The omicron surge's likely peak last week does not change the crisis facing Colorado's front-line health providers, the head of an emergency physicians group said Friday, and he called Gov. Jared Polis's comments to Colorado Public Radio about the pandemic "shocking" and a "smack" to providers statewide.
A wildfire displaced thousands of Coloradans just as the omicron surge began sweeping through the state, so health insurance was likely not on many people’s minds when the regular enrollment period for the state’s health insurance marketplace ended Saturday. But now, because of those twin emergencies, everyone in the state will get another chance to sign up.
Colorado's rollout of free KN95 and surgical-grade masks got off to a bumpy start Wednesday, with many residents going to handout sites only to be told that their public library or community center wasn't handing out masks.
A month after it began, Colorado's omicron wave has likely peaked, officials told the state Board of Health on Wednesday, as case and positivity rates fall and hospitalizations show signs of plateauing.
The White House could be set to wade into the latest school mask mandate battle, which is now being waged just across the Potomac River from the nation's capital.
KN95 and surgical-grade masks will be available for free at libraries and other community centers across Colorado later this week as state officials try to curb the spread of COVID-19.
More kids are hospitalized at Children's Hospital Colorado because of COVID-19 now than at any previous point in the pandemic, a surge fueled by the omicron variant and affecting young children at high rates.
Some Colorado hospitals are already enacting tenets of the state's crisis standards of care amid a crush of patients and a shortage of providers, and emergency physicians have now called on Gov. Jared Polis to officially enact the plan for the first time.
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday quietly launched its website for Americans to request free at-home COVID-19 tests, a day before the site was scheduled to officially go online.
The president of a COVID-19 testing company said his team is working to catch up with data reporting requirements, days after the Colorado Attorney General's Office sent him a letter ordering him to stop testing here.
Amid an exodus of county-level public health leadership around Colorado, El Paso County Public Health's new interim medical director is splitting his time between local needs and the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment.
A month after its omicron surge began, Eagle County has decided not to extend its emergency indoor mask order, which expired Monday.
In the early days of the pandemic, emergency department physicians looked around and wondered: Where is everybody?
A federal judge in Colorado threw out a lawsuit from two service members seeking to halt the "forcible inoculation" of military employees and prevent the U.S. Department of Defense from requiring vaccinations for people who already contracted COVID-19.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser in conjunction with the Colorado Department of Health and Environment has ordered the Center for COVID Control to cease COVID-19 testing for public health and consumer protection violations.
Colorado officially surpassed 11,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Friday, continuing the state's recent trend of adding about 1,000 new casualties from the virus each month.
The lighter side of the Capitol, unless it isn't.
A plan to require masks in committee hearings drew the first fight between Democrats and Republicans in the state House Friday.
There are more outbreaks in Colorado's long-term care facilities now than at any previous point in the pandemic, state data shows, as the omicron variant causes unprecedented levels of COVID-19 spread.
Colorado hospitals and officials are preparing for COVID-19 hospitalizations to continue to surge in the coming days, a top state health official said Wednesday. Though a peak may be approaching and overall capacity remains stable, hospital officials warn they're still facing a critical crush of patients.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eli Bremer tested positive for COVID-19 and plans to cancel in-person campaigning until he meets medical guidelines to resume public appearances, his campaign said Tuesday.
The omicron variant's unprecedented surge is straining Colorado's already exhausted health care workforce, and a physician who helped write hospitals' emergency triage plans late last year said Friday the state would benefit from enacting them now.
The public will not know the identities of the University of Colorado medical staff and students who are challenging the institution's vaccination policy, after a federal judge acknowledged a hostile climate exists toward people who choose not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Even as state courts call off their jury trials amid a surge in COVID-19 infections, Colorado's federal trial court is staying the course for now.
Colorado is likely a few weeks away from hitting its omicron peak, a top state health official said Wednesday, and hospitals here are preparing for a "variety of scenarios" that may come during that time.
Two newly approved antiviral COVID-19 medicines are unlikely to "make a dent" in the escalating omicron surge in Colorado, officials said this week, as hospitalizations rise and the supply of monoclonal antibodies remains tight.
When hundreds of Colorado child care providers recently filled out surveys about their financial well-being, the desperation was palpable.
Most Colorado school districts are bringing students back to the classroom this week as scheduled, even as the state reports a record number of COVID cases. They’re also bracing for staffing shortages and asking families to be flexible, patient, and prepared.
People incarcerated in a state correctional facility won’t be able to visit their families or friends in person for at least the next two weeks effective Tuesday, according to a announcement from the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Omicron's wildfire-like surge through Denver has skyrocketed positivity and case rates to their highest levels of the pandemic, and officials warned Tuesday that hospital capacity in the city is "razor thin."
A former top Washington, D.C., health official will become Colorado's new behavioral health commissioner, Gov. Jared Polis announced Tuesday morning.
Colorado gubernatorial candidate Heidi Ganahl has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be sidelined from campaign events this week, a campaign spokeswoman told Colorado Politics Monday morning.
It’s not like teachers had it made before the pandemic. We saw them marching around the Capitol in 2018, then some of them booed the governor, John Hickenlooper, while he tried to support them in a lunchtime speech.
In a statement on the messaging app Telegram, Greene blasted Twitter's move as un-American.
Nick Muerdter never set out to be a hero. He did what he always does with a warm heart for others. He took a complex problem and delivered a simple solution, which gave older Coloradans one less thing to worry about when trying to find a life-saving vaccination.
The Summit County Public Health Department reinstated its public health order Wednesday, mandating face masks in indoor areas amid a massive COVID-19 surge in the county.
Nearly every recent case of COVID-19 in Colorado has been caused by the new omicron variant, data indicates, and the state is bracing for its largest testing demand since the pandemic began.
Denver has extended its indoor mask order, the city announced Tuesday morning, as omicron surges through the metro area and the state.
WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said the nation should consider a vaccination mandate for domestic air travel, signaling a potential embrace of an idea the Biden administration has previously eschewed, as COVID-19 cases spike.
COVID-19 infections in Colorado spiked in the days around Christmas, with the biggest single-day new cases reported since the beginning of the global coronavirus pandemic: than 10,000, signaling again the rapidly spreading nature of the most recent omicron variant of the virus.
Around the beginning of September, Colorado COVID-19 deaths began to climb steadily, from around 40 deaths each week, through the fall and into the winter, to now around 260 each week.
As is political tradition, Colorado's U.S. senators, Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, are saluting federal money headed to their home state.
Nearly half of all new COVID-19 cases in Colorado have a telltale genetic marker of the omicron variant, a top state health official said Wednesday, the latest sign of the strain's escalating presence here.
In the span of a few weeks, the omicron variant moved into Colorado and now accounts for as many as half of the state's recent COVID-19 cases.
Colorado small business owners want to curb the governor’s emergency powers.
Organizations representing Colorado's construction industry contractors are challenging the City and County of Denver's vaccine mandate for workers who provide services to the city, schools and hospitals.
Eagle County officials instituted an indoor mask order Wednesday as the county, flush with winter tourists, faces a crush of COVID-19 cases likely fueled by the omicron variant.
The rapid rise in COVID-19 positivity over the past week is knocking the flattened performing-arts industry right back to the canvas before it even had a fighting chance to get back on its knees. But the emotional impact might turn out to be even worse than the economic impact, Arvada Center CEO Philip Sneed said today.
Eagle County reported more COVID-19 cases Monday than on any other day during the pandemic, local data shows, and the average number of daily cases confirmed there has tripled in a week.