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COVID-19 INFORMATION

Visit Golden is continually monitoring the rapidly changing situation regarding 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. We in Golden are on a steady, thoughtful path to reopening our tourism economy. Gov. Jared Polis is weighing the latest public health guidance as he approves new plans allowing various business sectors to resume operations. Colorado is now in the Safer at Home in the Vast, Great Outdoors Phase, which allows Coloradans and others to recreate in Golden's great outdoors while maintaining a sustainable level of physical distancing.  This new guidance opens up several outdoor recreational opportunities statewide and guided outdoor activities, including fly fishing, climbing and more Golden fun. 

There are new City of Golden, Colorado - Municipal Government regulations in place.
- Face coverings are now required on public property.
- Access to Clear Creek has been restricted.
- Washington Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic between 11th St and 13th St. This will allow for pedestrians to spread out while shopping and dining in downtown Golden.

For more details about the closures, visit http://www.cityofgolden.net/golden-takes-bold-action-to-protect-community-over-holiday-weekend/?fbclid=IwAR3Y-Pe7XkQG7S3SK8jipG1Lg0hlDvOoCBsUedeN0O-_GfXVP7AcDU9he5k

 As Golden continues to take positive steps toward reactivating our economy, the health and safety of both visitors and residents remain our highest priority. As you visit Golden, we encourage you to embrace our new interpretation of responsible tourism — showing care not only for our destinations but for our visitors and the people who call Golden home. 

Air Travel
Colorado airports, including Denver International Airport, are open

Lodging
A range of lodging offerings is available in Golden to accommodate travelers. Visit https://www.visitgolden.com/your-visit/lodging/ for a list of lodging option, but please contact hotels directly for up to date information

Dining & Restaurants
All Golden restaurants are allowed to provide dine-in service with social distancing and are encouraged to provide outdoor seating and service if possible. We recommend contacting restaurants directly to inquire about their services in advance, especially because seating may be limited. Click here to find out more about how Golden restaurants will be operating under this new guidance. Many Golden restaurants are serving food and alcohol for takeout or home delivery. A list can be founde found on the TakeOut TakeOver Golden page. 

Outdoor Recreation
Golden has countless acres of accessible federal land, state parks, municipal parks, open space and other accessible areas that make physical distancing feel natural. Allow for social distancing in our great outdoor areas. Regardless of where you are while in public, take care to remain at least six feet from others not in your household, and wear non-medical facial coverings to protect others.

Guided services, including fishing, hiking, climbing and more, are allowed with groups up to 10 people plus staff and guides. Tour providers including river outfitters, rafting and jeep tours can include members of up to two households. Recreators are encouraged to contact the guide or outfitter directly to learn more about its specific operations. 

While it's important to stick to the trails, be prepared to step off a trail onto a rock or a bare place to maintain physical distancing. Recreators can use COTREX for up-to-date information about 38,000 miles of Colorado trails, closures and activity alerts.

And while many of Golden's attractions and cultural facilities are temporarily closed, there are many ways to experience Golden from home through a wide array of online and virtual experiences.

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:

Golden Area Updates & Closures 

*Please see event or business link for the most up to date information

If you have a closure you would like to inform the community about please email mpinson@cityofgolden.net 

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.)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

CDC's website as well as its helpful information for travelers
U.S. Travel Association's Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus Toolkit
 

Business Resources

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.  

Business information for Safer-at-Home Orders

As of May 9, 2020, Jefferson County is now following the state’s Safer-at-Home order. Under this order, businesses must review the industry specific guidance for their business and implement all requirements prior to opening. Please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)’s Safer-at-Home webpage for industry specific guidance and best practices for all businesses. You can also visit JCPH’s resource hub at www.jeffco.us/safer-at-home.

A toolkit has been designed to provide guidance to businesses. This toolkit provides you access to a variety of resources for our
business community, including:

  • Official public health guidance for all businesses and nuanced guidance for various sectors/industries.
  • A communications toolkit with signage in English and Spanish to post at your entrance, signage to promote proper hygiene practices among employees, social media graphics and more.
  • Quick links to additional resources from CDPHE, such as frequently asked questions.


That toolkit is located HERE. Additionally, see the FAQ sheet which has useful guidance on what is remaining closed and answers other pertinent questions. 

The toolkit also includes the "Open for Business" campaign where business owners are encouraged to take the pledge to follow public health guidelines and to use the graphics and social media decals to share that with their customers and clients. 

Local Businesses Support  of Coronavirus Mitigation Efforts

During a special meeting on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 City Council passed Resolution 2731, which expresses support for any private business owner who chooses to establish policies intended to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus, as in the requirement to wear non-medical face coverings when entering the premises. The City’s trespassing ordinances allow for these restrictions by private business owners when notice is posted.

The City has created “Face covering required” signage for any business who wishes to use it. If you are interested in such a sign for your business, email us at COVID19@cityofgolden.net(External link).

TakeOut TakeOver Golden

Dine in service is now available at many Golden restaurants and bars, are still offering carry-out orders and deliveries. Tthe 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.

BGoldN Food Assistance BGoldN Logo

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.