Visit Colorado Springs Encourages Community to `Carry On` with Local Support
VCOS creates hub of resources to help navigate the COVID-19 outbreak
Colorado Springs, Colo. – March 25, 2020 – In an effort to support Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, VCOS launched a hub of updates and resources for those in the area, including Partners, small-business owners, families, visitors and everyone in between. Approximately two weeks since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Colorado, the region continues to navigate this unprecedented situation.
“While the closure and cancelation of many of our city’s beloved attractions, accommodations, restaurants, galleries, museums and events is hard on all of us, the more stringently we follow recommended health practices, the sooner we can get back to the business of welcoming visitors and groups to Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region,” said Doug Price, President & CEO of VCOS.
Although most businesses have had to shut down their standard operations, many are finding new ways to engage and serve the public during this time through virtual experiences and curbside options. VCOS encourages the public to take advantage of these offers to support the local economy while also finding safe, engaging ways to discover adventure, education, cuisine, fitness and more.
To access all resources, which are being updated daily, the public can visit the VCOS website:
- COVID-19 Updates – Includes local, state and national public health recommendations, business resources and current tourism-related restrictions and cancelations in the Pikes Peak region.
- Carry On, Colorado Springs – Includes information across the categories of Food & Beverage, Outdoor Adventure, Attractions, Art, Music, & History, Transportation & Lodging, Retail & Shopping, Small Business and Health & Wellness.
- VCOS Blog – Includes ideas for how people can still celebrate fun activities like National Cocktail Day from home, participate in virtual experiences and safely enjoy the outdoors.
“Given the unpredictability of the COVID-19 virus, the best we can all do is support one another while continuing to follow the recommendations of our national, state and local health leaders,” said Price. “We will get through this pandemic, and once we do, we will emerge stronger than ever before with new, world-class facilities and attractions for our local community and visitors to experience.”
By joining forces as a community and participating in the new experiences and offers from local businesses, individuals are collectively contributing to a quicker, stronger recovery for Colorado Springs.
If you are a business owner or community member and have additional information to add to the VCOS hub of resources, please contact the VCOS Communications Manager.