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Tri-County Health issues new mask mandate for Adams, Arapahoe

Facing the possibility that the current COVID-19 surge could breach Colorado’s hospital capacity, the public health agency for Adams and Arapahoe counties Monday issued a new indoor mask mandate through at least the end of the year. more

Mask mandate for indoor spaces in Jeffco beginning Nov. 24

The Jefferson County Public Health department's board voted 4-1 Monday to pass a new health ordinance to require people ages 3 and older to wear masks when within public indoor spaces as a COVID-19 safety measure.  more

Douglas County contracts with local company for COVID-19 services

Douglas County will now receive some of its COVID-19 services from a company based in Castle Pines after the commissioners approved a $1.5 million contract today. more

Metro Denver health officials urge mask wearing amid COVID surge

With Colorado's number of COVID-19 hospitalizations now higher than it was at the peak of the coronavirus pandemic’s first wave in the state in spring 2020, health officials are again urging residents to wear masks in public. more

Tri-County Health halts COVID-19 services to Douglas County

Tri-County Health Department is no longer providing COVID-19 services in Douglas County as of today, county leaders said. more

End of Tri-County Health Department may not be so certain, leaders say

The formal bonds that hold the public-health partnership among Adams, Arapahoe and Douglas counties together may be loosening, but the complete demise of the Tri-County Health Department, which has served them for decades, may be less certain than it has appeared. more

Tri-County Health plans to hand over COVID-19 services to Douglas County

Officials of Douglas County’s new health department and the Tri-County Health Department are discussing how to transition various COVID-19 services from Tri-County's administration to Dougco after a Tri-County official called a county order on mask wearing and quarantines "greatly concerning." more

Judge temporarily blocks Douglas County mask-rule exemption

A federal judge temporarily halted Douglas County’s public health order, which allowed people to opt out of mask mandates and restricted quarantines, during an Oct. 26 ruling. U.S. District … more

Douglas County School District sues county health department over masks

The Douglas County School District and families of students at high risk of COVID-19 are suing the local health department over a public health order allowing people to opt out of masking. more

Adams County to withdraw from Tri-County Health Department

The Adams County Commissioners will vote to begin the process to end its relationship with the Tri-County Health Department, according to a statement released Oct. 19.  According to the … more

Douglas County schools stay with COVID mask rule, even with a health-agency order no longer in effect

The Douglas County School District is still requiring masks, a spokeswoman confirmed, after a public health order mandating them inside schools and child-care centers dissolved in Douglas County.  more

Colorado students encouraged to enter radon awareness contests

Colorado students are invited to participate in the 2022 National Radon Video and Poster contests. The contests take place annually through a partnership between the Colorado Department of Public … more

Douglas County to continue receiving all services from Tri-County Health

Douglas County will continue to receive all services from Tri-County Health Department until at least the end of 2022 after the two entities came to an agreement. more

Tri-County Health services cover more than COVID

While much emphasis has been put on the COVID-19 work done by the Tri-County Health Department, the agency also provide dozens of unrelated, often unnoticed services that impact the daily lives of … more

Re-8 teacher urges reconsideration of mask use

A Fort Lupton High School teacher urged the Weld Re-8 School District and its board of education to do more to protect students and staff from coronavirus. more

Arapahoe County leaders raise concerns about possible Tri-County exit

Some local leaders in Arapahoe County worry that a decision of whether to break away from Tri-County Health Department on the heels of neighboring Douglas County's moves to exit the agency would be … more

SCL, Intermountain Health announce merger

SCL Health, which runs Platte Valley and Lutheran medical centers, and Utah-based Intermountain Health announced their intent to merge Sept. 16. When complete -- perhaps early next year -- the … more

Douglas County reps level accusations at Tri-County Health

Kevin Bracken, Douglas County's newest representative on the Tri-County Health Department board — a longtime critic of the agency — has asked it to investigate what he alleges was “illegal” … more

It's official: Douglas County appoints members to its new health board 

The Douglas County commissioners during a Sept. 14 meeting formally appointed five board members to their newly-formed health department. Decisions about public health in the county will now be … more

How Colorado state law will help shape Douglas County’s new health agency

As Douglas County proceeds with breaking away from the Tri-County Health Department and building its own public health agency, the next major step for the agency will be selecting a public health … more
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