Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
|There are currently two Public Health Orders in effect. The first order requires face coverings for all individuals 2 years of age and older in public indoor spaces. The second order requires face coverings in all individuals aged 2 years and older in schools and child care settings, and has been extended until Jan. 31, 2022. Review the full orders and additional resources on our Public Health Order page. |
- Jan. 19: Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. Order yours at COVIDtests.gov.
- Jan. 5: CDC has expanded recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine boosters to now include everyone ages 12 years and older. People who received the Pfizer vaccine should now get a booster 5 months after their last dose. See if you should get a booster.
- Dec. 29: The Public Health Order requiring facial coverings in all individuals aged 2 years and older in schools and child care settings has been extended until Jan. 31, 2022.
- Dec. 27: Quarantine and isolation guidance for people who have been exposed to COVID-19 has been changed by the CDC. Learn more about the changes to the guidance from CDPHE.
- Dec. 9: CDC has expanded recommendations for COVID-19 vaccine boosters to now include everyone 16 years and older. At this time, only the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is authorized and recommended for children ages 16 and 17.
- Dec. 2: COVID-19 Omicron variant confirmed in Colorado. Visit covid19.colorado.gov for more updates.
- Nov. 22: With COVID-19 hospitalizations surging in Colorado, the Board of Health voted to issue a public health order requiring masking in all public indoor spaces in Adams and Arapahoe counties.
- Nov. 4: Visit www.tchd.org/COVIDvaccinesforkids to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids, including where to find appointments and data.
Personal Prevention & Protection
Regardless of public health orders, the guidance to protect yourself and your loved ones remains the same. Remember these key best practices:
- Get vaccinated. It’s one of the best ways to protect yourself and help end the pandemic.
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth when in public, especially indoors, even if you are vaccinated
- Keep 6 feet of distance from people who do not live with you and have not been fully vaccinated.
- Wash your hands frequently, or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
- Outdoor gatherings are safer than indoor gatherings.
- Online gatherings are safest, especially for people at high risk of severe illness.
- Avoid large gatherings or crowds, especially indoors, until the risk of COVID-19 transmission is lower. Check the state’s guidance by sector for additional recommendations for events and gatherings.
- Continue to practice #SafeSix
Information for school leaders and employees, and letters to local school districts.
Everyone 5 years and older is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. Only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for children 5-18. Find local COVID-19 vaccine providers at pharmacies, community sites, mobile sites, or by visiting our vaccine webpage.
There is treatment available for people who test positive for COVID-19. Monoclonal antibody treatment can help you recover, keep you from getting seriously sick, and keep you out of the hospital. Monoclonal antibody treatments are not a substitute for vaccination against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep from getting sick with COVID-19.
You might be eligible for treatment if you have tested positive for COVID-19, are at risk of getting very sick without treatment, your symptoms started within the last 10 days, and you aren’t hospitalized or on oxygen due to COVID-19. People ages 12 and older can get monoclonal antibody treatment. Health care provider referrals are no longer required for monoclonal antibody treatment at state-led clinics. If you believe you may be eligible, call the COVID-19 Hotline 1-877-268-2926 for help making an appointment. On CDPHE's website, you can see a list of upcoming available appointments at a state-led clinic, or find a map of health care providers offering monoclonal antibody treatment.
Note that with the spread of the Omicron Variant, treatment recommendations and availability may be changing. Check with the CDPHE webpage if you are sick with COVID-19 and potentially eligible for treatment to find the latest information on treatment options.
Returning to the Office or Worksite
Many employees may be returning to the worksite after many months. Ask your employer what precautions you will be required to take at work. Continue to protect yourself by practicing everyday preventive actions.
Register for the next four bi-weekly sessions starting Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. via Zoom on Mitigating the Spread of COVID-19 in the Workplace: Vaccine Mandates, Masking, Quarantine, and more. Topics include the COVID-19 mitigation practices in the workplace, vaccine mandate updates, and responses to your questions.
Find guidance about promoting vaccination in your workplace.
The state is now offering an on-site Workplace Vaccination Program for employers, unions, and trade associations of any size. There is no charge, and the state coordinates staffing, logistics, and vaccine supplies.
Ask a Question
For COVID-19 vaccine questions, call the Colorado Vaccine Call center at 1-877-CO VAX CO (1-877-268-2926) or go to the state's webpage at covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine. You can also connect with us by calling 303-220-9200 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday.
State Vaccine Records
Use the Colorado Immunization Information System Public Portal to view and print a record of your immunizations. If you can't find your records or they are incorrect, follow the CIIS instructions on updating your records.