Colorado Springs COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 Updates

Colorado Springs COVID-19 Updates: Resources and Travel Recommendations

Latest COVID Mitigation and Restrictions Update

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has moved El Paso County to Level Orange: High 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 on Monday, January 4.

  • Indoor dining: 25% capacity or 50 people per confined space, whichever is less
  • Outdoor dining: per local licensing requirements
  • Alcohol sales for on-site consumption are dependent on county dial level – Level Orange indicates alcohol sales must conclude by 10 pm
  • Bars are only allowed to operate if they meet all the requirements as restaurants, which can be found here
    • Dance floors are not permitted
    • All patrons must be seated at tables set 6 feet apart
    • Masks are required by patrons when they are not seated
    • Performances that cause heavy breathing (like singing or wind instruments) must be 25 ft from patrons (this includes karaoke)
    • Performances with no forced exhalation (like a piano or harp) must be a minimum of 6 ft from patrons (but 25 ft is preferred)
  • Indoor Events: 25%, 50 person cap, 6ft distancing between parties (with social distanced calculator)
  • Outdoor Events: 25%, or up to 75 people, 6ft distancing between parties (with social distance calculator)

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

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 > 

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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:

Find more Pikes Peak region updates and information:


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.