VISIT GOLDEN is continually monitoring the rapidly changing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19)
Visit guidinggolden.com/covid-19 for the most up to date information for the City of Golden.
Visit Golden recognizes that travelers may be concerned about COVID-19 and how it may affect them. On March 25, Governor Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a Stay At Home Order for the state of Colorado, mandating that residents stay home unless they are providing or seeking essential services, including medical needs and groceries. This order begins at 6:00 a.m. March 26 and will remain in place until April 11 at 11:59 p.m.
The Stay At Home Order follows a public health order issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to close bars, restaurants, gyms, theaters, and casinos to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Establishments may continue to offer food and beverage using delivery service, window service, walk-up service, drive-through service, or drive-up service, which can be found on the TakeOut TakeOver Golden page.
In the event of an emergency, incident or health threat, VISIT GOLDEN follows an emergency preparedness plan of action set by The City of Golden.
We will continue to post information and local updates as they become available. In the meantime, for the latest statewide information, you can follow these websites:
- City of Golden COVID-19 (Coronavirus Updates): https://www.guidinggolden.com/covid-19
- CDPHE: www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus
- CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
- JCPH: www.jeffco.us/public-health
Golden Area Updates & Closures
*Please see event or business link for the most up to date information
- Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave
- Buffalo Rose Event Venue
- Colorado Railroad Museum
- Coors Brewery Tour
- Dinosaur Ridge
- Duluth Trading Company
- Earth Sweet Botanicals
- El Dorado Mexican Restaurant
- Foothills Art Center
- Foothills Animal Shelter
- Golden Bodyworker
- Golden Community Center and Preschool
- Golden Family Easter Egg Hunt
- Golden History Museum
- Golden Visitors & Information Center
- Jefferson Public Schools
- Jefferson County Public Library
- Jefferson Symphony Orchestra
- Miner's Alley Playhouse has postponed Moon Over Buffalo
- Mines Museum of Earth Science
- Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
- Rock Rest Lodge
- Symmetry 360 Massage
- The Golden Hotel, Bridgewater Grill and Meeting Facility
If you have a closure you would like to inform the community about please email email@example.com
City Cancellations and Closures
The following facilities are closed to the public effective March 17, 2020 until further notice:
- City Hall, Police and Fire Departments (911 10th St.)
- City Hall Annex (1000 10th St.)
- Planning and Public Works Building (1445 10th St.)
CDC's website as well as its helpful information for travelers
U.S. Travel Association's Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus Toolkit
Visit Golden is closely tracking the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) for our businesses and the Golden community. Below are resources for how your business can plan for and respond to the virus. We will update this page as information is made available. Updated 3/17
Register with the SBA for the Disaster Fund relief. Registering now will shorten the time to receive assistance once it is released.
- Unemployment Insurance
- Reach out to your insurance company to see if your policy includes Business Interruption Coverage.
On March 16th, the Governor announced a 30-day closure of dine-in services, bars, and gyms. Restaurants are permitted to continue with carry-out orders and deliveries; yet this still poses an incredibly difficult financial challenge not only for our restaurants, but also our shops, service providers, and their employees. In response, the City of Golden, Visit Golden, and the Golden Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to promote TakeOut TakeOver Golden. Support local businesses by visiting the TakeOut TakeOver for an updated list of local restaurants, still offering takeout, delivery, or curbside options and place an order.
Shop Local - Support local retail, services, and cultural organizations without going inside.
Small businesses need your help more than ever. Visit the Shop Local page to find a list of businesses offering online shopping, curbside pick up, gift cards and more.
If you are in need of food assistance, meal pick-up is available at Bell Middle School, 1001 Ulysses St. Prepackaged take and go breakfasts & lunches from local restaurants are distributed at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday - Friday (no weekends). Just show up. First come, first-served in drive-up fashion in front of the school.
For those unable to leave the home and in financial stress, email BGoldNcity@gmail.com or call 720-432-5048 with your name, phone number and address. The delivery service is ONLY for those who are UNABLE to leave their homes. Anyone who is underserved and IS ABLE to leave the house will receive their meals at Bell Middle School.
If you are able, please donate to the BGoldN Fund and help families and individuals who need food assistance. 100% of donations will cover local restaurant costs for BGoldN and purchasing food for our local food banks. Read more about this innovative program in the press release.