City and County of Denver COVID-19 Status Update

Published on June 04, 2021

DENVER – The City and County of Denver today provided the following COVID-19 status update:

Updated Public Health Order

On Tuesday, June 1, the City and County of Denver issued a new COVID-19 public health order that updates guidelines for face coverings and capacity limits for large indoor events. Denver’s new requirements will be in effect through July 1 and follow an updated order issued by the State on May 31, 2021.

The public health order contains the following guidance:

Face coverings:

  • The Denver face covering order will be revised to align with the State’s new face covering order. Face coverings will not be required except in settings such as hospitals, childcare centers, homeless shelters, nursing homes, and prisons.
  • This rule will apply to children age three and older in Denver.
  • Some private businesses, including grocery stores, large retailers and coffee shops, may also choose to continue requiring face coverings.

Businesses in Denver:

  • There will be no capacity limits in offices, retail businesses, restaurants, personal services, or bars.
  • Restaurants will have no limit on party size.
  • Gyms, recreation centers, and pools can continue to operate at full capacity and will no longer have distancing requirements.
  • With the removal of the capacity and social distancing requirements for businesses, the Denver 5 Star program will be suspended, and applications will no longer be accepted. Should restrictions be re-imposed in the future, the program may resume.

Events in Denver:

  • Indoor: Events of more than 2,000 people must get approval from Denver's Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE).
  • Outdoor: Events no longer have capacity limits, distancing requirements, or other restrictions.

For those who are unvaccinated, public health experts still recommend wearing a face-covering for indoor public settings, socially distancing, and avoiding large crowds. Click here for comprehensive mask-wearing guidance from the State.

To review the full press release, visit denvergov.org/COVID-19.

Montbello High School Vaccination Site Closure, Testing Remains Available

Vaccinations at the Denver community site at Montbello High School are no longer available. However, testing at this location continues. Individuals scheduled to receive their second dose at this location will be contacted by CovidCheck Colorado to reschedule their second vaccine appointment.

Green Valley Ranch Testing Site Closure

The City and County of Denver’s COVID-19 testing site at Green Valley Ranch Pool closed on Sunday, May 30th. COVID-19 testing for residents in the Green Valley Ranch community and Denver-metro area will remain available at Walgreens, Urgent Care Centers and some primary care providers, as well as select City-managed locations. Additional information about testing locations and hours are available online at denvergov.org/COVID-19 and by phone at 3-1-1.

Barnum Rec Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center, Swansea Rec Center and John F. Kennedy High School Closure

At the end of June, the Denver community vaccination sites at Barnum Rec Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center, Swansea Rec Center and John F. Kennedy High School will end delivery of the COVID-19 vaccines. Throughout June, walk-ins for vaccines are welcome. Note that individuals receiving their first vaccine dose after the final first dose delivery days listed below, must get their second vaccine dose at an alternative vaccine location like Safeway and other healthcare providers. Visit denvergov.org/COVID-19 to find additional vaccine locations.

To receive both doses at the same location, you must follow the schedule below.

Barnum Rec Center:

  • Pfizer
    • Final 1st dose delivery day: Sunday, June 6th
    • Final 2nd dose delivery day: Sunday, June 27th
  • Moderna
    • Final 1st dose delivery day: Wednesday, June 2nd
    • Final 2nd dose delivery day: Wednesday, June 30th

Martin Luther King, Jr. Rec Center:

  • Pfizer
    • Final 1st dose delivery day: Friday, June 5th
    • Final 2nd dose delivery day: Friday, June 26th
  • Moderna
    • Final 1st dose delivery day: Tuesday, June 1st
    • Final 2nd dose delivery day: Tuesday, June 29th

Swansea Rec Center:

  • Pfizer
    • Final 1st dose delivery day: Monday, June 7th
    • Final 2nd dose delivery day: Monday, June 28th

JFK High School

  • Moderna
    • Final 1st dose delivery day: Tuesday, June 2nd
    • Final 2nd dose delivery day: Tuesday, June 30th

Media Contact Information for Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment

The Joint Information Center (JIC) deactivated on Friday, May 7 and JIC duties transitioned to Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment. This includes public information related to testing, vaccinations and public health orders. News media are advised to direct all city COVID-19 response and vaccination questions to:

Denver County Current Status:

*Numbers represent data as of Friday, June 4 and are subject to change.

  • Denver residents initiating vaccination – 1st Dose received: 436,060
  • Denver residents completing vaccination–Fully vaccinated: 373,689

Denver one-week cumulative incidence rate (7-day moving average)

  • Friday, May 28: 48.3 average of new daily cases per 100,000 population
  • Saturday, May 29: 45.2
  • Sunday, May 30: 43.3
  • Monday, May 31: 39.2
  • Tuesday, June 1: 36
  • Wednesday, June 2: 34.9
  • Thursday, June 3: 30.5

One-week average positivity rate

  • Friday, May 28:2.0%
  • Saturday, May 29:2.1%
  • Sunday, May 30:1.6%
  • Monday, May 31: .8%
  • Tuesday, June 1:1.6%
  • Wednesday, June 2: 1.5%
  • Thursday, June 3:not yet reported

Hospitalizations

  • Persons hospitalized with COVID-19 Denver County:58 (7-day average)

Cumulative Denver positive cases: 72,727

Cumulative Denver deaths from COVID-19: 830

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The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), Denver’s nationally accredited public health agency, empowers Denver’s communities to live better, longer. The divisions of DDPHE are: Administration, Animal Protection, Community & Behavioral Health, Environmental Quality, Office of the Medical Examiner, and Public Health Investigations. In partnership with Denver Public Health, DDPHE provides quality public health services to the City and County of Denver. For more information about DDPHE, visit denvergov.org/dphe or follow us on Twitter @DDPHE.

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