Press Release

CDPHE to update COVID-19 hospital reporting to include reason for hospitalization

STATEWIDE (May 19, 2022) — The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment will update its hospital data to improve COVID-19 reporting among hospitalizations as part of today’s regular 4 p.m. data update. In order to improve data transparency and provide the public with better hospitalization information, CDPHE requested and began receiving additional data about COVID hospitalizations from hospitals and health systems.

EPA recognizes CDPHE team for work done to help destroy chemical weapon stockpile in Pueblo County

REMOTE, May 5, 2022 – The Environmental Protection Agency has honored the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment with a FY22 EPA Headquarters’ National Notable Achievement Award. The award recognizes the Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division’s work to safely destroy chemical weapons at the Army Pueblo Chemical Depot facility in Pueblo County. 

Colorado introduces interactive COVID-19 vaccine follow-up dose calculator

STATEWIDE (April 12, 2022) — Today, the state launched an interactive tool that provides Coloradans with an easy way to determine the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses that are recommended for them. The number of recommended doses depends on multiple factors, including a person’s age, which vaccine they initially received, and whether they have immunocompromising conditions that may leave them at higher risk of severe illness if they contract COVID-19.

CDPHE Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan awarded Governor’s Citizenship Medal for leadership in the pandemic response

REMOTE, April 6, 2022 – Gov. Jared Polis has awarded Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan with the 2021 COVID-19 Hero Citizenship Medal, one of the highest honors in the state. Ryan will receive the award at a ceremony tonight  for her work in guiding Colorado’s ongoing pandemic response.