Colorado Springs COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 Updates

Colorado Springs COVID-19 Updates: Resources and Travel Recommendations

Latest COVID Mitigation and Restrictions Update

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In response to increases in COVID-19 case rates, test positivity and hospitalizations, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) notified El Paso County that we are required to move to Level Red: Severe Risk on the state’s dial framework. You can find the chart with restriction changes on that same webpage.  El Paso County continues to expand the community mitigation plan.

The following changes will go into effect at 5 pm on Friday, November 27.

  • Moving from “strongly advised to stay at home” to “stay at home”
  • New variances: not eligible – current variances reevaluated
  • Personal gathering size: none
  • Higher education: remote suggested
  • Indoor dining: closed – takeout, curbside, delivery, to-go and outdoor/open-air dining still available
  • Office: at 10% capacity, remote work strongly encouraged
  • Gyms: at 10% capacity or 10 indoors per room, outdoors in groups less than 10, reservations required
  • Bars: closed, unless all patrons are seated outdoors and at tables spaced at least 6 feet apart and food is served from a retail food licensee for on-premise consumption. Dance floors are not permitted.
  • Retail: 25% capacity 
  • Personal Services: 25% capacity up to 25 people per room 

Indoor Events:  

  • Unseated: closed
  • Seated: closed

Outdoor Events:  

  • Unseated: 25%, or up to 75 people (with social distance calculator) 
  • Seated: 25%, or up to 75 people with six feet of distance  


TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS: 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

Trails, parks and open spaces are open and many outdoor recreation activities are still available. Most attractions are also open. We recommend keeping your plans fluid, researching county restrictions before you travel and becoming familiar with reservation cancellation policies. 

CDC Toolkit for Domestic Travelers > 

Click on the categorized tiles below to 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.