Press Release

CDPHE provides latest information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution

REMOTE, (Dec. 30, 2020): Today, the state of Colorado provided updates to its phased vaccine distribution plan. The state has been working to fine-tune a phased approach to vaccine distribution in order to save lives and end the crisis that has been brought on by the pandemic as quickly as possible. More than 91,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have already been administered to frontline health care workers since the first shipments of vaccine arrived in Colorado in mid-December. 

FREE COVID-19 community testing site for Douglas County residents and neighboring cities

Testing site will be located at the Castle Rock Fairgrounds - 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80104

Castle Rock, Colo. (Dec. 29, 2020): Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is pleased to support an additional FREE COVID-19 community testing site, in partnership with Douglas County and Mako Medical. The testing site will open on Jan. 2 and will be open daily from 8 a.m to 6 p.m. at 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80104. 

State publishes wastewater and COVID-19 monitoring public dashboard

REMOTE, December 22, 2020: Preliminary data for the wastewater and COVID-19 monitoring pilot project is now available on the state’s COVID-19 website. The state is collaborating with scientists from Colorado State University, Metropolitan State University, GT Molecular, and Colorado wastewater utilities, to monitor levels of COVID-19 virus particles found in wastewater. The information will be used to help us understand how prevalent COVID-19 is in Colorado and big shifts in that prevalence.