Local, state, and national COVID-19 updates and vaccine information will be posted on this page as they become available. Resources related to food, unemployment, and housing has migrated to the Community Resources page and resources for businesses related to COVID-19 has migrated the Opportunities and Incentives page.
Updated Emergency Orders:
Face coverings: The City does not impose any face covering requirements within the city which are more protective or restrictive than those established and enforced by Gilpin County and/or the State of Colorado [See Emergency Order 21-01].
Central City is utilizing the following Re-Entry Guidelines - Phased Facilities and Services Reopening Plan.
City Hall remains closed to the public; however effective Monday, August 10, 2020, City Hall appointment days and times will be expanded to regular business hours Monday – Thursday. City Hall is closed on Friday. The Visitor Center remains open to the public. Face coverings are required to enter a public buildings. If you need assistance, please click here or call (303) 582-5251.
Updates on our status can be found by emailing individual staff members, by reviewing this COVID-19 page, or by calling City Hall and leaving a voice message directly (please note many staff members continue to work remotely and have limited access to voicemail). An additional resource is the city Facebook page.
Essential public safety services, including Law Enforcement, Fire Protection, Public Utilities (Water) and Public Works, will continue operations as normal. Additional measures are in place to continue operations for non-emergency services.
Orders, directives and resolutions relating to the pandemic may be found below:
- Central City Emergency Order 20-01 - An Emergency Order of the City of Central, Colorado, requiring the use of face coverings in certain public settings for the promotion of health and suppression of disease.
- Central City Emergency Order 21-01 - Addressing Face Coverings in Public Settings.
- Administrative Directive - Electronic Meetings - Emergency electronic participation policy for regular and special meetings of City Commissions.
- Emergency Declaration Resolutions:
Gilpin County is currently operating at the Green Level.
March 29, 2021 - Amended State Public Health Order
Moving to Level Green allows casinos to be open at 50% capacity up to 500 people. Your restaurants are allowed to increase to full capacity as long as tables are 6 feet apart. CDPHE has not lifted any other restrictions.
February 18, 2021 - 5-Star Certification Program
February 6, 2021 - Moved to Caution - Blue Level. Table Games are permitted at this level with the following Health and Safety Policies for Resumption of Gaming Operations.
The county has established a COVID-19 Hotline, where residents can call or email questions about the pandemic, get information about local resources, community closures or other news. Contact: 303.515.4342 or email@example.com.
- Gilpin County Public Health Orders
- Gilpin County Open Rules
- Social Distancing Protocol
- Screening Form
Visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) website for the latest information on the pandemic.
COVID-19 Economic Relief Bill
January 4, 2021 - Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-relief and $1.4 trillion government funding package that offers important aid in light of COVID-19 to Americans. This included an extension to December 31, 2021 for CARES Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) funds to be spent as well as an additional round of direct payments, enhanced unemployment benefits, education funding, and aid to various other sectors. View the details of the bill here, note this is an external site providing a summary.
Gilpin County is now in Phase 1A AND Phase 1B of administering the COVID-19 vaccinations. The following Gilpin County residents are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:
1A - Highest-risk health care workers and individuals:
- People who have direct contact with COVID-19 patients for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.
- Long-term care facility staff and residents.
1B - Coloradans age 70+, moderate-risk health care workers, first responders, frontline essential workers:
- Health care workers with less direct contact with COVID-19 patients (e.g. home health, hospice, pharmacy, dental, etc.) and EMS.
- Firefighters, police, COVID-19 response personnel, correctional workers, and funeral services.
- People age 70 and older.
To register for an appointment to receive the COVID19 vaccination, please call 303-515-4342 Monday
through Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Once you are registered Gilpin County Public Health will contact you
directly to schedule your appointment. If there is no answer please leave a message and we will return
your call within 24 business hours. For vaccine FAQs visit covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine-faq.
More details can be found at the State's dedicated COVID-19 vaccine website, covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine.