Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Personal Prevention & Protection
To protect yourself and your loved ones remember these key best practices:
- Get vaccinated and stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines are safe, effective and free for anyone aged 5+, and they reduce the chance of hospitalization and death.
- Have a plan for testing – Keep rapid antigen tests at home so they are ready when needed. Find kits here.
- Keep your well-fitting masks and think about wearing them, especially when close to people at high risk for severe disease or in crowded settings even if you are vaccinated.
- Keep your loved ones and community safe by following the CDC Isolation and Quarantine Calculator guidelines.
- If you are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, stay at least 6 feet away from other people indoors in public, especially if you are at higher risk of getting very sick with COVID-19.
- Wash your hands frequently, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Increase airflow and ventilation – While indoors, use HEPA filters or increase airflow by opening windows. Spend time outside whenever possible.
- Cover coughs and sneezes
- If you get sick, get treatment within 5 days of symptoms. The oral medication Paxlovid is available for COVID-19 treatment for persons at higher risk of more severe infection.
- If you are immunocompromised or at high risk for severe disease:
- Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions.
- Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you are a candidate for treatments like oral antivirals.
Visit the CDC for more prevention measures
Information for school leaders and employees, and letters to local school districts.
Everyone 5 years and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for children 5-18. Find local COVID-19 vaccine providers at pharmacies, community sites, mobile sites, or by visiting our vaccine webpage.
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.
Register for the next four bi-weekly sessions starting Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. via Zoom on Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace: Vaccine Mandates, Masking, Quarantine, and more. Topics include the COVID-19 mitigation practices in the workplace, vaccine mandate updates, and responses to your questions.
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.
Updates from Our Counties
Additional community resources
Community Resources for Adams and Arapahoe Counties (English and Spanish). Contact us at (303) 220-9200 or e-mail our community services team directly at COVIDresources@tchd.org for individual support