Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
We all have a responsibility to slow the spread of COVID-19. It is imperative that we protect each other by doing things like wearing masks and practicing social distancing so we can return to a strong economy and normal day-to-day activities.
Effective Friday, April 16, 2021, Arapahoe 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 TCHD Public Health Order will be in effect from April 16 through May 15, and highlights include:
- Phase 1: Moving Toward Full Re-Opening, April 16 - May 15 (30 days): Counties will move to a new level on the Dial, one Level less restrictive than the level indicated by their metrics on April 15. For example, a county at Level Yellow metrics on the current state Dial on April 15 will move to Level Blue on April 16 and remain there until May 15.
- Phase 2: Observation Period, May 16 - August 16 (90 days): Counties will move to Level Clear, which has no restrictions, subject to TCHD observation of hospital admission rates in the County. In Level Clear, businesses will be able to operate at 100 percent capacity with no mitigation requirements, although face-covering requirements may still apply.
Arapahoe County and the City of Centennial are at Level Yellow metrics. Learn more on the Tri-County Health website.
View the number of cases reported for Arapahoe County.
Learn about free drive-thru testing at the Centennial Center Park. View more information on testing sites, and additional case data on our Safer at Home page.
Visit the following resources for the latest information.
Find a Vaccine Provider:
Are you in need of rent or utility assistance? The Arapahoe County CARE for People can help. Visit Arapahoe County to view eligibility requirements and applications instructions.
Planning a trip out of state? Check out the CDC nationwide COVID-19 travel planner. Enter a city, zip code, or address to learn about travel restrictions, guidance, and resources for your destination.
City of Centennial offices are closed to the public. The public is encouraged to continue using online services. Contact us by phone at 303-325-8000 or online at centennialco.gov/reportaproblem.
We continue to offer all services and programs online. Check out our online services.
We ask you to wear a mask. Facial masks are required when social distancing cannot be maintained. Learn more on the Tri-County Health Department website.
We are gathering information on support services and resources. Check back frequently to view the latest information.
Coronavirus: Get the Facts
Avoid the hearsay and rumors. The following agencies have dedicated web pages outlining facts and informational updates concerning COVID-19:
How is the City of Centennial Helping?
The City will keep doing what it does best:
- Focusing on the safety and well-being of the community and our employees.
- Continuing to deliver essential services such as public safety, snow/ice removal, road repair, and more.
- Managing the City’s resources in a fiscally responsible manner to help weather the current economic uncertainty.
- Preparing and planning for recovery now by working with local and regional partners.
- Providing timely and accurate information and opportunities for the community to get involved.
- Encourage the health and wellness of our community during and after this unprecedented challenge.
The City contributes funding to support:
- Meals on Wheels - Meals on Wheels delivers fresh meals five days a week to homebound adults and seniors.
- Project Angel Heart - Project Angel Heart prepares and delivers medically tailored meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses.
- Arapahoe County Emergency Homeowner Repair Assistance Program - This program assists residents with housing searches, referrals to rental assistance programs, eviction resources, homeless prevention services, and other housing resource questions.
- Centennial Small Business Loan Fund - The City of Centennial and Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) teamed up to establish a Small Business Loan Fund. This loan is a bridge to get small businesses to larger resources. Due to overwhelming demand for loans, the City is no longer accepting applications.
- Centennial Cares: Small Business Grants - In partnership with Arapahoe County, City Council directed $5 million for use in supporting small businesses. A maximum of $30,000 can be awarded per eligible business.
- Centennial Cares: Nonprofit Services Grants - In partnership with Arapahoe County, Centennial’s City Council has directed $750,000 for use in supporting nonprofits in the City.
- Centennial Cares: Residential Care Setting Grants - In partnership with Arapahoe County, Centennial’s City Council has directed $750,000 for use in supporting Residential Care Settings (Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Group Homes, and Intermediate Care Facilities) serving those at high risk for COVID-19 within the City.
Other ways the City is helping:
- Centennial Tree Program - The City is offering home delivery for Centennial Tree Program participants.
- Senior Check In Program - The Senior Check In program enables a member of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office to check on and learn about the well-being of isolated seniors. Older adults who join will receive a weekly call by a volunteer to make sure they're doing okay. The program offers peace of mind for relatives living out of the area, and lets seniors know someone cares.
- Remote Building Inspections - We offer remote inspections for occupied structures. This allows projects to continue and also ensures the safety of community members and staff.
This situation is unprecedented and continually evolving. Please continue to monitor the CDC, CDPHE, and TCHD websites for the latest information specific to COVID-19.