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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

How many Coloradans need to get vaccinated to reach coronavirus herd immunity? It’s complicated.

It's not just a matter of giving enough shots. A bunch of other factors — like the effectiveness of the vaccine, how people mix in society and how the virus itself might mutate — come into play.

Colorado has now confirmed 5 cases of more contagious coronavirus variant

The latest confirmed case is in a person in their 20s in Boulder County

Fueled by coronavirus, Colorado saw an extraordinary increase in deaths in 2020

COVID-19 was the third-leading cause of death in the state in 2020, according to preliminary numbers

Colorado will rework its dial system once people age 70 and older are vaccinated, governor says

Gov. Jared Polis said his administration is already talking with local public health authorities about what changes to make in the spring to focus more on people’s economic and social-emotional needs

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Colorado’s coronavirus vaccine rollout is confusing and frustrating — but also working, state leaders say

Regional disparities have emerged, as counties, schools and hospitals all chart their own paths

41 Colorado counties had level-red coronavirus metrics on New Year’s Eve. They’re now under level-orange restrictions.

Eight counties had already moved to level orange and the remaining 33 were allowed to move up on Monday.

Colorado reshuffles its coronavirus vaccination plan, moves essential workers and people 70 and older up in line

Teachers, state lawmakers and some journalists have also been moved up in priority

Man who tested positive for more contagious coronavirus variant is Colorado National Guard soldier

The soldier, who is in his 20s, was deployed at the Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Simla, where the Colorado National Guard was responding to an outbreak at the facility

Colorado now has enough coronavirus vaccine for all frontline health care workers — and is poised to move into Phase 1b

About 9,000 people are being vaccinated a day in the state, Colorado National Guard general says

Small Colorado mountain counties aren’t sure how bad their COVID situation is. So they’re testing the masses.

Gunnison, Ouray and San Miguel counties have teamed up with the state to hold mass testing events for people -- with and without coronavirus symptoms -- to “know what we don’t know”

Colorado isn’t changing its vaccine priority plan for now, despite new federal recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices issued the new guidelines over the weekend

Who should go next for the coronavirus vaccine? A possible answer has been in Boulder all along.

University of Colorado professor Daniel Larremore and his research team have modeled which vaccine allocation strategies save the most lives

Up to 55 injured skiers and snowboarders arrive at Colorado emergency rooms each day, analysis shows

More than 4,100 skiers and snowboarders were transported to emergency rooms in ambulances or helicopters across 2018, 2019 and the first part of 2020, which is about 10 patients every day of the season.

Now that the coronavirus vaccine is here, public health agencies must convince Coloradans to take it

At least 70% of Coloradans must get the shot to achieve herd immunity, but it will take more than a $1 million marketing budget to build credibility

Colorado school outbreaks nearly doubled in November as coronavirus cases surged

A Chalkbeat analysis found that K-12 schools account for 14% of outbreaks but only 5% of cases from outbreaks. Colleges and universities represent only 2% of outbreaks but 16% of cases.

Which Coloradans should receive the coronavirus vaccine first? The answer depends on who you ask.

Politicians and the general public often focus on the benefits to the individual receiving the vaccine. Public health experts focus on the community as a whole.

Colorado’s coronavirus surge swamps public health workers who track case counts, exposures

County health departments have switched to abbreviated questionnaires and robocalling. They spend hours hunting for duplicates in the case count.

Colorado’s governor says prisoners won’t be prioritized for a coronavirus vaccine. A state plan outlines otherwise.

Gov. Jared Polis’ comments Tuesday run counter to the ethical framework in a plan drafted by his administration. Colorado officials say the plan will be revised next week.

Colorado lawmakers demand counties comply with coronavirus restrictions to access relief money

A bill offering $37 million in direct aid to needy businesses would cut out places -- like Weld County -- that refuse to adhere to state COVID-19 mandates

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