Press Release

Unified Command Center  Distributes Personal Protection Equipment to Every County 

Centennial, Colo. - May 27, 2020 - The Unified Command Center (UCC) distributed personal protective equipment (PPE) to local emergency management offices, local public health agencies, election offices and the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) this week.  The distribution from the UCC included:
Distribution to Local Emergency Management, Public Health and DOC

  • 38 Counties and the Colorado Department of Corrections

  • 270,291 N95

  • 14,565 KN95

  • 199,120 Surgical Masks

Colorado State University to lead COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic health care workers, nursing home residents

FORT COLLINS (May 21, 2020):  As part of the state’s plan to expand testing in long-term care facilities, scientists from Colorado State University (CSU) will conduct COVID-19 testing of workers and residents in up to 30 skilled nursing facilities in Colorado. Each facility will receive eight consecutive weeks of testing. The tests will provide an early warning system for public health officials and managers at long-term care facilities. This will help prevent outbreaks, monitor the risk of exposure for residents, and help recovered workers return to work. 

State distributes second allocation of experimental anti-viral treatment

DENVER, May 20, 2020: The Colorado State Unified Command Group (UCG) has received and distributed a second shipment of the experimental anti-viral drug remdesivir from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The UCG received 1,720 doses of the drug, 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:

State seeks input on draft restaurant guidelines

Today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released draft proposed guidelines for restaurants to stakeholders. Stakeholders can submit comments to this draft through Friday, May 22 using this online form. Once final, these guidelines will be used when it is safe to start easing COVID-19 related safety restrictions for restaurants. On May 25, the state will decide if restaurants can begin reopening and at what level. This date does not reflect when restaurants may or may not open.