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.|
- 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
- July 30: Following new CDC guidance, we recommend wearing a mask until vaccinations increase and cases go down
- July 21: CDPHE provides new P-12 school guidelines in line with recently released CDC school guidance to help teachers, students, and parents prepare for the coming school year
- June 28: Find local COVID-19 vaccine providers at pharmacies, community sites, mobile sites, and more
- May 27: 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
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
- Outdoor gatherings are safer than indoor gatherings.
- Online gatherings are safest, especially for people at high risk of severe illness.
- Keep 6 feet of distance from people who don’t live with you and have not been fully vaccinated.
- Wash your hands frequently, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- 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.
Everyone in Colorado 12 years and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. (Only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for children 12-18.) Due to increased supply, many more vaccine appointments are available at local providers. Check with our Vaccine page to see the many options.
Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals
>With the highly spreadable Delta variant surging across the Metro Denver area and vaccination coverage increasing slowly, we endorse the new CDC guidance that everyone, including those who are fully vaccinated, wear a mask in public indoor settings.
- CDC: July 27, Updated Guidance for People Who Are Fully Vaccinated
- CDC: Choosing Safer Indoor & Outdoor Activities
- CDC: Considerations for Returning to Work
Returning to the Office or Worksite
- Many employees may be returning to the worksite after many months. Be sure to check in with your supervisor to understand what precautions you will be required to take onsite at work, and if there is a requirement for vaccination. If you return to work, continue to protect yourself by practicing everyday preventive actions.
- Keep these items on hand when returning to work: a mask, tissues, and hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, if possible.
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.
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Contact Us by Phone
Our phone lines are open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday to answer questions from providers, businesses, and the public. Call 303-220-9200.
Colorado Vaccine Call Center
Call 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) or go to covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine for general COVID-19 vaccine questions.
Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (CO HELP)
Call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 for answers in many languages. Email COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English.