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COVID-19 Updates

Douglas County is under Safer At Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors state orders

Douglas County is implementing a phased-in reopening of its economy consistent with Governor Polis’ statewide orders.

While we are all still safer at home, we are also able to practice social distancing in our great outdoors instead of in confined indoor spaces. Guidelines for the new Safer At Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors orders include:

  • Maintain physical distance (6 feet).
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Wear a face covering.
  • All vulnerable individuals are encouraged to stay at home or in the vast, great outdoors and avoid unnecessary interactions whenever possible.
  • Everyone should limit social interactions to the greatest extent possible.
  • All individuals who are sick or who test positive for COVID-19 should stay at home except as necessary to care for themselves or to seek medical care.

To review the new Executive Order in its entirety, click here.

For more information about the safer at home order from Tri County Health Department, click here.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has approved variance requests for Douglas County. These variances affect Park Meadows Mall, restaurants, places of worship, gyms, gatherings, receptions, events and life rites, theaters, team sports, and pools. Learn more.

What this means for the Metro District

The Hendrix Office Building and Metro District Service Center are both open to the public with mask and social distancing requirements posted. Contact 303-791-0430 or email info@highlandsranch.org for questions.

Parks, Trails and Open Space

Under Safer-At-Home, the following facilities in our parks have reopened.
Social distancing is required at all times, and users must follow posted guidelines.

• No more than 25 people at a time
• Remind children to not touch their face
• Bring your own hand sanitizer and water
• Playgrounds are not cleaned or disinfectedWater features at Civic Green Park
• Social distancing required at all times.
• No more than 50 people at a time. Please avoid this area if busy.
• Remind children to not touch their face
• Bring your own hand sanitizer and water

Picnic shelters
• Reservations are available
• Gathering sizes limited by square footage
• Most picnic shelters are still limited to 20 people or less
• Larger shelters range from 35-75 people

Dog parks
• Owners are cautioned to act responsibly
• Full CDC guidance regarding pets: https://bit.ly/35HvYsl

Batting cages
• Reservations required
• Bring your own equipment

Fenced athletic fields

Basketball courts

Tennis courts

Pickleball courts

Horseshoe pits

Bocce ball courts

Skate parks

Please note: Drinking fountains in our parks will remain off until further notice. Please bring your own water.


Designated shopping hours for older adults
Click here to view hours for local stores.

Centennial Water & Sanitation District
Centennial Water is the water and wastewater provider in Highlands Ranch. Americans can continue to use and drink water from their tap as usual. The World Health Organization has stated that the presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water supplies.
Click here for more information from Centennial Water.

Highlands Ranch Community Association
Updates, cancellations and more information from HRCA.

Douglas County

Tri-County Health Department
Tri-County Health Department services the residents of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties.

State Resources

Opportunities to Volunteer & Donate

  • Volunteer Connect Douglas County
  • Donate directly to local food banks
  • Contribute to the Douglas County Community Foundation (supporting local non-profits through the Douglas County Hearts & Hands COVID-19 Recovery Fund)
  • Click here to donate blood to Vitalant, formerly Bonfils Blood Center. Click here for donation centers in the area.

Economic Recovery & Business Resources

Highlands Ranch Restaurants

Novel Coronavirus Hotline: 303-389-1687, 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org

Online Resources from Douglas County Libraries

  • Click here for DCL Digital, fun videos and learning, virtual story time, resources, home hacks, online courses and many more online resources.

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