Press Release

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.

CDPHE seeks public feedback on plan to monitor for air pollutants and disclose more data from Suncor refinery

REMOTE (March 10, 2022): The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking public comment on a plan for additional air monitoring and data disclosure at the Suncor Refinery in Commerce City.  As part of its commitment to listening to feedback from those communities most affected by the refinery, CDPHE held the first of two public meetings Wednesday night to discuss a plan for fenceline air monitoring at the refinery.