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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

All Coloradans ages 16 and older are now eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine, and all Coloradans ages 18 and older are eligible to receive the Moderna or Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. In addition to NEW appointments now available at the Aurora Municipal Center, there are several vaccine finder tools available online, including and (Note: links do not imply endorsement.)

A testing site continues to operate in the Aurora Center for Active Adults parking lot, 30 Del Mar Circle. Testing is available at this site through June 30. To support the state's COVID-19 community testing sites financially, the testing provider, MAKO Medical, is accepting health insurance from residents who are insured and need to get tested. Testing remains free to everyone regardless of insurance status. There are no out-of-pocket costs for anyone. However, those who have insurance will be asked to provide insurance information when registering for a test to allow MAKO Medical to bill health insurers for testing costs. Visit this link to view testing site locations and links to register.

On April 16, the state's COVID-19 dial evolved into Public Health Order 20-38: Limited COVID-19 Restrictions, which allows counties to implement regulations at the local level while still maintaining some limited requirements across the state. Counties may use the statewide dial framework as a model for implementing their own regulations.

Beginning April 16, Arapahoe and Adams county businesses and residents will follow simplified restrictions issued by the Tri-County Health Department, with the continued goal of controlling and slowing the spread of COVID-19.

As of April 14, 2021, there were 135,050 known positive cases in Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties, with 1,688 deaths in those counties, and there also is evidence that more contagious and potentially more severe variant strains are spreading in Colorado. With cases going up and a limited COVID-19 vaccine supply, Tri-County Health Department officials want everyone to remain cautious for a brief extension of time until vaccines are more widely available.  

The Tri-County Health Department public health order will be in effect from April 16 through May 15. Highlights include:

Phase 1: Moving Toward Full Re-opening April 16 (30 days): Counties will move to a new level on the dial, one level less than the level indicated by their metrics on April 15. For example, a county at Level Yellow metrics on the current state Dial will move to Level Blue on April 16 and remain there until May 15.
Phase 2: Observation Period, May 16 to Aug. 16 (90 days): Counties will move to Level Clear, which has no restrictions, subject to Tri-County Health Department observation of hospital admission rates in Arapahoe and Adams counties. In Level Clear, businesses will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity with no mitigation requirements, although face-covering requirements may still apply.

Douglas County has opted out of the local public health order.

Adams County: Level Blue: Cautious level (will remain at this level until at least May 16, 2021)

Arapahoe County: Level Blue: Cautious level (will remain at this level until at least May 16, 2021)

Because COVID-19 remains in Colorado, residents are advised to stay home as much as possible, practice good hygiene by washing hands frequently and avoid touching your face, wear a face covering or mask when you leave home, and connect with neighbors and loved ones virtually.

Thank you, Aurora, for doing your part, observing public health guidelines, reaching out to neighbors and friends, lifting up front-line health care workers and first responders, and supporting local businesses during this time.

Face covering orders and guidance
Tri-County Health Department has amended its public health order on face coverings. The updated order, which removes the requirement regarding face coverings in outdoor public spaces, will be in place until June 30, 2021, unless rescinded, amended or extended. The order only applies to Arapahoe and Adams counties as Douglas County has opted out of the order. Visit Tri-County Health's website for more information.

A state mask mandate also remains in effect. The order requires people in Colorado who are age 11 years and older to wear a covering over their noses and mouths when entering or moving within any public indoor space or while using or waiting to use public or non-personal transportation services. People who do not have to wear a mask include those who are 10 years old and younger and those who cannot medically tolerate a face covering. Children ages 2 and under should not wear masks or cloth face coverings.

The Aurora city manager’s disaster declaration still in place allows the city to delegate enforcement authority of public health and executive orders related to facial coverings to other city departments aside from the Aurora Police Department. The disaster declaration also allows the city to quickly implement necessary policies to address regulatory changes, directives or licensing restrictions contained in the executive orders or public health orders.

Research shows that people who have no symptoms can spread COVID-19. Wearing a non-medical face mask helps minimize the spread of the virus. Face coverings are a safe, inexpensive, effective and easy way to slow the spread of COVID-19, used in conjunction with other best practices such as social distancing, handwashing and staying at home while experiencing symptoms.

Businesses are required to post a notice about the executive and public health orders. Posters are available online to download at or at

Residents who have concerns about the mandate not being followed may reach out to Tri-County Health Department’s call center at 303.220.9200. Concerns about business non-compliance may be sent to or 303.739.7057. The city’s Tax and Licensing Division, Code Enforcement and Open Space and Natural Resources Division will educate residents and the public about these orders and will enforce the rules upon repeated violations.

State of Colorado Executive Orders

Visit this link for a list of state of Colorado executive orders and public health orders with details about what the orders mean and who they affect.

For questions, please contact the county in which you live.

Status of City Facilities and Services

As plans for reopening some city facilities move along, we update the status of city facilities and services. Please check often.

The city continues to work closely with federal, state and local public health agencies to closely monitor the situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus). We are taking action to keep our community and staff safe.

A cross-departmental team is meeting regularly to evaluate city operations. Check back to this website often for updates.

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