State health department seeks public input on additional Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors guidance, as well as the next phase — Protect Our Neighbors
DENVER, June 15, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is seeking feedback on additional draft guidelines for the Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors public health order. Coloradans can review draft guidelines in the following areas: Residential Camp Draft Guidance — Submit feedback using this online form. Indoor Event Draft Guidance — Submit feedback using this online form. Outdoor Event Draft Guidance— Submit feedback using this online form. The deadline for providing feedback is Wednesday, June 17, at 5 p.m. The draft guidanceRead More
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 calls on people, especially those who think they might have the illness, to self-isolate
Close contacts of sick people should self-quarantine DENVER, March 19, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is urging self-isolation or self-quarantine for Coloradans and visitors to Colorado. Self-isolation applies to people who: • Have a positive COVID-19 test. Have symptoms of COVID-19 (coughing, shortness of breath and/or fever). Are getting ill and think they might have COVID-19. Symptoms, especially early on, may be very mild and feel like a common cold. Symptoms could include a combination of cough, body aches, fatigue, and chest tightness. SomeRead More
State health department pursues strategic approach to testing in face of widespread COVID-19 transmission in Colorado
DENVER, March 18, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is pursuing a strategic approach to testing in the state to steward our state and country’s scarce resources in the face of widespread community transmission of COVID-19 in Colorado. CDPHE is sending testing resources to specific communities that have not yet had testing that will yield vital information about how the disease is spreading. There is unprecedented collaboration between state government, local government, and the private sector to increase testing capacity over the next few weeks. However,Read More
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) state lab identified three presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, based on testing overnight.