Press Release

Public health alert for people who visited Colorado Springs Bridge Center from late February to early March and may have been exposed to COVID-19

DENVER, March 14, 2020: El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) has learned that the woman who died from COVID-19 on March 13 attended bridge games at Colorado Springs Bridge Center from Feb. 27 through March 3.

Drive-up testing site will close for the day because of high volume. People who need COVID-19 tests can obtain them through private providers

DENVER, March 14, 2020: Due to high-volume, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has closed the drive-up testing site at the Denver Coliseum for the rest of the day today, Saturday, March 14. The line was cut off at 200 cars today. 

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.