Press Release

State announces updates to COVID-19 website to add data, improve accessibility, and streamline navigation

REMOTE, November 9, 2020: The state will update its COVID-19 website to add new data, and improve accessibility, readability, and ease of use. 

Among the changes are:

  • New feature on the hospital data section of the data visualization to include regional ICU bed availability information.

  • Reorganization of guidance to match the dial framework. 

  • Improved accessibility to make it easier for web visitors to find data and other important information about COVID-19. Features have been added to assist those using web readers.

Free and convenient testing sites available across Colorado 

REMOTE, (Nov. 12, 2020): As demand for COVID-19 testing increases, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment wants to remind Coloradans that there are numerous state-sponsored community  testing sites across the state. They are free, convenient, and do not require a doctor’s note, identification, or insurance. There are more than 50 free community testing sites across the state, as well as dozens of locations offered by private providers. The state’s website has a list of locations. 

CDPHE adds lab to electronic laboratory reporting system, improving accuracy of state and county testing numbers

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has onboarded another large testing lab to its electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) system, which will result in reporting changes to state and county testing numbers starting November 1, 2020.