Colorado Travel & COVID-19
The safety of our travelers and residents is our highest priority and the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) is committed to providing accurate and updated information about public health conditions in Colorado.
In response to COVID-19, Colorado Governor Jared Polis enacted a statewide "Stay At Home" order effective Thursday, March 26, 2020. The restriction will remain in place until April 26. The only exceptions involve essential trips such as grocery shopping or health care appointments.
Colorado is beginning to see the impacts of the social distancing measures that have been implemented in recent weeks. The state has seen a 60 percent reduction in traffic on Colorado roads since the beginning of March and is beginning to see the effects of the stay at home Executive Order. When this virus began, the number of cases was doubling every 1.5 days, now it’s doubling every six days, meaning the spread of the virus is beginning to slow.
Now is not the time to vacation in Colorado. Many of the state's key tourism attractions are closed including ski resorts, restaurants and bars, arts and cultural facilities, entertainment venues, sports arenas and select national parks including Rocky Mountain National Park.
While 'escaping' to the great outdoors and more rural parts of the state may seem like a logical idea, Colorado's rural destinations and mountain communities have limited medical facilities and personnel whose services need to be reserved for their residents. Non-essential travel is discouraged at this time.
Thank you for doing your part to keep our state safe. We look forward to welcoming you to Colorado when it is safe to travel once again.
For more information please refer to the following sites:
Help support Coloradans impacted by COVID-19. To learn more, please visit HelpColoradoNow.org.
For the latest travel alerts and warnings, visit the CDC webpage, Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Info: https://covid19.colorado.gov/