In recent weeks, environmental advocacy groups and concerned neighbors have called on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and their subsidiary the Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) to deny one of Suncor Energy’s operating permits.
Sixteen-year-old Kate Sun said she’d always been a happy, active kid. A junior at George Washington High School, she played four sports and had a weekend job. But when the pandemic hit, all of that went away. “I couldn’t see my friends. I was completely isolated. The pandemic has been very hard on me.” In […]
On Jan. 25, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment launched a new call center for the public to ask questions specifically about the COVID-19 vaccine.
In the midst of the biggest spike of Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines arrived in Colorado bringing with them much hope and optimism that life will return to normal. Health officials have begun an education and outreach campaign to address any hesitancy people have about getting the vaccine and remind Coloradans that masks and social distancing will have to continue into the summer.
On Sunday, Oct. 25, the Colorado Exposure Notifications App will go live. Your privacy is protected, but by activating the app, you can learn if you’ve potentially been exposed to Covid-19. View an explanatory powerpoint by the Colorado Dept of Health and Environment.
Covid-19 Colorado outbreak map and upcoming app will show if you’ve been near confirmed cases.
Though Denver was on target for hospitalizations, testing and positivity rates as of June 24, officials stated strongly that masks need to be worn “for the foreseeable future.”
“For 30 years we’ve been talking about tele-medicine and thinking around the edges, but there’ve been policy barriers to really doing it on a broad scale, and Medicare and Medicaid pay only for very limited things; this pandemic really opened the floodgates to tele-health and tele-medicine, and we’ve learned very quickly how to scale this work up.”
How is Denver doing at flattening the curve? What symptoms are Denverites reporting and how does that help track illness in the community—even before tests are done? Are we having Covid outbreaks in our grocery stores? What should we do when someone isn’t wearing a mask in the grocery store? What is the projection for how well the virus will be contained in coming months?
And, in a broader view, why do bats spread pathogens; and how are llamas contributing to possible treatments?
Governor Polis announces broad testing access in Colorado