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Visit Golden recognizes that residents and travelers may be concerned about COVID-19 and how it may affect them. 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. While traveling in Colorado, the health and safety of both visitors and residents remain our highest priority. 

Jefferson County 

Mask Guidance:

Jefferson County Board of Health took action on Nov. 22, 2021 to require face coverings for everyone ages 3+ in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status. The Order is effective November 24, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and shall remain in effect at all times Jefferson County is in Substantial or High TransmissionYou may read the full public health order here.

Jefferson County Publi Health requires masks in local public government buildings.

Additional Jefferson County Covid Alerts can be found here:

Colorado Department of Public Health 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has issued a public health order (PHO) to require full vaccination for unseated, indoor public events with 500 or more people in the metro area counties of Denver, Arapahoe, Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, and Jefferson.

The public health order can be found here. Key details include:

  • The order goes into effect this Friday, November 19, and is in effect through December 31.
  • The order applies to all unseated, open to the public indoor events of 500 or more individuals.
  • Individuals 12 years of age or older are required to be fully vaccinated to be admitted into the indoor event.
  • Event venues with vaccine requirements or testing programs in place may continue to have a verified negative COVID-19 test as an option until December 1.
  • No later than December 1, all public indoor events of 500 more individuals shall require proof of being fully vaccinated to be admitted into the indoor event.
  • Indoor event venues may submit a variance request to CDPHE if they have disease mitigation measures that will similarly protect individuals.
  • All unseated, private indoor events of greater than 500 individuals are strongly encouraged to implement a mandatory vaccination policy for all individuals, or at a minimum require the individual to produce a negative COVID-19 test to be admitted into the indoor event.
  • Everyone must still wear masks on planes, buses, trains and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States, and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations. This is required by federal law for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.

For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit CDPHE's website.

Jefferson County Colorado Public Health (JCPH) - To learn more about JCPH visit

Golden Area Updates & Closures  | Please see event or business link for the most up to date information


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.  

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

A range of lodging offerings is available in Golden to accommodate travelers. Visit for a list of lodging options, please contact hotels directly for up to date information.

Dining & Restaurants
Many restaurants provide takeout, delivery and outdoor seating. We recommend contacting restaurants directly to inquire about their services in advance. Many Golden restaurants are serving food and alcohol for takeout or home delivery. 

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. 

Please follow this link to view the status of City  of Golden 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.)


U.S. Travel Association's Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus Toolkit
City of Golden Resources:  Covid-19 Economic Food and Housing Assistance


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. 

SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund Pre-registration opens April 30. 2021.


BGoldN Food Assistance BGoldN Logo

If you are in need of food assistance, meal pick-up is available at The Splash at Fossil Trace, 3151 Illinois Street. Prepackaged, made-fresh, take and go breakfasts and lunches are distributed from 1 to 1:30 p.m., Monday – Friday (no weekends).

For those unable to leave the home and in financial stress, email 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 The Splash at Fossil Trace, 3151 Illinois Street.

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.


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