The City and County of Denver today announced it has issued a new Public Health Order updating COVID-19 guidelines. The newly adopted requirements will be in effect July 1 through July 31, following the Order issued by the State yesterday.
Updated provisions include:
• Indoor events with more than 2,000 people will no longer require prior approval by Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE). All indoor and outdoor events can now operate at full capacity with no restrictions.
• Face coverings are no longer required in Denver in any setting for children between the ages of 3 and 11.
• Per the State Order, face coverings are no longer required for unvaccinated people 12 and older in schools or Colorado Division of Motor Vehicle offices.
• Face coverings are still required for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated staff, residents, and visitors in jails, homeless shelters, and emergency medical and other healthcare settings.
• Daily rapid testing or once-weekly PCR testing is encouraged for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated staff in prisons, jails, homeless shelters, and emergency medical and other healthcare settings.
Separately, a federal requirement for face coverings on public transportation, including public transit networks, airplanes, buses, trains, taxis, Ubers and Lyfts continues, as does a State requirement for face coverings in public-facing court settings.
Unvaccinated individuals are still strongly encouraged to wear a face covering in indoor public settings, practice social distancing, avoid large crowds, and get vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccinations are free and readily available to anyone, with or without insurance. People who are fully vaccinated are highly protected against COVID-19 including the variants.
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