Press Release

State marks a year since the lab discovered the first COVID-19 case 

REMOTE, (March 5, 2021): Today marks a year since the state lab discovered the first case of COVID-19 in Colorado.  

“Today is a solemn day, as we think about all of the Coloradans that have lost their lives to the virus,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director, CDPHE. “It’s also a day to be grateful for everything Coloradans have done to protect each other. We have all been in this together, enduring sacrifices, and now finally there is hope around the corner. With every person vaccinated, we all become safer and are closer to returning normal.”