Press Release

FREE COVID-19 community testing site for Douglas County residents and neighboring cities

Testing site will be located at the Castle Rock Fairgrounds - 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80104

Castle Rock, Colo. (Dec. 29, 2020): Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is pleased to support an additional FREE COVID-19 community testing site, in partnership with Douglas County and Mako Medical. The testing site will open on Jan. 2 and will be open daily from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. at 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80104. 

State publishes wastewater and COVID-19 monitoring public dashboard

REMOTE, December 22, 2020: Preliminary data for the wastewater and COVID-19 monitoring pilot project is now available on the state’s COVID-19 website. The state is collaborating with scientists from Colorado State University, Metropolitan State University, GT Molecular, and Colorado wastewater utilities, to monitor levels of COVID-19 virus particles found in wastewater. The information will be used to help us understand how prevalent COVID-19 is in Colorado and big shifts in that prevalence.

Some community testing sites closing Friday due to Winter Weather Advisory

Remote, Colo. (Dec. 11, 2020): Multiple state-managed and partnered community testing sites will be closed on Friday, Dec. 11, due to Winter Weather Advisory. 

These sites will be closed: 

  • Jefferson County Fairgrounds (15200 W 6th Ave Frontage Road , Golden, CO 80401) - closed Friday and Saturday.

  • Deckers Community Center (8570 Hwy 67, Sedalia, CO 80135) - closed Friday.

  • University of Northern Colorado (1410 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80631) - closed Friday.

Colorado prepares to distribute first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine to health care facilities throughout state

Remote, Colo. (Dec. 11, 2020): In anticipation of the first shipments of Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines in December, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has collaborated closely with local public health agencies across the state to prepare health care facilities to receive the vaccine. These health care facilities will then distribute the vaccine to frontline health care workers.