Press Release

State health department restricts visitors at skilled nursing, assisted living, and intermediate care facilities

Denver (March 13, 2020): Per direction from Governor Polis, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is restricting all visitors at skilled nursing, assisted living, and intermediate care facilities to protect the health of the residents and health care workers at those facilities. These facilities provide care to older Coloradans with underlying health conditions. 

CORRECTION: Drive-up Testing Lab Will be Postponed to Tomorrow Due to Weather-Related Safety Concerns. People Who Need COVID-19 Tests Can Obtain Them Through Private Providers.

CORRECTION: Children’s Hospital Colorado does not currently have testing capacity. Children’s Hospital Colorado is providing care for the sickest kids in our region, and currently only testing children who meet specific high-risk criteria for testing and may need to be hospitalized.

CDPHE drive-up lab experiencing high volume. Line will be closed today; those in line already will have priority for tomorrow.

DENVER, March 12, 2020:  Due to an extremely high volume of people seeking COVID-19 tests at the drive-up testing site in Lowry, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is working to establish and communicate a cut-off point for the line.