Press Release

State updates guidance for residential care visits to ensure voting is accessible

REMOTE, (Oct. 22, 2020): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) today updated its COVID-19 guidance for indoor visits in residential care facilities to include guidelines related to voting. The updated guidance clarifies that family members, friends, and certain other people may visit facility residents in order to help them vote from now until polls close on Nov. 3. The guidance also permits visits to help a resident “cure” a ballot when needed, through Nov. 12.

State seeks feedback on updated public transportation guidance

REMOTE, (Oct. 22, 2020): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) today released draft updated guidance for public transportation providers. The revised guidance is updated and edited for clarity throughout and better reflects Safer at Home and mask requirements. State officials are seeking stakeholder feedback on the draft revised guidance by Monday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.

State to launch CO Exposure Notification technology

The opt-in technology anonymously alerts people when they have been around someone with COVID-19


REMOTE, (October 22, 2020): On Sunday October 25, The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will launch its statewide COVID-19 exposure notification system, previously announced by Governor Jared Polis in partnership with Google and Apple. On Sunday, Coloradans will receive a notice on their Android and Apple phones with instructions about how to opt-in. 

State launches community-based “Step Up Colorado” informational campaign 

REMOTE, Oct. 20: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) launched “Step Up Colorado” today, a community-based informational campaign to reduce the spread of COVID-19. State officials ask Coloradans to “step up” by wearing masks and keeping their distance to slow the spread of COVID-19. The launch comes at a pivotal time, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the state. 

COVID-19 hospitalizations rise, cases remain at 1,000 per day

Public health urges Coloradans to follow public health guidelines

REMOTE, October 19, 2020: State officials are urging Coloradans to continue adhering to COVID-19 protocols as cases and hospitalizations are on the rise. Coloradans are urged to limit in-person gatherings, wash hands regularly, maintain physical distance, and wear a mask when around people outside of their household to help reduce the number of people who get sick with COVID-19.

Colorado submits COVID-19 vaccine plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

REMOTE, (Oct. 16, 2020): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) today submitted its COVID-19 Vaccination Plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for review and feedback. Colorado, along with other states and jurisdictions, was required to submit its plan by Oct. 16, 2020. This initial plan will evolve as more information about the vaccine becomes available and work with stakeholders continues.