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Metro Coalition Issues COVID-19 Orders Across the Region to Slow Transmission, Protect Hospital Capacity

Press Release

November 23, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DENVER – With COVID-19 surging across the state and hospital capacity limited, local public health leaders across the Denver metro region joined together today to announce a regional approach to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect already-threatened hospital capacity.

Public health directors from the Metro Denver Partnership for Health (MDPH) joined Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock in announcing that they are implementing orders to mitigate the spread of the virus and reduce pressure on hospital capacity. Counties represented in MDPH have or will begin implementing public health orders related to masking in public indoor settings and vaccine verification.

Proactive, regional coordination is necessary to curb this wave of the virus, and similar public health orders across the region are necessary as COVID-19 does not respect county lines. While each county’s implementation of the orders might vary slightly, the goal is a consistent message and short-term strategy for managing this wave of the pandemic.

COVID-19 vaccines are free, readily available to members of the public ages 5 and up, and no ID is required. Information about where to find a vaccine is available at Denvergov.org or by texting your ZIP code to GETVAX (438829) in English, or VACUNA (822862) in Spanish. The text response will include the contact information of three nearby locations with available vaccines.  

Click on the websites below for more information on each county’s order.

MDPH is led by six public health partners serving the Denver metro area: Boulder County Public Health, Broomfield Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver Department of Public Health & Environment, Jefferson County Public Health, the Public Health Institute at Denver Health, and Tri-County Health Department, serving Adams and Arapahoe counties. MDPH’s work impacts nearly three million Coloradans — 60% of the state’s population — who live in this region. MDPH is supported and staffed by the Colorado Health Institute (CHI). More information can be found on CHI’s website at https://colo.health/MDPH.

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