Press Release

Restrictions added to championship football game

REMOTE, (Nov. 25): Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment tonight announced greater restrictions to the approval for the state’s high school football championship games. These additional restrictions come as Pueblo County continues to have widespread transmission of COVID-19. Experts at the Colorado School of Public Health estimate that 1 in 29 people in Pueblo and surrounding areas are contagious with the virus. Much of the county is restricted by stringent capacity limits, as dictated in Level Red of the state’s dial. 

Colorado successfully completes vaccine readiness test

Denver, Colo. (Nov. 25, 2020): Colorado has successfully completed a simulation to help prepare the state for the eventual arrival of a vaccine. Staff at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Department of Public Safety confirmed receipt of a test thermal shipment and ancillary kit which arrived this week. Colorado was one of 10 jurisdictions chosen for this initial test. 


During the test, Colorado public health officials were expected to:

  • Identify a provider location that will receive the test vaccine shipment. 

State-partnered community testing sites to delay opening or to close Tuesday due to Winter Weather Advisory

REMOTE, Nov. 23: Eleven state-managed and partnered community testing sites will be closed or postponed on Tuesday, Nov. 24, due to Winter Weather Advisory. 

These sites will be closed: 

  • Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church - 9444 Eagle Cliff Rd, Conifer, CO 80433

  • Jefferson County Fairgrounds - 15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Rd, Golden, CO 80401

State of Colorado participates in COVID-19 vaccine distribution readiness test

Denver, Colo - Nov. 23, 2020: Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Operation Warp Speed (OWS) have chosen Colorado to participate in a pilot run of the end-to-end logistics readiness test for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. CDC is conducting the test with external partners (Pfizer, McKesson, UPS, FedEx) as well as ten jurisdictions, including the state of Colorado.