Press Release

State updates Safer at Home public health order, provides greater flexibility for gyms

REMOTE, (Oct. 27, 2020): Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) updated the Safer at Home public health order tonight. The order provides greater flexibility to gyms located in counties in Safer at Home level 3. 

Gyms will be allowed to operate with the following capacity limits per room indoors or per designated activity area outdoors: 


Safer at Home 1 →  25% capacity, 75 people, whichever is fewer.   

Safer at Home 2 →  25% capacity, 50 people, whichever is fewer. 

State-managed community testing sites closed Monday

REMOTE, Oct. 25: Five state-managed community testing sites will be closed on Monday, Oct. 26 due to severe cold weather and potentially dangerous road conditions. The sites are Water World in Adams county, Aurora Sports Park in Arapahoe county, Colorado State Fair Grounds in Pueblo county, Stazio Ball Fields in Boulder county, and the Public Health Office in Fremont county. Some local public health agencies may choose to make alternative arrangements. Please check with your local public health department for available options.

State updates guidance for residential care visits to ensure voting is accessible

REMOTE, (Oct. 22, 2020): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) today updated its COVID-19 guidance for indoor visits in residential care facilities to include guidelines related to voting. The updated guidance clarifies that family members, friends, and certain other people may visit facility residents in order to help them vote from now until polls close on Nov. 3. The guidance also permits visits to help a resident “cure” a ballot when needed, through Nov. 12.

State seeks feedback on updated public transportation guidance

REMOTE, (Oct. 22, 2020): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) today released draft updated guidance for public transportation providers. The revised guidance is updated and edited for clarity throughout and better reflects Safer at Home and mask requirements. State officials are seeking stakeholder feedback on the draft revised guidance by Monday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.

State to launch CO Exposure Notification technology

The opt-in technology anonymously alerts people when they have been around someone with COVID-19

REMOTE, (October 22, 2020): On Sunday October 25, The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will launch its statewide COVID-19 exposure notification system, previously announced by Governor Jared Polis in partnership with Google and Apple. On Sunday, Coloradans will receive a notice on their Android and Apple phones with instructions about how to opt-in.