The Latest in Denver's Public Health Order

COVID continues to throw curve balls at us in Denver (and far beyond!).  Because of that, the public health order also must change to meet the challenges faced by COVID.  We've received feedback from constituents that the changes are a bit confusing, so we thought we'd compile the latest in public health guidance all into one spot for your review.

Thank you for all you do for our city!

Current Public Health Order:

  • With COVID-19 surging across the state and hospital capacity threatened, Mayor Michael B. Hancock, joined by metro-area public health leaders, on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 announced a new face covering order for Denver as part of a coordinated approach to prevent the region’s hospital system from collapsing. The order has been extended through Feb. 3, 2022.
  • Facilities must require face coverings for all indoor spaces OR choose to operate as a fully vaccinated facility and verify proof of full vaccination before entry. More information is available about the indoor face covering requirement and becoming a fully vaccinated facility.
  • Information on current Public Health Orders is available in English and Spanish on the Denver Dept. of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) COVID-19 webpage.


Report a Public Health Order (PHO) Complaint:


Testing for Businesses:

At-Home Testing:

  • Colorado is distributing free rapid COVID-19 over-the-counter (OTC) tests directly to resident’s homes. The program uses rapid antigen tests that show results within 15 minutes. Information and Request Form on the CDPHE Rapid At-Home Testing webpage.
  • NOTE: CDPHE and local public health are facing challenges with the nationwide rapid test shortage and managing the prioritization of limited supplies.


Up-To-Date Testing Sites:


At-Home Vaccination Service (CDPHE):

  • Phone: You can call 1-877-COVAXCO (1-877-268-2926) and an agent can help you register for an in-home vaccination. The call line is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT and in multiple languages. If an individual is unable to make the call, a caregiver, family member, or friend can call on their behalf.
  • Online: CDPHE has set up a web portal for organizations (including CCD and City Council) to submit requests for at-home vaccination on behalf of community members.

Up-To-Date Vaccine Sites:

Planning a Community Vaccination Event:

  • Request for COVID Immunization Event form is for organizations, facilities, and providers who would like to set up an event for the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes all types of clinics, including community-based clinics, equity clinics, pop up clinics, mobile vaccination units (buses), etc. Partners may also use this to request staff support for a planned COVID-19 vaccination clinic within their community.