The Latest Guidance and Information:
Situation summary from CDC
Rolling updates on coronavirus (World Health Organization)
Children age 5 and under are now eligible to get a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine
June 22, 2022
Children age 5 and under are now eligible to get a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Learn more about where you can get a safe and effective vaccine for your child here!
On June 18, the CDC announced its recommendation that children age 6 months and older should get a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. The decision was made after analyzing substantial data from clinical trials involving thousands of children, confirming the vaccine's safety and effectiveness for children in this age group. The CDC also advises that children age 5 and older who receive the Pfizer vaccine should get a booster at least 5 months after their second shot. As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country and summer travel begins, getting vaccinated is our best line of defense to protect all people, including children age 6 months and older, from getting severely ill with COVID-19.
For more information about children and vaccines, please visit the Public Health Communication Collaborative website!
Delta Variant and K-12 School Testing
October 27, 2021
Click here to access the video "COVID-19 Testing for In-Person K-12 Learning.
VOCs and Impact on Kids (Blog)
Infection Rates in School (Blog)
ReadyCheckGo FAQs for Families - English (PDF)
ReadyCheckGo FAQs for Families - Spanish (PDF)
CPHA Supports WHO
The Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA) stands in unison with the American Public Health Association (APHA) in opposing the Trump administration’s decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). These funds provide valuable resources to offer aid in fighting COVID-19, for which the benefits are global reaching. Click here to read the press release from APHA in support of WHO.
Public Health: United to Combat COVID-19
Governor Jared Polis Issues Statewide Stay At Home Order:
The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment has the following resources on the CDPHE website:
Colorado COVID-19 Daily Fast Facts
Public Health Recommendations for Protect Our Communities from COVID-19
COVID-19 Resources for Local Public Health Agencies and Healthcare Providers
Information on COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 Facts for Coloradans (English)
COVID-19 Facts for Coloradans (Spanish)
American Public Health Association (APHA) resources can also be found on the APHA website:
2019 novel coronavirus: Get the facts (Get Ready fact sheet) — great to share
Coronavirus: How to protect yourself from COVID-19 (Get Ready tips and resources to share with your friends, family and community)
Open, science-based communication key to mitigating harms of COVID-19 (APHA news release)
Public Health Newswire post series and public health headlines
Letter to Congressional leaders urging adequate funding for the government's COVID-19 public health emergency response
"Coronavirus poses new test for strained public health system" (Georges Benjamin in The Hill)
US readiness for COVID-19 (AJPH editorial)
What you need to know about the 2019 novel coronavirus (Get Ready blog post