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Douglas County Health Board approves opt-out of masking mandates

Douglas County Health Board President Doug Benevento said during the Oct. 8 special board of health meeting that he would not hand down any masking mandates for children without what he called “clear and convincing evidence of the benefits of masking"

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Douglas County will continue receiving public health services from Tri-County through at least 2022

The county will still have its own board of health in charge of things like local public health orders, but the residents will receive services “as though the county were still a member of TCHD"

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Arapahoe County leaders raise concerns about possible Tri-County exit

Tri-County is the local public health agency that serves Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties. Arapahoe has been a part of the agency since its founding in 1948.

Health

Douglas County’s next step for its new health department is to find a qualified director

Colorado statute lays out clear requirements for the role, including past experience in public health

Health

Colorado parents are trying to get around school mask mandates with dubious doctor’s notes

Pediatricians across the state are being bombarded with requests for doctor’s notes as parents try to get their kids exempt from wearing a mask at school despite few medical-based reasons to do so.

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Douglas County commissioners vote to create their own health department, appointing themselves to the board

Tuesday's move is the latest chapter in a rift between the county and the Tri-County Health Department that has grown steadily wider since the pandemic

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Arapahoe, Adams may leave Tri-County Health Department after Douglas split

Douglas County's intention to leave drove other counties to plan for transition

Health

Douglas County officially votes to form its own public health department

Action follows Tri-County Health Department's move to bar counties from opting out of school mask rules

Health

For the 3rd time this year, Douglas County loses a member of Tri-County Health board

Douglas County no longer has any of the Tri-County board members it had before the COVID-19 pandemic

Health

Douglas County seeks to invalidate Tri-County Health Department’s school mask rules

As of publishing time, it was not known when the county would send its objection to Tri-County  or if the county was considering filing a legal complaint against the agency

Education

Douglas County schools sticks with student mask mandate despite commissioners’ opt out

The opt-out vote left it up to the school district to decide whether to move forward with its new mark rule

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Douglas County commissioners vote to opt out of Tri-County student mask order

“By opting out of this public health order, we will be securing the blessings of liberty,” Commissioner George Teal said during the meeting.

News

What exactly is the Front Range Trail? You may already be riding on it.

Every year, Colorado’s indefatigable trail builders chip away at complex new sections of a connector they imagine stretching from Wyoming to New Mexico. Next up: Castle Rock and the Cache la Poudre.

Outdoors

Douglas County proceeds with its pursuit of a new health department after pandemic battles with Tri-County

The county started considering forming a new public health department several months into the COVID-19 pandemic

Health

Douglas County School District’s equity policy keeps drawing parent blowback

A handful of parents even say they are pulling children out of Douglas County School District

Education

Colorado summer camps are gearing up for a full season of swimming, sightseeing — and sanitizing

Camps will make a big return this summer, with parents and kids alike eager for more carefree days. Many camps, catering to fewer kids, have already hit capacity.

Education

Lawsuit filed in Colorado school arrest of 11-year-old autistic boy

The lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado

Education

“5-star” exemption program pioneered in Mesa County opens to other Colorado counties under red-level restrictions

Data from Mesa County’s pilot will determine if variances can be extended elsewhere. It will take a decline in hospitalizations and positivity rates.

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Colorado’s I-25 project on “The Gap” combined data, thousands of photos and engineering to minimize roadkill

On vast, contiguous public and private land, abundant wildlife has been meticulously preserved. But growing safety hazards couldn’t be ignored.

Environment

More Colorado counties want entrance into Mesa County’s coronavirus “pre-check” program for restaurants

More than 600 Mesa County businesses have applied for variances to COVID-19 restrictions under a program OK’d by the state. Now Larimer and Douglas counties want the same 5-star treatment.

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