Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Plan

Last updated 11/18/2021

The Delores Project is committed to taking all appropriate steps to protect the health, wellbeing, and safety of our guests, residents, staff, and volunteers. We follow best practices and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) to prevent and minimize spread of COVID-19. Please remember that many of our guests and residents are at greater risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

Requests for Volunteers

  • If you are not feeling well or know you have been exposed to the Covid-19 virus, please stay home and email or call us to cancel.
  • Bring a face covering or mask to wear at all times while volunteering.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Submit your vaccination record by clicking the button below or emailing it to before your volunteer onsite.

Enhanced Safety Practices


Effective Friday, October 1, 2021, The Delores Project is implementing a mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy. All current and new volunteers eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine must be fully vaccinated before engaging in onsite volunteer activities at The Delores Project. This is an important measure to protect the health and safety of our community. If you drop off donations or a meal, this requirement will not apply to you, though we will ask you to stay outside for your drop off. 

To help us fulfill the requirements of the public health order detailed below, please provide your vaccination record. ALL volunteers must submit a copy of their vaccine card prior to volunteering onsite. Volunteers without vaccination or medical exemption documentation will will not be permitted inside the building after September 30. 

Submit your vaccination record by clicking the button above or emailing it to

The Delores Project must abide by the following public health order issued by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment. Individuals at high risk of exposure to COVID-19 must be be fully vaccinated by September 30, 2021, including employees, contractors, and volunteers in shelters for people experiencing homelessness. Read the full public health order here and FAQs here. If you have additional questions about Denver’s vaccine requirements, please call 311.

A person is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 if more than two weeks has passed since the person received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or if more than two weeks has passed since the person received the single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). Current and new volunteers will need to provide a copy of their COVID 19 vaccination card to TDP. Any documentation received will be kept confidential to the extent required by law.

Exceptions to this policy can only be made for a documented medical reason. There will be additional protective measures to follow, including wearing a mask in all parts of the building at all times and completing a rapid test at the start of each volunteer shift. Rapid tests and training will be provided.

Guests are also required to provide proof of vaccination. New guests must provide proof of vaccination or a vaccination appointment within three (3) days of admittance to the shelter.