(DENVER) April 23, 2020: The Colorado Unified Coordination Center received a Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System that cleans and disinfects used N95 respirators for reuse. The system will be installed at the Adams County Fairgrounds in the Exhibit Hall today. The system will be returned to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) when no longer needed.
State continues to enhance COVID-19 data. Additional death certificate data will affect Colorado mortality count this week.
DENVER (April 21, 2020): Today the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released an amendment to the public health order for long-term care facilities to prevent and control outbreaks of COVID-19.
DENVER (April 20, 2020): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) received additional modeling information from an expert group of public health scientists today.
The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) assembled the expert group, which includes modeling scientists at ColoradoSPH and the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as experts from the University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver, and Colorado State University.
May 15 Operational Opening for Alternative Care Sites; Patient Surge Delayed Due to Stay at Home Impacts
DENVER, April 20, 2020: The Unified Coordination Center (UCC) expects the alternative care sites being built at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver and The Ranch in Loveland to be completed on April 29, 2020. The sites will be medical shelters supporting hospitals exceeding their capacity. At this point, hospitals remain within their facility capacities to serve all patients. The medical shelters are not yet necessary for medical surge.
DENVER, April 20, 2020: The Unified Command Center (UCC) initiated testing at long term care facilities on April 19. COVID-19 testing is supported by members of the Colorado National Guard, Colorado State Patrol and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at three long term care facilities (LTCF) along the front range this week. With approximately 40 percent of Colorado’s COVID-19 fatalities associated with LTCF the state strategy is testing at locations based on the size of the facility (number of staff and residents) and no previously reported outbreaks. The goal is earlier i
State health department launches pilot version of symptom tracker survey as part of statewide COVID-19 tracking
State and Colorado Hospital Association release data illustrating recovery rate and COVID-19-related demand on health care system
(DENVER) April 15, 2020: Starting today, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will release more information about confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care and other facilities weekly. This is a change aimed at promoting transparency, protecting the public, and providing more insight into the extent of COVID-19 outbreaks statewide.