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New! Effective immediately, the City and County of Denver is supporting vaccination clinics that are currently providing Pfizer, which is now available for people 12 years and older. Please check clinics for specifics on what vaccine is being administered.
Read the recent COVID-19 status update for more Information

The City and County of Denver is adapting programs that serve communities to the specific needs arising due to the pandemic. Below involves guidance for safe business practices, resources for economic relief and clarity on which businesses can remain open, and which should close.

Face Coverings Required Signs

Face Covering Required Signs can be downloaded below for your business or other sites below:

Handwashing Signs

Wash Your Hands signs can be downloaded below for your business or other site:

Variances

 

Variance Requests 

The City and County of Denver variance request process follows the requirements from the State of Colorado and holds public health as the top priority in the consideration of all requests. Please be aware that the process requires review time and may take several weeks to complete. Additionally, the processing of requests may be paused or delayed at any time based on trends with community transmission.

On February 3, 2021, the State of Colorado issued the Fifth Amended Public Health Order 20-36, which revises the "Safer at Home Dial." The amended order places counties in different levels based on certain metrics related to COVID-19 cases and, depending on that level, implements certain restrictions on the types of variances the county may seek. As of February 6, 2021, Denver is in Level Yellow of the Safer at Home Dial. 

Counties in Level Yellow on the Safer at Home Dial may apply for outdoor site-specific variances. Only venues that exceed 30,000 square feet will be considered by CDPHE for a variance. If a venue has multiple uses or sectors included in it, the variance must specify how the venue proposes to meet the requirements for each use or sector.

 Submit a Variance Request

Variances are not allowed if a county is in Level Orange, Level Red or Level Purple.

Denver’s level may change, and along with that, the types of variances it may seek may change, as well.  However, variances may only be requested for allowances laid out in the next level of the State’s dial framework from the level where we are currently.



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