Press Release

State health department releases guidance allowing visitors at residential care facilities

 Outdoor visitation now allowed

DENVER, June 24, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released guidance today allowing outdoor visitation at residential care facilities. This guidance allows visitors at residential care facilities while minimizing the potential spread of COVID-19. The state decided to implement this guidance now since disease rates in the state are low.

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: 

Investigations lead to increase in past hospitalization numbers in COVID-19 reporting

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. 

State distributes fourth allocation of experimental anti-viral treatment

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.