Colorado Springs COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 Updates

Colorado Springs COVID-19 Updates: Resources and Travel Recommendations

Latest COVID Mitigation and Restrictions Update

The following restrictions and regulations are currently in place:

  • Masks: Face coverings are required for indoor, public settings
  • Restaurants: Mask mandate remains until customers are seated; no other restrictions are in place and restaurants can now operate at full capacity
  • Indoor Events: Indoor events less than 100 people have no restrictions other than the state mask order requirements; indoor events between 100-500 people must maintain six-foot distancing between non-vaccinated people and unknown vaccinated people and comply with the state mask order; indoor events over 500 people must obtain a variance from El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) prior to the event and comply with the state mask order
  • Outdoor Events: Unseated outdoor events have no restrictions; seated events that are ticketed and over 30,000 square feet must consult with EPCPH and CDPHE prior to their event

Current Colorado County COVID 19 Status


There are currently no travel restrictions OR quarantine requirements when traveling to Colorado Springs. Please take our Peak of Safety Pledge by clicking the button below before you visit.

MASK MANDATE: Colorado currently has a state-wide mask mandate. Masks or face coverings must be worn at all times when indoors or when unable to properly socially distance. Details of the order can be found here

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El Paso County has been certified by the state under the 5 Star State Certification Program and businesses are able to apply now. 

What does that mean for you? The 5 Star program encourages businesses to implement safety measures beyond what is already required by public health orders and guidelines that will help stop the spread of COVID-19. In doing so, businesses will be able to accelerate their reopening. In summary, it allows our county’s certified businesses to be eligible for less restrictive capacity caps while reassuring employees and customers that businesses are adhering to enhanced guidance.

El Paso County 5 Star Program Highlights:

  • The program is available to restaurants/breweries/bars, gyms/fitness centers, personal services & indoor events
  • Once certified, a business can enjoy increased capacity limits at one level higher on the state's COVID-19 dial framework
  • The program is voluntary and there is no cost to apply for certification

For more information, visit the program website.

Congratulations to These 5 Star Certified Businesses

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Learn when and which businesses remain closed, what restrictions remain in place, experiences you can enjoy and information that will allow you to properly plan upcoming trips to the Pikes Peak region.

Support & Enjoy Our Surrounding Communities

Colorado Springs consists of three counties – El Paso, Teller and Fremont. Each county may have different procedures and regulations in regard to COVID-19, so please check their websites for the most up-to-date information:

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Colorado Springs residents and visitors are encouraged to take reasonable precautions to prevent transmission of flu viruses, including:

  • Cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
  • Covering nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
  • Avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Getting a flu shot if you haven’t gotten one this year
  • Self-isolating when sick

If you have questions about upcoming events and possible cancellations or restrictions in the Pikes Peak region, please email our Communications Manager at

Alexea Veneracion

Communications Manager

Alexea joined VCOS in February 2020 after spending five years at a public relations agency. She oversees VCOS’ internal and external communications, including media and influencer relationships, social media strategy and editorial content. Ask her about the next 14er on her hiking list or her adorable (but mischievous) golden retriever named Ranger.