Denver metro area shown in mid-range in Colorado’s new COVID-19 dashboard

Right now, Colorado’s new COVID-19 dashboard just tells you what your county has been allowed to do up to this point, but going forward it will let you compare counties and get an idea of whether restrictions will loosen or tighten in the near future. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released a color-coded dashboard Tuesday that illustrated […]

Read more

Denver jail, detention center, homeless population have some of Colorado’s largest COVID-19 outbreaks

If the Van Cise-Simonet Detention Center in downtown Denver continues its pace of adding new COVID-19 cases, it could take the unenviable title of the state’s largest outbreak from the Sterling Correctional Facility in the near future. The Denver Sheriff Department cautioned that the state’s numbers don’t fully reflect the situation, though. The Sterling prison has recorded 606 cases and […]

Read more

Denver opens new coronavirus testing sites to reach underserved populations

Denver public health officials are offering free testing for the novel coronavirus in new locations to reach underserved populations as the pandemic highlights racial inequalities. People of color are seeing higher infection rates of COVID-19, while black Coloradans have died from the disease caused by the new coronavirus at a disproportionately high rate. The city already offers free drive-up, testing […]

Read more

U.S. Postal Service, Denver health department still at odds over if distribution center had COIVD-19 outbreak

Two weeks after Denver officials attempted to shut down a mail distribution center, the local health department and the U.S. Postal Service are still at odds about whether the facility ever had a COVID-19 outbreak. The Denver Department of Public Health and Environment sent a letter to the postal service on May 20, ordering it to close a large distribution […]

Read more

Denver expands free coronavirus testing to individuals without COVID-19 symptoms

People who don’t have symptoms of the novel coronavirus but believe they were exposed to someone with the respiratory illness will now be able get checked at the Pepsi Center, where Denver has a free, drive-up testing site. The expansion of the guidelines regarding who can get tested comes at city officials also are urging the thousands of people protesting […]

Read more

Joining crowds of Denver protesters brings risk of COVID-19 exposure. Here’s how to protect yourself — and when to get tested.

The demonstrations in downtown Denver over the death of George Floyd have the potential to increase coronavirus infections, although public health experts said Monday that it’s still too soon to know how big of a spike in cases Colorado could see. Mayor Micheal Hancock over the weekend urged demonstrators — even those without symptoms — to get tested for the coronavirus […]

Read more

Denver King Soopers employee dies of COVID-19 after working at Capitol Hill store

A second King Soopers worker has died of COVID-19, and his Denver store has had about 12 cases of the virus, union officials said Monday. Randy Narvaez had worked at the King Soopers grocery store off 9th Avenue in Denver’s Capitol Hill neighborhood for more than 30 years, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union Local 7. […]

Read more

No Denver businesses called police about shoppers without masks on first day of mandate – The Denver Post

On the first day of Denver’s mandatory mask requirement, city officials received 18 calls from members of the public regarding businesses not complying with the new mandate. But no business owners reported any shoppers for not wearing masks. The initial numbers from Wednesday, courtesy of Denver’s Joint Information Center, showed the Mile High City has thus far not encountered the […]

Read more

Metro counties join Denver in letting stay-at-home orders expire, will shift to “safer at home” – The Denver Post

Much of the metro area will join Denver’s in allowing extended stay-at-home orders to expire Friday, beginning the shift this weekend to the same “safer-at-home” stance in place across much of Colorado. Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield and Jefferson counties all have indicated they’ll begin following Gov. Jared Polis’ statewide “safer-at-home” directives beginning Saturday, following the expiration of extended stay-at-home orders designed […]

Read more
1 2