Keeping our Members & Lodge Safe

Denver Elks Loge #17 follows current guidelines posted by the City and County of Denver. Guidelines change often and our House Committee monitors compliance weekly and adjusts operations as needed to keep our staff, volunteers and members safe.

Updated July 27, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

Denver #17 is taking a number of actions to protect the health and well-being of our partners and customers and to control the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in accordance with the expert guidance of the CDC and local public health authorities. Read below


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Your Denver #17 Experience may look different as we navigate this dynamic situation. Our commitment to you is that we will continue to make proactive decisions that are grounded in transparency and science – for our members and the people we serve. 

  • Enhanced cleaning measures: Denver #17 is committed to caring for the health and well-being of its members and playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders. The Lodge continues to observe elevated cleaning and sanitizing protocols that meet or exceed public health guidelines and can help to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our Lodge uses the “Clean, Safe and Ready” system to ensure the well-being of our members, cleaning high touch surface areas as frequently.

  • Working at Denver #17: is also taking precautions for every employee, member and volunteer that works at the Lodge to protect them and our members. Prior to beginning every shift, all partners complete a pre-check, including safety precautions such as taking their temperature, to ensure they are ready and able to work. Employees and volunteers are also required to wear facial coverings during their shifts and continue to frequently wash their hands. They also have the option to wear gloves. 

  • Safety Protocols at Denver #17: We respectfully require customers follow social distancing and safety protocols recommended by public health officials, including wearing a facial covering when visiting our club room. It is our responsibility to protect our members and surrounding community and comply with local public health mandates.  As such, our employees and volunteers have the right and responsibility to refuse service to customers who are not wearing facial coverings. Each member and guest is asked to sign a one time waiver upon entering Lodge or outdoor patio area.

  • Indoor Dinning at Denver #17: The Lodge closed starting on March 13, 2020 and upon our reopening on June 15th, Denver #17 rearranged the Club Room to comply with 50% capacity or max of 50 guests with 6 foot spacing or more between all tables. A socially distanced walkway up to the bar for service is clearly marked on the floor with social distance spacing indicated should there be a line. Bar stools are removed and for the foreseeable future there is no seating at the bar. No buffets or salad bars will be served as part of our food service. No food may be brought in by member and only food served is by a food provider, employee or partnered business of the Lodge. All members must present their membership card and sign in with their member number and contact tracing information indicated on the sign in book. Guests must be accompanied by a Lodge member and sign in. Masks must be worn upon entering and moving throughout the building. Masks may be removed once seated at a table. Tables are limited to a maximum of 8 guests. No tables or chairs can be moved in the club room. Masks are available to any guests requiring one. Hand sanitizer is available at multiple points in the Lodge. Additional cleaning staff and procedures are in place to clean high touch surfaces throughout the Lodge during open hours or special events. Special events and Lodge meetings must comply with the current CDPHE meeting capacity guidelines. 

  • Outdoor Dinning at Denver #17:  As of June 15th outdoor seating in the parking lot was added as an option. A portion of the Northwest area of the parking lot is sectioned off each Friday afternoon beginning at 4 pm until 9 pm. Tables and chairs are set up for socially distanced enjoyment of food and drinks. Bar service is typically walk up service to club room. A temporary expansion of our liquor license has been approved through the City of Denver allowing service and sales in the parking lot.  

  • Grab and Go at Denver #17: Food and beverage is available for grab and go service. This is a great way to both support the lodge by purchasing an affordable meal and enjoying member priced alcoholic beverages from your own home. 


Our Members and Lodge Meetings

  • Lodge Meetings: Our Lodge room is perfect for socially distanced meetings. Masks are required and hand sanitizer is available as you enter. Upon entering the Lodge room please sit with 3 chairs between members from households other than your own. Lodge room is thoroughly cleaned prior to and after each meeting. For the safety of our me Lodge Room is not available for use outside of member Lodge meetings until further notice.

  • Lodge Meals: We ask all members to RSVP for lodge meals prior to meetings. In order to maintain an affordable and safe socially distant dining experience we need to know how many meals the kitchen staff needs to prepare that night. RSVPs are due 24 hours prior to meeting times. RSVP on our Events page for each meetingEntree will be posted weekly.

  • Remote Meeting Participation: Our officers will provide a link to participate in our Lodge meetings by Zoom. Contact Board Chair Joshua Crawford to get the link. Link is posted prior to meeting on Slack.

Our communities


We are dedicated to serving our communities in a constructive role through the lens of Charity, Brotherly Love, Fidelity and Justice. If you have an idea on how we can support our community during this uncertain time please contact Board Chair Joshua Crawford or come / participate in a Lodge Meeting to present and lead your idea for our Lodge.

Denver Elks 17
The Mother Lodge of the Rockies

Denver Lodge #17 is a 501(c)(8) not for profit organization.  A member of the National Elks of the United States of America


Phone: 303-455-3557

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