Press Release

Three presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 identified in Colorado today

DENVER, March 10, 2020: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) state lab identified three presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, based on testing overnight. To ensure expedience on reporting out presumptive positives, the state will provide overall testing statistics as soon as we are able on the website. 

Update on COVID-19

DENVER, March 7: To be transparent and clarify the flow of information during the COVID-19 response, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment outlined guidance today for local public health agencies. 

State health department announces an historic $9 million enforcement package

DENVER, March, 6: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment today announced a $9 million settlement to resolve air pollution violations at the Suncor refinery in Commerce City. The package of penalties and funding for community environmental projects, totaling $4.05 million, is the largest payment to resolve air quality violations that Colorado has ever required for a single facility.