Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
|Effective Sept. 1: Public Health Order requiring facial coverings in all individuals aged 2 years and older in schools and child care settings. Review the Order and frequently asked questions on our Public Health Order webpage. Complete our COVID-19 school masking form to report your concerns.|
- Oct. 14: CDPHE reminds people to get vaccinated in time for holiday gatherings
- Sept. 29: More COVID-19 vaccines and testing sites open in the Tri-County area
- Sept. 24: Pfizer booster shot approved by CDC for at-risk groups
- Aug. 30: Tri-County Health Department rescinds option to opt-out of public health orders; passes universal school masking order
- Aug. 23: FDA approves first COVID-19 vaccine
- Aug. 19: CDC: COVID-19 Vaccines for Moderately to Severely Immunocompromised People
- Aug. 17: Tri-County Health Department protects children by implementing masking requirements in schools
- Aug. 3: CDC issued a new order temporarily halting evictions in counties with heightened levels of community transmission of COVID-19
Personal Prevention & Protection
Regardless of public health orders, the guidance to protect yourself and your loved ones remains the same. Remember these key best practices:
- Get vaccinated. It’s one of the best ways to protect yourself and help end the pandemic.
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public, especially indoors, even if you are vaccinated
- Keep 6 feet of distance from people who do not live with you and have not been fully vaccinated.
- Wash your hands frequently, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Outdoor gatherings are safer than indoor gatherings.
- Online gatherings are safest, especially for people at high risk of severe illness.
- Avoid large gatherings or crowds, especially indoors, until the risk of COVID-19 transmission is lower. Check the state’s guidance by sector for additional recommendations for events and gatherings.
- Continue to practice #SafeSix
Information for school leaders and employees, and letters to local school districts.
Everyone12 years and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for children 12-18. Find local COVID-19 vaccine providers at pharmacies, community sites, mobile sites, or by visiting our vaccine webpage.
Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals
With the variant spreading in our communities, we support the CDC guidance that everyone, including those who are fully vaccinated, wears a mask in public indoor settings.
Returning to the Office or Worksite
Many employees may be returning to the worksite after many months. Ask your employer what precautions you will be required to take at work. Continue to protect yourself by practicing everyday preventive actions.
Sign up today for our upcoming on Tuesday, October 12 from 3-3:30 p.m. Register for the Zoom discussion on COVID-19 Mitigation Measures and Vaccine Mandates.
Find guidance about promoting vaccination in your workplace.
The state is now offering an on-site Workplace Vaccination Program for employers, unions, and trade associations of any size. There is no charge, and the state coordinates staffing, logistics, and vaccine supplies.
Ask a Question
For COVID-19 vaccine questions, call the Colorado Vaccine Call center at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) or go to the state's webpage at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine. You can also connect with us by calling 303-220-9200 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
State Vaccine Records
Use the Colorado Immunization Information System Public Portal to view and print a record of your immunizations. If you can't find your records or they are incorrect, follow the CIIS instructions on updating your records.