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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.

Appointments for vaccines are available on weekends at the Aurora Municipal Center. Appointments are preferred, but we will accept people without an appointment.

On May 10, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer vaccine for emergency use in adolescents age 12 to 15. On May 12, the Centers for Disease Control made the recommendation to follow the FDA decision to authorize emergency use of this vaccine in this age group. Colorado vaccine providers are preparing to phase in vaccine administration for this age group.

Find a vaccine clinic:
Aurora Municipal Center
Tri-County Health Department
State of Colorado
https://vaccine-finder.nickm.org/. (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.
 
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.

Please note: Level Clear starts Sunday, May 16. 
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 the state's face-covering requirement will 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 May 16, 2021)

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

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
The Colorado statewide mask mandate was updated recently, and state officials are reviewing the Centers for Disease Control's latest guidance on masks. According to the state mask mandate, masks are no longer required in indoor public spaces if 80% of people in attendance have provided proof of COVID-19 vaccination or by restaurant employees if 85% of restaurant staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

In Adams and Arapahoe counties, the Tri-County Health Department face covering order applies, and does not currently include these exceptions. The Tri-County Health Department face covering order will expire on May 15, and all three counties in the Tri-County Health Department area will then be under the state’s mask mandate through June 1 or later if it is extended by the state.

Residents are still encouraged to wear masks in public indoor areas, stay home when they are sick and be tested for COVID-19 if they have symptoms; wash their hands often; and be vaccinated as soon as possible.   

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.

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 businesslic@auroragov.org 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.

Aurora City Council Actions

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