Press Release

State of Colorado Receives Second Battelle System

Decontamination Unit will be located in Montrose

(DENVER) May 2, 2020:  The Colorado Unified Coordination Center received a second Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System that cleans and decontaminants used N95 respirators for reuse. The system will be installed in Montrose, Colorado at The Friendship Hall.  The system will be returned to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) when no longer needed.

State health department releases data from symptom tracker survey, expands tracker functionality

(DENVER) April 29, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is releasing data from about 1,000 Coloradans who took a short survey designed to track symptoms of COVID-19. Additionally, when people identify that they have symptoms of COVID-19, such as shortness of breath, cough or fever, the symptom tracker will now offer users text messages that help them manage their symptoms. Texts are only sent to users who consent to receive text messages. 

CDPHE and Kaiser Permanente expand testing capacity across the Front Range for health care workers and first responders

(DENVER – April 27, 2020) – Kaiser Permanente is increasing COVID-19 testing for symptomatic member and non-member health care workers and first responders (emergency medical technicians, law enforcement, firefighters, corrections officers) referred by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE). Kaiser Permanente is also testing non-members referred by CDPHE who have been deemed essential to public welfare.

King Soopers Announces Partnership with Colorado State Emergency Operations Center for FREE COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing

(DENVER – April 26, 2020) – Today, King Soopers announced a partnership with the Colorado State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) for free COVID-19 drive-thru testing. The first testing will be at the Auraria Campus in Denver, April 28-29.

Testing Site Information:
  • Dates: Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29

  • Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Location: Fifth Street Garage on the Auraria Campus, 650 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80204

State releases testing results from testing at three Front-Range long-term care facilities

DENVER (April 25, 2020): Today the state released the results from the testing initiated by the Unified Command Center (UCC) at three long-term care facilities on April 19. The COVID-19 testing is supported by members of the Colorado National Guard, Colorado State Patrol, and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.