State officials update crisis standards of care for palliative care and hospice services in response to COVID-19
Denver (June 18): Today the Governor's Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee voted to update the crisis standards of care guidelines for palliative care and hospice services to take into consideration the challenges presente
State health department seeks public input on additional Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors guidance, as well as the next phase -- Protect Our Neighbors
DENVER, June 15, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking feedback on additional draft guidelines for the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors public health order. Coloradans can review draft guidelines in the following areas:
DENVER, June 9, 2020: Visitors to the state’s COVID-19 data dashboard will notice a spike in cumulative hospitalizations yesterday and today. The sizable increase in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations is due to the completion of investigations of known cases, not due to new hospitalizations. The change is the result of a new process for investigations that matches and updates past hospitalization data to known cases.
Centennial, Colo. June 8, 2020: The Colorado State Unified Command Group (UCG) received and distributed a fourth shipment of the experimental anti-viral drug remdesivir from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The UCG received 974 vials of the drug in this allocation, which it distributed to five hospital systems and three independent hospitals that serve Coloradans across the state.
Supplies are being distributed in proportion to the number of COVID-19 cases and persons under investigation in hospitals treating COVID-19 patients. The recipients are:
Southern Ute Indian Tribe and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment coordinate upcoming COVID-19 testing
DENVER, June 5, 2020: The Southern Ute Indian Tribe Incident Management Team developed an agreement with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to mobilize a team of qualified health professionals with resources, testing kits, and PPE to conduct free, voluntary drive-thru viral testing for enrolled Southern Ute tribal members and immediate family members. The testing will occur from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 9-11 in the Sky Ute Casino Resort overflow parking lot.
The press release from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe follows with specific details.
State health department amends Safer-At-Home public health order allowing additional activities under abundant precaution
DENVER, June 2, 2020: In accordance with Governor Jared Polis’ executive order, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) extended the Safer-at-Home public health order until July 1. All individuals currently living within the State of Colorado are encouraged to stay at home or in the vast, great outdoors and avoid unnecessary interactions whenever possible to reduce the spread of disease.