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    Open Letter to School Communities

    Recent decisions by school administrators to re-open many of our schools were based on the best information we have to date about the spread of COVID-19 and public health guidance. Read on...
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    Tri-County Health Department Increases COVID-19 Contact Tracing Staff

    Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) has increased their case management and contact tracing staff by 50 new employees as part of a nationwide effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Read on...
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    Public Health Guidance Available to Prioritize Limited COVID-19 Testing Supplies and Capacity

    MPDH today released Guidance for Prioritization of COVID-19 Testing, data-informed recommendations to assist health and social service providers, employers, and policymakers in the metro region Read on...
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    TCHD’s 90-day face covering order starts in areas of Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas Counties

    Today, Tri-County Health Department’s face covering order went into effect. The order was amended to align with Governor Polis’ statewide order that went into effect July 16. Read on...
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    TCHD's face covering order will stay in place for municipalities that haven’t opted out

    On July 8, 2020, the Board of Health of the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) approved a public health order to require face coverings when out in public where social distancing cannot be maintained, with an opt-out provision for each county and city Read on...
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    Masks are critical to our recovery mandate or not

    Tri-County seeks to clear up confusion over mask mandate and timing as numbers of COVID-19 positive cases increase in recent weeks. Read on...
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    Tri-County Health Department issues Public Health Order requiring face coverings

    Today, Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) issued the Public Health Order Requiring Facial Coverings in Public Where Social Distancing Cannot be Maintained that was approved by its Board of Health on July 8. Read on...
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    New Public Health Report Provides Guidance for Safely Reopening Metro Denver Schools

    The safe reopening of schools is a critical step in promoting children’s health and well-being, and metro Denver’s school leaders have new guidance for how to safely approach this challenge. Read on...
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    TCHD to Draft Public Health Order Requiring Use of Face Masks, Communities can Opt Out

    At an online meeting today, July 8, the Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) Board of Health voted 5 to 4 in favor of a public health order requiring use of face masks in public places. Incidence rates have been rising in all three of the counties Read on...
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    Board of Health Actions

    Find out what resolutions were voted upon by the Board of Health during the last meeting. Additional Info...