During surges, state and local public health agencies may focus outbreak investigation resources on six populations identified as being at greatest risk of adverse outcomes or significant disruptions due to COVID-19. At-risk populations include healthcare, correctional settings, highly mobile populations, schools, critical infrastructure, and tribes and Native communities.
CDPHE posts outbreaks online for transparency and to allow people to make evidence-based decisions.
Data may not be comparable across counties over time as outbreak reporting, investigation, and posting may vary by county, especially when transmission levels are high.
Colorado’s outbreak data represents only a portion of all COVID-19 cases in the state. This data alone should not be used to associate exposure risk with specific settings.
The department will continue to evaluate disease burden every month and work with local public health agencies on outbreak investigation.
Probable cases have been combined with confirmed cases.
Colorado COVID-19 Outbreak Map
The outbreak map displays the location of all confirmed outbreaks reported to CDPHE. It's updated each Wednesday after the weekly outbreak surveillance report is published.
Outbreaks in federal prisons are managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. More information can be found on their website.
- Fill out the CDPHE COVID-19 outbreak report form and send it to the local public health agency.
- Begin identifying staff with COVID-19-like symptoms using the CDPHE COVID-19 line list template.