COVID-19 and what you need to know.

Dolores County Public Health is continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and is in close and regular contact with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Public Health has been planning for and practicing response for situations like this for years. There are plans, partnerships, and resources in place to support the community and are working in close coordination with our regional public health partners, hospitals, and health care community.

Status Updates

Gov. Polis Extends Emergency Disaster Declaration

DENVER – Gov. Polis signed an Executive Order today extending the disaster emergency declaration for COVID-19 for an additional 30 days. 

The disaster declaration allows Colorado to access additional resources, temporarily waives procurement statutes for purchases related to COVID-19, and authorizes the implementation of the State’s Crisis Standards of Care plan (CSC Plan). 

The CSC Plan was recommended by the Governor’s Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee on April 5, 2020, and  verbally adopted by the Governor. Read more about the Crisis Standards of Care here.

Read the Executive Order here. 

The Governor also signed an Executive Order extending deadlines for state severance taxes. This is a one-time extension from April 15, 2020 until May 15, 2020. Read the Executive Order here. 

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