Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

 
 

State activates new crisis standards for emergency medical services and personal protective equipment

The Chief Medical Officer for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment activated new crisis standards for emergency medical services and personal protective equipment earlier this week to help health care providers make decisions when responding to COVID-19. These standards are specific to the COVID-19 response.  The state has not enacted crisis standards of care for hospitals, as ongoing physical distancing policies have helped delay the strain on hospitals.  The emergency medical services crisis standards outline recommendations for how dispatchers, emergency transport services, and first-responders operate. The personal protectiveRead More


State health department begins to distribute resources from Strategic National Stockpile

The Colorado State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are now shipping supplies from the Strategic National Stockpile across Colorado to help communities respond to COVID-19. 


State health department issues public health order reducing in-person work and increasing social distancing

In accordance with Governor Polis’ executive order, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment issued a public health order implementing a 50% reduction in non-essential business in-person work and increasing social distancing.


Colorado Continues to Take Action in Response to COVID-19

Governor Polis announced a number of state actions to address the impact of COVID-19


Colorado has first death from COVID-19 in El Paso County

The death occurred in a female in her 80s with underlying health conditions.


CDPHE to open first drive-up testing center at State Lab in Lowry

 The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will open the state’s first community testing center for COVID-19 at the state lab tomorrow at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 11.  This will be a drive-up testing center at 8100 E. Lowry Blvd, Denver, CO 80230 for patients meeting the requirements listed below. This week, the center will be open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m Wednesday – Friday. CDPHE will post next week’s schedule on our website when it’s available.  In order to be tested at the state’s community testing center,Read More


Gov. Polis Provides Update on State’s Response to COVID-19

Polis declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus)


Arapahoe County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

Woman is isolated at home while Tri-County Health Department begins investigation


Statement on EPA’s Waters of the U.S. announcement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is moving forward with removing protections for Colorado streams and wetlands.


State health department announces $1 million settlement with K.P. Kauffman Company

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday, January 21 that they reached a settlement with K.P. Kauffman Company, Inc. (KPK), an oil and gas firm headquartered in Denver.