Press Release

New survey shows twice as many Coloradans intend to get a COVID-19 vaccine as last year

REMOTE, (March 26, 2021): Today, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is releasing an updated vaccine opinion survey. Comparing this survey to a previous survey’s data from September 2020, it is clear that there has been a significant shift in Coloradans’ views of the COVID-19 vaccines.

The survey’s key highlights include a significant shift in the percent of Coloradans interested in getting vaccinated when one is available, with 88% of Coloradans now indicating they would possibly be vaccinated, up from 66% in September:

CDPHE expands at-home COVID-19 testing program to restaurant workers

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced today the expansion of the Binax At-Home rapid testing program to food services employees around the state. The Binax At-Home program allows eligible individuals to order free testing kits to their homes and test themselves for COVID-19 under the guidance of a telehealth proctor.

State lab detects additional variant cases in Buena Vista facility

REMOTE, (March 12, 2021): The State Public Health Laboratory detected five additional cases of the B.1.351 variant at the Buena Vista Correctional Complex. This variant was first identified in South Africa.

All five of the cases are incarcerated/detained persons with specimen collection date of 3/1/21. Since the facility has an outbreak, additional testing has been required-- along with the regular monitoring. All of the cases are new and do not appear to have previous positive results.