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Polis' State of the State conveys hope for a public option

| Feb 17, 2021 | Colorado

In his 2021 State of the State Address on Wednesday, Gov. Jared Polis announced that both chambers of the Legislature are prepared to pass a public option bill, indicating the legislation has a clear path to the governor’s desk. Polis has consistently voiced his support for a state public option...[ Read More ]

Coloradans 65 and older will soon have vaccine access

| Jan 29, 2021 | Colorado

Beginning Feb. 8, Gov. Jared Polis is moving Colorado into its 1B-2 Phase, which allows individuals 65 and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Colorado is among the states with the highest amount of vaccinations given, having administered 521,879 doses as of Friday. It has administered 64% of what it...[ Read More ]

Polis makes several health-related appointments

| Jan 21, 2021 | Colorado

Governor Jared Polis released a slew of new boards and commissions appointments for Colorado on Wednesday, including new appointees to the Broadband Deployment Board, the Governor’s Emergency Epidemic Response Committee, the State Board of Human Services, the State Housing Board and the State Interagency Coordinating Council.     Polis appointed...[ Read More ]

Colorado could be doing more for vaccine equity, according to the Center for Health Progress

| Jan 20, 2021 | Colorado

Despite the encouragement the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) sent to providers in a letter on Sunday, the state still has considerable work to do to ensure its vaccine distribution process is equitable, according to Dana Kennedy at the Center for Health Progress.     The...[ Read More ]

Polis is working to administer every available vaccine dose, despite supply constraints

| Jan 19, 2021 | Colorado

Colorado estimates one out of every 105 of its residents has COVID-19, Gov. Jared Polis said in a COVID-19 update on Denver 7 News. Polis repeatedly stressed the constraining effects of vaccine supply uncertainties, saying the state’s proactive distribution is limited by its weekly supply from the federal government. Over...[ Read More ]

Gov. Polis, CDPHE Director Hunsaker Ryan Urge CDC to Provide Funding to Help Quickly Administer Vaccines in Hard to Reach Communities

| Jan 7, 2021 | Colorado

Governor Jared Polis and Jill Hunsaker Ryan Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) sent a letter to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Robert R. Redfield urging the CDC to allocate a portion of the funds designated in the CARES Act...[ Read More ]