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COVID-19 & LONGMONT TRAVEL

Visit Longmont and the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) recognizes that travelers may be concerned about COVID-19 and how it may affect them.

Updated April 6, 2020: The travel industry’s guiding principle is to seek and heed the most up-to-date expert guidance, and we urge the traveling public to do the same. Visit Longmont understands that residents and businesses in Longmont, as well as travelers that were planning to visit Longmont, may be concerned about COVID-19 and how they may be affected by the virus. As we learn more, we promise to keep you updated.

***Gov. Jared Polis issued a mandatory stay-at-home order for all residents of Colorado that will last through April 26, 2020 unless rescinded or modified. The Distric Attorney for Boulder County issues stay-at-home order guidelines that can be accessed here.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis ordered the closure of dine-in services at restaurants and bars throughout the state as he continues efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. He also ordered gyms, casinos, theaters, coffeehouses, cigar bars, brewpubs and distillery pubs, nail salons, spas, hair salons and tattoo parlors to close. The order allows restaurants to continue to serve meals and alcohol for delivery or carry-out, but not for in-person dining. It will stay in place until April 30, 2020.

In a bid to limit the spread of coronavirus, and speed the forthcoming economic recovery, Gov. Jared Polis asked Coloradans to adopt face masks when they leave their home for essential functions allowed under the state’s ‘stay-at-home’ order.

Rocky Mountain National Park is announcing modifications to operations at the request of the local health department. As of 7 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020, Rocky Mountain National Park is closed to all park visitors until further notice. This closure will be in effect 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there will be no access permitted to Rocky Mountain National Park.

Longmont has extended the closures of all city government buildings through April 19.***

What We Are Doing: 

Visit Longmont encourages being safe and smart about your travel, especially right now. But that doesn't mean you can't still dream. Visit Longmont has extensive resources here on www.visitlongmont.org to access for your future travels. Most of all, we want you to stay well! #visitlongmontlater

The Longmont Visitors Center at 512 4th Ave. Ste. 103 is "Going Online" until further notice and will not maintain public office hours. The front door of the Visitors Center maintains a fully stocked brochure rack on the door so people can access brochures and area information they may need. Most travel resources, ideas, itineraries, updates and more can be accessed here on www.visitlongmont.org.

Check out our Quarantainment Page for things to do, photo bingo and more!

There are online versions of brochures here:

Longmont Visitors Guide
Colorado Vacation Guide
Bike/Art in Public Places Map
Longmont Map
Dining Guide
Craft Beverages Guide
Historic Sites Guide
Day Tripper Guide
Wedding Brochure

We will keep our online events calendar as up-to-date with postponements and cancellations: https://www.visitlongmont.org/events/. Please check with host organizations of events for the most recent event statuses.

​Still have questions about Longmont? We are still virtually here to help you! Please contact us at staff@visitlongmont.org. We would be more than willing to assist!

Visit Longmont is in contact with the Colorado State Tourism Office who is working closely with the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. With this evolving situation, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and these public health authorities.

Along with other Advance Longmont Economic Partners (Longmont Area Chamber of CommerceLongmont Economic Development PartnershipThe Longmont Downtown Development Authority, Small Business Development Center), we are closely monitoring developments of Federal Programs for Small Business and Employee Relief. Click here for information on small business assistance. 

What You Can Do:

While we urge you to take every necessary precaution against spreading the infection, we'd also encourage you to do your best to support local businesses during this difficult time. Grab take-out from your favorite restaurant. Get a gift card from your favorite business or hotel. If you need inspiration, we're here to help. 

Helpful Links & Resources:

Additionally, we are closely monitoring news from Boulder County, the City of Longmont, the Colorado Tourism Office and other resources. Below, please find some resources you may find useful.

U.S. Travel: U.S. Travel walked members through the provisions of the CARES Act for which many travel and hospitality industry companies are eligible. Please see their CARES Act resources page—to check eligibility for the assistance available and receive guidance on how to navigate the recently passed relief package.

Local:

Boulder County: Disease Prevention, COVID-19

City of Longmont

***For details about COVID-19, including ways to protect yourself and your family, check out the CDC factsheet: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf.

State and National:

Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment COVID-19 Info: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus

General questions about COVID-19: Call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org, for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more. 

CDC: 2019 Novel Coronavirus web page

CDC: Novel Coronavirus information for travelers

The U.S. Travel Association: Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coronavirus (COVID-19)