Press Release

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.

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.