Press Release

Update on COVID-19

DENVER, March 7: To be transparent and clarify the flow of information during the COVID-19 response, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment outlined guidance today for local public health agencies. 
 

Six additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 identified in Colorado, at least five have recently traveled internationally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2020

DENVER, March 6: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s state lab had six additional presumptive positive tests today; at least five of the cases had an international travel history. The state is coordinating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on flights that may have had a COVID-19 case.  

The health department is releasing the following information about the six additional cases of COVID-19 in Colorado. 

As of March 6, 2020, eight cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Colorado:

Colorado State Lab now able to test for COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2020

Contact: Deanna Herbert, Deanna.Herbert@state.co.us, 303-691-7870

 

Denver, March 2, 2020: The State Laboratory at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment can now test for COVID-19. Prior to now, testing had only been done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The test will be used for people who meet the criteria for COVID-19 testing only; it is not available to the general public.