Visit Golden recognizes that residents and travelers may be concerned about COVID-19 and how it may affect them. Visit Golden is continually monitoring the changing guidelines regarding COVID-19. The City of Golden is located in Jefferson County Colorado and all City, County, and State guidelines are followed in Golden.
We in Golden are on a steady, thoughtful path to reopening our economy. Gov. Jared Polis is weighing the latest public health guidelines. 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 wearing a mask when 6 feet of social distancing is not possible. While traveling in Colorado, the health and safety of both visitors and residents remain our highest priority.
Visit Golden continues to post city, county and state updates as they become available. Residents and travelers will find the most up to date information on this page. Please check with businesses for their hours of operation.
City of Golden
- Visit guidinggolden.com/covid-19 for the most up to date information.
- The City of Golden, Colorado - Municipal Government regulations require Face coverings in both indoor and outdoor areas of the City of Golden.
Jefferson County Colorado
Jefferson County Colorado Together We Go Toolkit for residents and businesses
Jefferson County Public Health: https://www.jeffco.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1402
- Limits outdoor events to no more than 75 people and indoor events to no more than 25 people within their usable space as calculated by the Social Distancing Space Calculator. Events may no longer have more than one room, designated activity or area.
- Prohibits spectators at all high school sporting events, regardless of whether they are sanctioned by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and regardless of whether they take place at public, private or charter schools.
- Prohibits spectators at adult recreational and league sports.
- Ceases all alcohol beverage sales at 10:00 pm. for restaurants, bars and breweries (that sell food) and similar venues.
State of Colorado
- State of Colorado Covid 19 Dial Dashboard https://covid19.colorado.gov/data/covid-19-dial/covid-19-dial-dashboard
- State of Colorado Department of Public Health: CDPHE: www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus
Center for Disease Control: CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
While traveling in Colorado, the health and safety of both visitors and residents remain our highest priority . Across the state and in Golden, we encourage you to embrace responsible tourism - showing care for our destinations, our visitors, and the people who call Golden home. Check out these links for what's open, scenic byways in our state (try the Lariat Loop in Golden) and much more!
GENERAL TRAVEL INFORMATION
Colorado airports, including Denver International Airport, are open
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 options, 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. Many Golden restaurants are serving food and alcohol for takeout or home delivery. A list can be found on the TakeOut In Golden page.
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 a mask.
Guided services, including fishing, hiking, climbing, history tours 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.
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.
Golden Area Updates & Closures | Please see event or business link for the most up to date information
- American Mountaineering Museum Open by reservation only
- Coors Brewery Tour Closed for Tours
- Golden Bike Library Closed
- Golden Visitors & Information Center Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Monday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jefferson Symphony Orchestra Virtual
- Miner's Alley Playhouse On Demand Performances
- Mines Museum of Earth Science Closed
If you have a closure you would like to inform the community about please email email@example.com
Please follow this link to view the status of City Services and facilities.
- 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.
- Energize Colorado
- City of Golden COVID-19 Economic Relief Efforts
- City of Golden Community & Economic Development Business Resources for COVID-19
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Register with the SBA for the Disaster Fund relief.
- Colorado Restaurant Association Resources
- Downtown Development Authority Business Revenue Loss Grant Program – Round Two Please note that this round is specifically for those eligible downtown businesses which did not apply in the first round.
- Update your Google my Business Account
- Unemployment Insurance
- Reach out to your insurance company to see if your policy includes Business Interruption Coverage.
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.
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 cnavirus, 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).
Dine in service is available at many Golden restaurants and bars and many are offering carry-out orders and deliveries. The City of Golden, Visit Golden, and the Golden Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to promote TakeOut In Golden. Support local businesses by visiting the TakeOut page for an updated list of local restaurants, offering takeout, delivery, or curbside options and place an order.
Shop Local - Support local retail, services, and cultural organizations without going inside.
Golden merchants work hard to earn your business. 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.