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¿Que Pasa?-Week of 03/18/20
 
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By La Voz Staff
News@lavozcolorado.com
 
03/18/2020

Based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State of Colorado restricting public gatherings of 50 or more people, Denver Zoo will close indefinitely. All scheduled events and programs, including spring break camps, Up-Close Animal Encounters and community outreach programs, will be cancelled or rescheduled to a later date. The Zoo will continue to assess the situation, and reopen and resume normal operations at the appropriate time. Denver Zoo is electing to close out of an abundance of caution and to do its part to help protect the community from further spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Starting on Tuesday, March 17, the Zoo will enact new operational procedures that will close its gates to guests, but enable its operations staff to continue to work onsite to provide vital care to its nearly 3,000 animals and infrastructure. This includes the Zoo’s dedicated caretakers, nutrition specialists and veterinarians, who will continue to provide the highest standards of professional care and welfare for all animals onsite.

We have been following all federal, state and local recommendations and closely monitoring updates through the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) related to COVID-19. At the request of the City and County of Denver and the State of Colorado, we have closed all Denver Botanic Gardens locations indefinitely.

All events at City of Denver-owned venues, including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, have been suspended through May 11. The Red Rocks Visitor Center and Trading Post are also closed through this same time period. At this time, Red Rocks Park and the surrounding trails remain open. Concerts scheduled for the Red Rocks 2020 summer concert season are being managed by individual promoters and presenters and are subject to change. In the coming days, ticket holders of affected shows will be notified via our ticketing partner, AXS, in regards to potential cancellations and postponed or rescheduled dates.

To protect the health and safety of our community and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, Denver’s Motor Vehicle branches will be closed to the public beginning Monday, March 16 and lasting until further notice. Motor vehicle staff will continue to process phone calls, mail and online transactions during this time. To further support residents who may be impacted by the closures, the City and County of Denver will provide a grace period for expired vehicle registrations and for newly purchased vehicles that have not yet been registered through April 9, 2020 while the Governor’s State of Emergency declaration is in effect. Residents are urged to use online motor vehicle services available at www.denvergov.org/dmv.

Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued Executive Order requiring the closure of downhill ski resorts due to the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in mountain communities with limited care capacity effective immediately.

In response to new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, the City of Denver has mandated that we cancel or postpone our events through May 11. We are optimistic that some Denver Center For Performing Arts (DCPA) events may be rescheduled to a later date. The following events are currently impacted: The SpongeBob Musical: Canceled; Mean Girls: Canceled; Improvised Shakespeare: Canceled; Winter Education classes: Canceled; Women with Hattitude: Canceled; Spring Education classes: Canceled; Dixie’s Never Wear a Tube Top: Postponed; Until the Flood: Information to come; Choir Boy: Information to come; Seawell Ballroom events: Please check with event organizer. Guests who were scheduled for canceled events will be automatically issued a credit to their account. Individuals who wish to donate the value of their event or prefer a refund, will receive that option by email.Those with tickets to postponed or undecided events will be given the option to keep their tickets for a future date OR receive a credit, refund or to donate the value of their ticket.If patrons have tickets to an upcoming performance that is not listed here, decisions about that event have not been made. Please check back here for regular updates. In the meantime, please take care of yourself and your loved ones during these uncertain times.

 

 

 

 

 
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