State offers first, second, and third COVID-19 vaccination doses at clinics across Colorado

The state of Colorado continues its COVID-19 vaccination campaign with clinics offering free vaccines at locations throughout the state. 

These clinic sites offer first, second, and third vaccine doses. A third can be either an additional dose or a booster dose. Pfizer COVID-19 booster doses are authorized for certain Coloradans at high risk from COVID-19. Additional doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are currently authorized for immunocompromised Coloradans. Find out if you are eligible for an additional or booster dose.

The convenient community vaccine sites at the Aurora Municipal Center in Aurora, Southwest Plaza Mall in Littleton, and Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs remain open at a 250-dose-per-day capacity.

“More than 3.8 million people in Colorado have already received one of these life-saving vaccines, and we continue our mission of meeting people where they are with vaccine clinics across the state,” said Lt. Col. Jamie Pieper, Colorado National Guard and Senior Advisor for COVID-19 Response. “We remain ready to help unvaccinated Coloradans, and those who need an additional or booster dose, achieve the greatest protection against COVID-19 so our communities can thrive.”

Vaccines are free, and no identification, proof of residency, or insurance is required.

The list below includes vaccine clinics from October 9 to October 15. These clinics are in addition to the 1,700 vaccine providers across the state. 

Tuesday, October 12

Please do not call the following locations for information about clinics. Please call our vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.

Garfield County

Mountain Valley Mobile Home
171 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Thursday, October 14

Please do not call the following locations for information about clinics. Please call our vaccine hotline at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926). The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MT to help answer any questions.

Garfield County

Walmart Supercenter parking lot
1000 Airport Road, Rifle, CO 81650
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Vaccine type: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Full list of mobile vaccine clinics statewide.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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El gobierno estatal ofrece primeras, segundas y terceras dosis de las vacunas en clínicas móviles a través de todo Colorado

Clínicas móviles desde el 9 hasta el 15 de octubre

El gobierno estatal continúa su campaña de vacunación contra el COVID-19 poniendo a disposición del público clínicas móviles gratuitas en distintas localidades a través del Estado.

Estos sitios ofrecen, primeras, segundas o terceras dosis de la vacuna. La tercera dosis puede ser ya sea de refuerzo o bien adicional. La dosis de refuerzo de Pfizer ha sido autorizada para ciertos individuos que corren un riesgo elevado de enfermarse de gravedad si contraen el COVID-19. En cuanto a las dosis adicionales, su aplicación está autorizada para individuos con inmunocompromiso. Averigüe si reúne los requisitos necesarios para recibir una dosis adicional o de refuerzo (enlace en inglés).

Nuestros centros de vacunación comunitarios de fácil acceso —ubicados en Aurora Municipal Center (Aurora), Southwest Plaza Mall (Littleton) y Chapel Hills Mall (Colorado Springs) — permanecen abiertos con capacidad para 250 dosis por día.

Jamie Pieper, Teniente Coronel de la Guardia Nacional de Colorado y Asesora Principal de la Respuesta contra el COVID-19 expresó: “Más de 3,8 millones de personas en Colorado ya se han aplicado una de estas vacunas salvavidas. Por nuestra parte, proseguimos con nuestra misión de atender las necesidades concretas de la gente, yendo nosotros hacia ellos y ofreciéndoles clínicas móviles de vacunación a través de Colorado, prestos a ayudar a aquellos que todavía no se han vacunado y a aquellos que necesitan una dosis adicional o de refuerzo para potenciar sus defensas. De ese modo, nuestras comunidades podrán salir adelante”.

Las vacunas son gratuitas y no se requiere presentar documento de identidad, prueba de residencia o seguro médico.

La lista que figura a continuación incluye clínicas móviles desde el 9 al 15de octubre. Cabe recordar que a estas clínicas debe sumárseles los 1.700 proveedores de vacunas que operan a través de Colorado.

Sábado, 9 de octubre

No llame a los centros de vacunación listados para obtener información sobre las clínicas. Llame al 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) para recibir asistencia. Esta hotline está disponible de lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.; sábado y domingo, 9 a.m. A 6 p.m. (MT) para responder a sus preguntas.

Garfield County

Mountain Valley Mobile Home
171 Highway 133, Carbondale, CO 81623
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tipo de vacuna: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Jueves, 14 de octubre

No llame a los centros de vacunación listados para obtener información sobre las clínicas. Llame al 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) para recibir asistencia. Esta hotline está disponible de lunes a viernes, 8 a.m. a 8 p.m.; sábado y domingo, 9 a.m. A 6 p.m. (MT) para responder a sus preguntas.

Garfield County

Estacionamiento de Walmart Supercenter
1000 Airport Road, Rifle, CO 81650
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tipo de vacuna: Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

Lista completa de clínicas móviles de vacunas en todo el estado.

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

State offers first, second, and third COVID-19 vaccination doses at clinics across Colorado

State of Colorado reactivates staffing shortage fusion center

The Colorado Unified Coordination Center (UCC) announced the reactivation of the Staffing Shortage Fusion Center (SSFC). Organizations that can ask for assistance include residential care facilities, hospitals, correctional facilities and other licensed care settings.

The fusion center only accepts staffing requests for assistance directly related to COVID-19 in which staff shortages are impacting patient care. Requests are submitted via a designated intake form and limited to short term assistance to bridge a gap, but are not intended to be a long term staffing solution.

The fusion center was originally activated from November 2020 to March 2021 to support staffing shortages. During that time it filled 4,850 shifts with 160 supplemental staff in 58 facilities statewide. Between April 1 and September 30, CDPHE has continued to provide staffing resources for residential care facilities, filling 994 shifts in 31 unique facilities.

The fusion center is led by the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) through the UCC. The SSFC includes representation from:

?     Colorado Department of Public Safety

?     Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

?     Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

?     Colorado Residential Care Strike Team

?     Colorado Hospital Association

?     Colorado Department of Corrections

?     Colorado National Guard

?     Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing

?     Colorado Department of Human Services

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

State of Colorado reactivates staffing shortage fusion center

Latest update on support to Glenwood Canyon by state agencies

Colorado Unified Coordination Group

DENVER, Aug. 9, 2021: A Colorado Unified Coordination Group established on July 30, 2021, with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP)  and the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) supports the response efforts for the Glenwood Canyon incident.  The Colorado State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is activated at Level Three operations. Three lines of effort are underway:

  • Clear the debris from I-70, repair necessary infrastructure and reopen the highway led by CDOT. 
  • Clear or mitigate debris in the waterways that threaten critical infrastructure led by DHSEM and the Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
  • Ensure the safety of drivers and communities along alternate routes led by CSP.

A disaster declaration authorizing the use of the Colorado National Guard for traffic control and debris removal was signed by the Governor on Friday. Additionally, the declaration activates the State’s Emergency Operations Plan and enables State agencies to better coordinate their response while also providing additional funds to respond to the damage and repairs needed in areas affected by burn scar flooding and slides.  Governor Polis requested $116 million in funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Emergency Relief program on August 8. 

CDOT formed an Incident Command (IC) to handle Glenwood Canyon response and recovery efforts. The IC structures serve to focus the department and a team of individuals on recovering from the incidents as quickly as possible.  The primary objective for CDOT is to complete emergency repairs so that all lanes of traffic are open through Glenwood Canyon before ski season begins.

CDOT crews have cleared more than 1,440 truckloads of debris from the I-70 roadway in Glenwood Canyon during the current safety closure, including 440 loads over this past weekend. By weight, up to 26 million pounds of material have been removed between Friday, July 30 and Sunday, August 8. 189 maintenance employees from around the state are assisting with closure management and clean-up efforts. There have been 14,900 man-hours completed by maintenance staff. CDOT and maintenance leadership have also been hard at work responding to this incident, as well as engineering and other CDOT teams. 

CDOT teams will continue to determine the impact to the roadway and use that information to secure Federal Highway funds for repairs to open the roadway.

The CSP is responsible for traffic management and the safety of the traveling public.  The CSP coordinates resources from the Colorado National Guard to staff traffic control points on secondary roadways with high traffic volume. The Patrol has scheduled increased staffing for a two-week period following the start of this closure. This includes an additional 22 trooper shifts focused on alternative routes.  

The CSP is requesting that motorists do not use 911 for closure or route information. This information can be found by visiting www.COtrip.org. If motorists are concerned about an aggressive driver, they are encouraged to call *CSP, please do not call 911.

Colorado SEOC and DHSEM leadership met with the FEMA Region 8 administrator on August 2 to request a joint damage assessment as the first step in requesting federal funding through FEMA.  The data from the damage assessments is required as part of the formal disaster declaration request process to show the impact on the State of Colorado and the counties involved in the Glenwood Canyon incident.  The SEOC is also coordinating with the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Forest Service for debris management and recovery in the Colorado River.

The State Recovery Task Force is activated to support short and long-term recovery efforts, including securing funding to assist with the recovery from sources such as the FHWA Emergency Relief Program, U.S. Small Business Administration, Natural Resources Conservation Services, Federal Emergency Management Agency.  

The SEOC is coordinating all resource requests for the response and recovery. The current focus is on securing traffic management resources for CDOT and CSP to ensure the safety of the traveling public on the alternative routes.  The second focus is supporting the agricultural impacts. 

DHSEM regional field managers and the State Recovery Task Force led 12 state and federal agencies through the Glenwood Canyon to begin damage assessments of the river and water supply.  The damage assessment teams include the National Weather Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, DNR, U.S. Geological Survey, CDOT, CDPS, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado River Conservation District, Colorado Avalanche Information Center, U.S. Forest Service. The results of the initial assessment will quantify the damages in order to request recovery funds and create a debris management plan.  

As part of the State Recovery Task Force, an Agriculture Recovery Assessment Team conducted an initial meeting Friday to address safety concerns related to transporting animals and non-refrigerated perishable commodities along the longer alternative route. 

The Colorado Business Emergency Operations Center (BEOC) is activated and surveying the private sector to determine operational and economic impacts.  These coordination efforts have occurred with businesses through meetings with the chamber of commerce in both Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction.  The BEOC is coordinating with Suncor and Colorado Energy Office (COE) to monitor the impacts of operations and verify the current fuel supply status across the state.  An economic impact report for western slope producers is expected by August 11.   The Colorado BEOC is coordinating the response to future closure incidents through a fuel and rail working group that includes DHSEM, COE, Suncor and rail partners.  Additionally,  the Colorado BEOC is working with the Agriculture Recovery Assessment Team to identify economic impacts to producers due to the I-70 closure.

Latest update on support to Glenwood Canyon by state agencies

Mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics July 9-15

State holds mobile vaccine clinic in Glenwood Springs

Colorado State Emergency Operations Center

July 9, 2021: The state of Colorado and its partners are offering mobile and pop-up vaccination clinics across the state this coming week, including at the Colorado Black Arts Festival, Mary Jane Neal Community Cookout at the Pueblo City Park, and the return to Raíces Brewery for “Vaccination to Victory,” where Raíces will be offering 10% off to anyone who gets a COVID-19 vaccine at the event. 

Vaccines are free, and no insurance, ID, or appointment are required to get vaccinated. Coloradans can find vaccines near them at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder

Sunday, July 11

Glenwood Meadows Retail Center

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

105 E. Meadows Dr., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Many other clinics are being held statewide. https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/mobile-and-pop-up-vaccine-clinics-july-9-15

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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El estado tiene una clínica móvil de vacunas en Glenwood Springs

REMOTO, (9 de julio de 2021): El estado de Colorado y sus socios están ofreciendo clínicas móviles y eventos de vacunación en todo el estado la semana que viene, incluyendo en el Festival de Black Arts de Colorado, el evento comunitario de Mary Jane Neal en Pueblo City Park y el regreso a Raíces Brewery para “La vacunación hacia la victoria”, donde Raíces estará ofreciendo un descuento del 10% para todas las personas que reciben una vacuna contra el COVID-19 durante el evento.

Las vacunas son gratuitas y no se requiere identificación o cita previa para vacunarse. Los habitantes de Colorado pueden encontrar vacunas cercanas a ellos en covid19.colorado.gov/vaccinefinder

Domingo, 11 de julio

Glenwood Meadows Retail Center

11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

105 E. Meadows Dr., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Muchas otras clínicas se llevan a cabo en todo el estado. https://covid19.colorado.gov/press-release/mobile-and-pop-up-vaccine-clinics-july-9-15

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

Mobile and pop-up vaccine clinics July 9-15

CDPHE: State epidemiologists on the ground in Mesa County as Delta variant increases in Mesa County, state meeting with local leaders & CDC

Governor Polis and Dr. Herlihy held roundtable with local officials

Grand Junction, CO, (June 24, 2021): State Epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy, Dr. Ginger Stringer, the Epidemiology Response Program Manager at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), and Janell Nichols, the Infection Prevention Unit Manager at CDPHE, visited Grand Junction this week to meet with local public health officials, long term care facilities, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and community leaders to investigate the Delta variant and its prevalence in Mesa County. 

“The proportion of Colorado cases due to the Delta variant has been rapidly increasing; now estimated to be greater than 50% of cases,” said Dr. Herlihy. “We are taking extra precautions and turning to the CDC for additional support to make sure we know how and why the Delta variant is spreading in Western Colorado. Getting fully vaccinated is the best protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant.”

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) labeled the Delta variant (B.1.617.2) as a variant of concern. This variant was first identified in India in December 2020, where it caused a devastating outbreak. Following the identification of several long term care facility outbreaks including some vaccine breakthrough cases, as well as high hospitalization rates in the community, CDPHE formally requested technical assistance from the CDC to investigate the Delta variant presence in Western Colorado. CDPHE officials arrived in Mesa County Tuesday morning and a team from the CDC arrived on Tuesday afternoon to provide the state of Colorado additional technical support.
CDPHE identified the first Colorado case of the Delta variant on May 5 in Mesa County. As of June 22, the variant had been identified in 28 Colorado counties. As of June 22, 54% of Delta variant cases in Colorado so far have been identified in Mesa County through genomic sequencing. In addition, Colorado is starting to see more cases of the Delta variant outside of Mesa County.

On Monday, Governor Polis and Dr. Herlihy held a roundtable with local officials in Grand Junction. In keeping with the state’s efforts to meet people where they are in their communities, the state drove a mobile vaccine clinic to the Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention. 

Early studies indicate that the Delta variant is more transmissible than the Alpha (B.1.1.7) variant, which has previously been the most common variant in Colorado and continues to be the most common across the United States. Studies also indicate that the Delta variant causes more severe disease, with roughly double the hospitalization rate of the Alpha variant.

Variant data, including a list of all counties known to be impacted by the Delta variant and the number of cases identified, is available on CDPHE’s COVID-19 data dashboard at https://covid19.colorado.gov/data.

In addition to requesting technical assistance from the CDC, CDPHE increased infection prevention requirements in residential care facilities and updated the residential care facility mitigation guidance. Such measures may be needed in situations including but not limited to: identification of variants of concern, increased transmission within a particular facility, and/or increase in morbidity and mortality during a specific outbreak. 

Facilities located in counties where SARS-CoV-2 virus Delta variant is emerging must use a CDPHE contracted lab for all laboratory based COVID-19 testing and follow enhanced testing procedures. All unvaccinated staff and unvaccinated residents (regardless of whether they have left the facility) must be tested with a lab-based PCR test twice weekly. Prior to the start of each shift, all unvaccinated staff must be tested for COVID-19 utilizing a rapid molecular or antigen test. Daily rapid testing should be completed in conjunction with twice weekly PCR testing, not in place of it.

Experts stress that getting vaccinated can provide significant protection against illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19. The vaccine is effective against the Delta variant, particularly two weeks after both doses are received. Of people admitted to the hospital with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (but not necessarily due to COVID-19) during the week of June 6-June 12, 2021, more than 90% were not known to have received any vaccine before their hospitalization. Current data suggests that getting vaccinated reduces the spread of infection, leading to fewer opportunities for new variants to develop and spread. 

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE: State epidemiologists on the ground in Mesa County as Delta variant increases in Mesa County, state meeting with local leaders & CDC

State updates data dashboard to include federal doses distributed and administered in Colorado

Colorado updated its COVID-19 vaccine data dashboard today to reflect the inclusion of federally-distributed and -administered doses throughout the state. 

This update will initially add over 1,900,000 doses distributed to providers and nearly 300,000 doses administered to Colorado’s cumulative vaccine numbers. 

“The federal government has been working alongside the state to make sure that everyone who wants a vaccine can get one. As a result of our combined efforts, we have ample supply of vaccine in the state ready to go,” said Scott Bookman, COVID-19 Incident Commander. “We are strategically distributing the doses as to minimize waste and meet people where they are. Coloradans who are not yet vaccinated can find an available dose at providers across the state and can find a location near them at COCOVIDVACCINE.ORG or by calling 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926).”

Multiple federal programs including the Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care (LTC) Program and the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program for COVID-19 Vaccination have distributed and administered these doses. Of the approximately one million unused doses in the state, approximately 385,000 are at pharmacies that are part of the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program and approximately 500,000 are at Community Vaccine Sites, local public health agencies, the state lab, and other enrolled vaccine providers. Colorado has also had minimal amounts of wasted COVID-19 doses — vaccine providers have reported 13,007 unused doses, which is 0.2 percent of the 5,565,142 doses administered.

Federal doses distributed and administered are reported through the Tiberius system and will now be integrated in Colorado’s dashboard, with updates occurring Monday-Friday each week. Tiberius is a federal database run and managed by the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services. Monday vaccine data may rise each week, as it will include any federal doses administered on Saturday and Sunday when Tiberius is not updated.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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El estado actualizó al tablero de datos para incluir las dosis federales distribuidas y administradas en Colorado

 REMOTO, (24 de mayo de 2021): Hoy, Colorado actualizó su Tablero de Datos del COVID-19, incluyendo a todas las dosis a nivel federal que fueron distribuidas y administradas en todo el estado.  

La actualización inicialmente agregará a más de 1,900,000 dosis distribuidas a proveedores y más de 290,000 dosis administradas al total acumulativo de vacunas en Colorado.

 “El gobierno federal ha estado trabajando junto con el estado para asegurar que todas las personas que quieran la vacuna, la puedan recibir. Como resultado de nuestros esfuerzos combinados, tenemos un gran suministro de la vacuna listo para su uso en el estado”, dijo Scott Bookman, Comandante de Incidentes del COVID-19. “Estamos distribuyendo las dosis estratégicamente para minimizar el desperdicio y llegar al lugar donde están las personas. Los habitantes de Colorado que aún no están vacunados pueden encontrar una dosis disponible con proveedores en todo el estado y encontrar un lugar cercano a ellos ingresando a COCOVIDVACCINE.ORG o llamando al 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926)”.

Varios programas federales incluyendo  el Programa Federal de la Asociación de Farmacias para el Cuidado a Largo Plazo (LTC, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Programa Federal de Farmacias Minoristas para la vacunación contra el COVID-19, han distribuido y administrado estas dosis. Del aproximado de un millón de dosis que no fueron usadas en el estado, alrededor de 385,000 están en farmacias que forman parte del Programa Federal de Farmacias Minoristas y aproximadamente 500,000 se encuentran en Centros Comunitarios de la Vacuna, Agencias locales de Salud Pública, en el laboratorio estatal y con otros proveedores inscritos. Colorado solo ha tenido un desuso mínimo de dosis contra el COVID-19 — los proveedores de la vacuna han reportado 13,007 dosis no usadas, lo que representa un 0.2% de las 5,565,142 dosis administradas.

Las dosis federales que fueron administradas y distribuidas son reportadas mediante el Sistema Tiberius y ahora integrará al tablero de datos de Colorado, con actualizaciones desde el lunes a viernes de cada semana. Tiberius es una base de datos federal que se dirige y es gestionado por el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Sociales de EE.UU. Los datos de la vacuna de los lunes pueden comenzar a aumentar cada semana, ya que incluirá a cualquier dosis federal que fue administrada los sábados y domingos cuando Tiberius no es actualizado.

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

State updates data dashboard to include federal doses distributed and administered in Colorado

CDPHE: Colorado counties and municipalities respond to COVID-19 locally

State maintains baselayer protections in new Public Health Order

REMOTE, (April 16, 2021): Today, the COVID-19 Dial evolves into Public Health Order 20-38: Limited COVID-19 Restrictions, which allows counties to implement regulations at the local level while still maintaining some limited requirements across the state. Counties may use the statewide dial framework as a model for implementing their own regulations.

“We want local governments to be able to move nimbly, creating local protocols where necessary to protect their communities, and we will support them when they do,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

According to a recent survey of local public health agencies conducted by CDPHE, many local governments will go above and beyond these state measures. More than half (51.5%) of the local public health agencies that responded plan to have a public health order in place. Of those, 36% plan to have a modified dial or other local order, 24% plan on staying in level green, 12% in level blue and the rest have other plans for mitigation efforts. The counties that indicated through the survey or other conversations with CDPHE that plan to have a modified dial or maintain Levels Yellow, Blue or Green represent 3,743,419 Coloradans. 

Counties that indicated they would have a modified dial or a local order in addition to the state’s order:

  • Chaffee
  • Clear Creek
  • Conejos
  • Delta
  • Eagle
  • Lake
  • Ouray
  • Pitkin
  • Routt
  • San Miguel
  • Summit

Counties that indicated that they would maintain Level Yellow:

  • Pueblo

Counties that indicated that they would maintain Level Blue:

  • Broomfield (modified)
  • Gunnison (modified)
  • Denver
  • Jefferson
  • Larimer 
  • Arapahoe
  • Boulder 
  • Adams
  • Archuletta
  • La Plata

Counties that indicated that they would maintain Level Green:

  • Bent
  • Cheyenne
  • Costilla
  • Gilpin
  • Kit Carson
  • San Juan

Counties that indicated that they would not have local orders:

  • Alamosa
  • Baca
  • Custer
  • Crowley
  • Delores
  • Douglas
  • El Paso
  • Elbert
  • Fremont
  • Huerfano
  • Kiowa
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Los Animas
  • Mesa
  • Montezuma
  • Montrose
  • Morgan
  • Otero
  • Phillips
  • Prowers
  • Rio Grande
  • Sedgwick
  • Teller
  • Washington
  • Weld
  • Yuma

Counties that have not yet communicated their plans to CDPHE include Garfield, Grand, Hinsdale, Jackson, Mineral, Moffat, Park, Rio Blanco, Saguache.

“We believe protocols at the local level are an appropriate path– allowing us to balance the need for economic recovery and the need to slow transmission– two things that have a tremendous impact on overall public health,” Hunsaker Ryan added.

The dial framework, originally implemented on September 15, 2020, standardized the levels of openness or restrictions on a county level, based on the metrics of disease transmission, the level of local testing, and hospitalizations. It allowed Colorado to tailor its response on a county level, recognizing that conditions vary locally. With increased vaccination rates and less threat to hospital capacity, the state’s role in continuing to mandate statewide restrictions is lessening and the role of local communities to regulate and manage the virus is increasing. The Colorado dial will remain as guidance to counties and the state still strongly recommends that businesses and other entities follow best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19. 

The state will not be letting up efforts to suppress the virus, but will continue two important statewide measures to continue protecting Coloradans no matter where they live which includes the statewide mask mandate and Public Health Order 20-38: Limited COVID-19 Restrictions, that addresses large gatherings and other indoor high risk settings.

Summary of new public health order.

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

CDPHE: Colorado counties and municipalities respond to COVID-19 locally

Latest statewide SARS-CoV-2 model

REMOTE, April 13: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Colorado School of Public Health released an updated statewide modeling report.

The report shows that the effective reproduction number for SARS-CoV-2 statewide is just above one, indicating that SARS-CoV-2 infections are increasing in Colorado. Currently 1 in 196 Coloradans are estimated to be infected. 

As more Coloradans are vaccinated, mobility is reaching its highest level since the start of the pandemic in 2020. Modeling results suggest that transmission control should be maintained at the same level for the next month in order to prevent a spike in hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19. By then, Coloradans might be able to relax some of the behaviors that have been so critical in controlling the state’s epidemic. 

The state is continuing it’s push for individual’s behaviors that result in high levels of transmission control through key policies such as statewide mask mandate and statewide limits on some indoor settings in addition to launching a paid multimedia communications campaign in multiple languages to deliver critical public health messages during this pivotal time in the pandemic. Starting this week, the state will have public service announcements to remind Coloradans to follow public health protocols like masking, distancing, and staying home when you are sick, especially if they aren’t yet vaccinated. The public service announcements will be published on television, streaming services, social media, and digital channels. The state is also continuing to meet with local public health agencies to prepare for a transitional period where local ordinances will play an even more critical role. 

The latest modeling provides projections based on COVID-19 hospital census data through April 5 and vaccination date through April 4, 2021. The models are based on Colorado data and incorporate assumptions reflecting the current state of the science.

The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) assembled the expert group that works with the state on modeling projections. The group includes modeling scientists at the ColoradoSPH and the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as experts from the University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver, and Colorado State University. 

All previous modeling reports are available on the Colorado School of Public Health’s COVID-19 website. 

The state will continue to review data and model findings as the pandemic continues to inform policy decisions. Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.


Último modelo estatal del SARS-CoV-2

REMOTO, 13 de abril: El Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Escuela de Salud Pública de Colorado publicaron un reporte de modelos actualizado a nivel estatal.

El reporte muestra que el número de reproducción efectiva del SARS-CoV-2 en todo el estado está justo por encima de uno, indicando que las infecciones por SARS-CoV-2 están aumentando en Colorado. Actualmente se estima que 1 de cada 196 habitantes de Colorado está infectado. 

A medida que más habitantes de Colorado se vacunan, la movilidad está alcanzando su nivel más alto desde el inicio de la pandemia en 2020. Los resultados de los modelos sugieren que el control de la transmisión debe mantenerse al mismo nivel durante el próximo mes para evitar un pico de hospitalizaciones y muertes por COVID- 19. Para entonces, los habitantes de Colorado podrían relajar algunos de los comportamientos que han sido tan importantes para controlar la epidemia en el estado. 

A través de políticas clave como el mandato del uso del tapabocas en todo el estado, y el establecimiento de límites estatales en algunos entornos en ambientes cerrados, el estado continúa alentando los comportamientos individuales que dan por resultado altos niveles de control de la transmisión. Además de lanzar una campaña de comunicación multimedia en varios idiomas para transmitir mensajes críticos de salud pública durante este momento crucial de la pandemia. 

Comenzando esta semana, el estado publicará anuncios de servicio público para recordar a los habitantes de Colorado que deben seguir los protocolos de salud pública como el uso del tapabocas, el distanciamiento y quedarse en casa cuando está enfermo, especialmente si aún no han sido vacunados. Los anuncios de servicio público se publicarán en televisión, servicios de transmisión, redes sociales y canales digitales. El estado también continúa reuniéndose con las agencias locales de salud pública para prepararse para un periodo de transición en el que las ordenanzas locales desempeñarán un papel aún más crítico. 

El último modelo proporciona proyecciones basadas en los datos del censo hospitalario del COVID-19 hasta el 5 de abril, y con fecha de vacunación hasta el 4 de abril de 2021. Los modelos se basan en datos de Colorado e incorporan hipótesis que reflejan el estado actual de la ciencia.

La Escuela de Salud Pública de Colorado (ColoradoSPH) reunió al grupo de expertos que trabaja con el estado en las proyecciones de los modelos. El grupo incluye a científicos de modelos de ColoradoSPH y de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Colorado en el Campus Médico Anschutz de la UC, así como expertos de la Universidad de Colorado Boulder, la Universidad de Colorado Denver y la Universidad Estatal de Colorado. 

Todos los reportes de modelos anteriores están disponibles en el sitio web del COVID-19 de la Escuela de Salud Pública de Colorado. 

El estado continuará revisando los datos y los resultados de los modelos a medida que la pandemia continúe informando las decisiones políticas.

Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

Latest statewide SARS-CoV-2 model

Declining transmission control in the Colorado SARS-CoV-2 model and rapidly increasing hospitalizations signal Colorado is at a critical moment in the COVID-19 pandemic

Oct. 23, 2020 – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado School of Public Health released a new modeling report based on recent data showing hospitalizations from SARS-CoV-2 are increasing rapidly across the state. To avoid increasing infections and strain on hospitals over the next three months, a substantial increase in transmission control will be needed. 

The Colorado modeling report uses a new “transmission control” indicator to describe the collective impact of all policies and behaviors designed to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Transmission control captures ALL behavioral and policy changes in response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic including mask wearing, physical distancing, improved ventilation, working from home, contact tracing (including both isolation and quarantine), moving activities outside, and any seasonal impact. This approach has the advantage of requiring fewer assumptions and increasing accuracy for the Colorado model. In technical terms, the transmission control parameter describes the percent decrease in effective contacts between infected and susceptible individuals compared to pre-pandemic behavior.

Transmission control levels under about 79% will lead to increasing infections and an effective reproductive number greater than 1; and if contact rates are reduced and transmission control is above 79%, infections will decrease. 

The latest modeling provides projections based on COVID-19 hospital census data through October 19, 2020. The models are based on Colorado data and assumptions based on the current state of the science.

Key findings from the report:

  • We are at a critical moment. If Colorado remains on the current trajectory, we will likely exceed the April peak in hospitalizations for COVID-19 by mid-November, which exceeded 900 in one day. Increases in contacts over the holidays will accelerate growth in cases and intensive care unit hospital capacity may be exceeded in December or January.
  • The effective reproductive number is approximately 1.5 (ranging with statistical uncertainty from 1.16 to 1.85).
  • Approximately 1 in 292 Coloradans are currently infectious. This estimate is generated from the model and assumes that not all infectious residents are captured by state surveillance systems.
  • Hospitalizations are rapidly increasing. Avoiding challenging peaks in infections and hospital demand over the next three months will require a substantial increase in transmission control. 
  • The window to improve transmission control is over the next several weeks to assure that critical care capacity is not stressed. The magnitude and timing of reductions in transmission will determine the severity of COVID-19 in Colorado in the months ahead. 

The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) assembled the expert group that works with the state on modeling projections. The group includes modeling scientists at the ColoradoSPH and the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as experts from the University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Denver, and Colorado State University. 

All previous modeling reports are available on the Colorado School of Public Health’s COVID-19 website. 

The state will continue to review data and model findings as the pandemic continues to inform policy decisions. Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

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La disminución del control de la transmisión en el modelo SARS-CoV-2 de Colorado y el rápido aumento de las hospitalizaciones indican que Colorado se encuentra en un momento crítico en la pandemia del COVID-19

REMOTO, 23 de octubre: El Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE, por sus siglas en inglés) y la Escuela de Salud Pública de Colorado publicaron un nuevo reporte de modelos basado en datos recientes que muestran que las hospitalizaciones de SARS-CoV-2 están aumentando rápidamente en todo el estado. Para evitar el aumento de infecciones y la tensión en los hospitales durante los próximos tres meses, se necesitará un aumento sustancial en el control de la transmisión.  

El reporte de modelo de Colorado utiliza un nuevo indicador de “control de transmisión” para describir el impacto colectivo de todas las políticas y comportamientos en la propagación del SARS-CoV-2. El control de transmisión captura TODOS los cambios de comportamiento y políticas diseñadas para mitigar la pandemia SARS-CoV-2, incluido el uso de tapabocas, el distanciamiento físico, la ventilación optimizada, el trabajo desde casa, el rastreo de contactos (incluido el aislamiento y la cuarentena), el mover las actividades al aire libre y cualquier impacto estacional. Este enfoque tiene la ventaja de requerir menos suposiciones y aumentar la precisión para el modelo de Colorado. En términos técnicos, el parámetro de control de transmisión describe la disminución porcentual de los contactos efectivos entre las personas infectadas y susceptibles en comparación con el comportamiento pre-pandémico.

Los niveles de control de la transmisión por debajo del 79% conducirán a un aumento de las infecciones y a un número reproductivo efectivo superior a 1; y si se reducen las tasas de contacto y el control de la transmisión es superior al 79%, las infecciones disminuirán.

El último modelo  proporciona proyecciones basadas en los datos del censo hospitalario del COVID-19 hasta el 19 de octubre de 2020. Los modelos se basan en datos y suposiciones de Colorado basados en el estado actual de la ciencia.

Principales conclusiones del reporte:

  • Estamos en un momento crítico. Si Colorado permanece en la trayectoria actual, es probable que superemos el pico de abril en hospitalizaciones para el COVID-19 a mediados de noviembre, que sobrepasaron los 900 en un solo día. El aumento de los contactos durante las vacaciones acelerará el incremento de los casos y la capacidad de las unidades de cuidados intensivos de los hospitales podrá excederse en diciembre o enero.
  • El número reproductivo efectivo es de aproximadamente 1.5 (que oscila con la incertidumbre estadística de 1.16 a 1.85).
  •  Aproximadamente 1 de cada 292 habitantes de Colorado están actualmente infectados. Este estimado se genera a partir del modelo y supone que no todos los residentes infectados son capturados por los sistemas de vigilancia estatales.
  •  Las hospitalizaciones están aumentando rápidamente. Evitar picos desafiantes de infecciones y demanda hospitalaria durante los próximos tres meses requerirá un aumento sustancial en el control de la transmisión.
  • La ventana de oportunidad para mejorar el control de la transmisión es durante las próximas semanas para asegurar que la capacidad de cuidados críticos no se vea estresada. La magnitud y el momento de las reducciones en la transmisión determinarán la gravedad del COVID-19 en Colorado en los próximos meses.

La Escuela de Salud Pública de Colorado (ColoradoSPH) reunió a un grupo de expertos que trabaja con el estado en proyecciones de modelos. El grupo incluye científicos de modelos del ColoradoSPH y la Escuela de Medicina de la Universidad de Colorado en el CU Anschutz Medical Campus, así como expertos de la Universidad de Colorado en Boulder, la Universidad de Colorado en Denver y la Universidad Estatal de Colorado.

Todos los anteriores reportes de modelo están disponibles en el sitio web del COVID-19 de la Escuela de Salud Pública de Colorado.

El estado seguirá revisando los datos y los resultados modelo, a medida que la pandemia siga determinando las decisiones políticas. Continúe manteniéndose informado visitando covid19.colorado.gov.

Declining transmission control in the Colorado SARS-CoV-2 model and rapidly increasing hospitalizations signal Colorado is at a critical moment in the COVID-19 pandemic

Colorado finalizes guidance for ski areas and resorts

State reviewed feedback from community members and organization from across the state

Oct. 19, 2020 – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) finalized its guidance for ski areas and resorts today. The guidance goes into effect immediately. After releasing a draft of the guidance on Oct. 14, the state reviewed feedback from community members and organizations from across the state, and incorporated feedback into the finalized guidance.

Ski areas are a vital driver of the Colorado economy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these areas also present unique challenges for controlling virus transmission. A successful ski season will require a strong partnership between ski areas, local governments, local businesses, and the state. 

These guidelines draw from existing and well-known COVID-19 guidelines including:

  • Physical distancing of at least 6 feet between parties.
  • Wearing masks to the maximum extent possible.
  • Health screening and symptom tracking.
  • Isolating and quarantining, as required.

Also established are some new baseline standards to create common expectations for mountain-specific activities such as:

  • Isolation housing to create opportunities for visiting guests to safely isolate and quarantine themselves in the event that they test positive or need to quarantine during their stay and cannot travel.
  • Ensuring safe employee housing environments.
  • Limiting ski school cohorts/groups to no more than 10 people.
  • Prioritizing the immediate safety and sheltering needs of guests and staff due to extreme weather events when in conflict with these COVID-19 guidelines.

“Outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding can be lower risk if done with proper precautions, both on and off the slopes,” said Jill Hunsaker Ryan, executive director, CDPHE. “We have to proceed carefully and be willing to evolve if necessary. We’ve been grateful for the cooperation of ski and resort areas. Our top priority is the safety of Coloradans and ensuring the health care systems in these areas aren’t overrun.” 

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El estado finaliza la guía para las áreas y centros de esquí

El estado revisó los comentarios de miembros de la comunidad y organizaciones de todo el estado

REMOTO, (19 de oct, 2020): El Departamento de Salud Pública y Medio Ambiente de Colorado (CDPHE, por sus siglas en inglés) hoy finalizó su guía para áreas y centros de esquí. La guía entra en vigencia inmediatamente. Después de emitir un borrador de la guía  el día 14 de octubre, el estado revisó los comentarios de miembros de la comunidad y de organizaciones de todo el estado, e incorporó sus comentarios en la guía final.

 Las áreas de esquí son un motor vital de la economía de Colorado. Durante la pandemia del COVID-19, estas áreas también son retos únicos para el control de la transmisión del virus.  Una temporada de esquí exitosa requerirá una fuerte alianza entre las áreas de esquí, los gobiernos locales, los negocios locales y el estado.

Estas directrices se basan en las directrices existentes y conocidas para el COVID-19 que incluyen:

?        El distanciamiento físico de al menos 6 pies entre las personas.
?        El uso de tapabocas en la mayor medida posible.
?        Las evaluaciones de salud y el rastreo de síntomas.
?        El aislamiento y la cuarentena, como se requiera.

También están establecidos los nuevos estándares base para crear expectativas comunes para las actividades específicas de montaña, tales como:

?        Tener vivienda para el aislamiento, con el fin de proveer oportunidad para que los visitantes puedan aislarse y hacer cuarentena de manera segura, en caso de que tengan pruebas positivas o necesiten estar en cuarentena durante su estadía y no puedan viajar.
?        Asegurar ambientes de vivienda seguros para empleados.
?        Limitar grupos fijos y grupos normales en las escuelas de esquí, que no sean de más de 10 personas.
?        Priorizar la seguridad y la necesidad de refugio inmediatos para los visitantes y el personal en caso de condiciones climáticas extremas, cuando estén en conflicto con estas directrices para el COVID-19.

“Las actividades al aire libre como es el esquí y el snowboarding pueden ser de menor riesgo si se realizan con las precauciones apropiadas, tanto en las pistas de esquí como fuera de ellas”, dijo Jill Hunsaker Ryan, directora ejecutiva del CDPHE. “Tenemos que proceder con sumo cuidado y estar disponibles para proceder más allá, si es necesario. Estamos muy agradecidos por la cooperación de las áreas y centros de esquí. Nuestra principal prioridad es la seguridad de los habitantes de Colorado y de asegurar que los sistemas de atención médica en estas áreas no sean rebasados.”

Colorado finalizes guidance for ski areas and resorts