DENVER (May 20, 2020): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) encourages parents and guardians to keep up with well-child checkups and contact a health care provider when their child is ill, especially if they may have been exposed to COVID-19.
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:
Additional death data to be presented in dashboard
DENVER (May 15, 2020): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) today explained the way it has been counting deaths among people with COVID-19 and announced an addition to data reporting going forward.
DENVER, May 13, 2020: The Colorado State Unified Command Group (UCG) has received an initial shipment of the experimental anti-viral drug remdesivir from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to investigate its benefit in improving recovery in patients with severe COVID-19 symptoms. The UCG received enough doses of the drug to treat approximately 100 patients, and began distributing the drug this week to eight hospital systems that serve Coloradans across the state.
DENVER: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is pursuing an enforcement action against a cafe in Castle Rock that purposefully and flagrantly defied public health orders over the weekend.
State Unified Command Center and Broomfield Public Health collaborate on targeted testing strategies at long-term care facilities
CENTENNIAL/BROOMFIELD: The State of Colorado Unified Command Center (UCC) is reviewing the processes and procedures for targeted COVID-19 testing at long-term care facilities. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) epidemiologists and infection prevention specialists are advising the UCC on ways to modify the testing procedures and minimize contact among residents and staff at the sites where testing is conducted.
The Colorado state Unified Command Group (UCG) updated the operational dates for the alternative care sites in Colorado as hospitals continue to meet patient care and capacity needs. These five alternative care sites are medical shelters that will be used to provide medical care if the hospital capacity is exceeded.
“These sites are like the state’s healthcare insurance policy to ensure we are prepared to take care of our Colorado community,” stated Unified Command Center Incident Commander Mike Willis.
Confirmed Alternative Care Sites