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Denver's Contact Tracing
Denver Public Health is working with the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to closely monitor COVID-19 in Denver. Get the latest updates and learn more about the symptoms, complications, transmission, prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

What is Contact Tracing?

Contact tracing, coupled with rigorous testing, can counteract a potential second wave and prevent cases from spiking again. Contact tracing is part of the overall function of case management in public health. There are three main components to case management:

  • Interviews: Trained staff interview people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to determine who they may have been in close contact with during the time they were considered to have been infectious.
  • Contact tracing: Staff then warn these individuals, or contacts, of their potential exposure as quickly and sensitively as possible. In order to protect patient privacy, contacts are only informed that they may have been exposed to an individual with the infection. They are not told the identity of the person who may have exposed them. They are offered resources and support.
  • Contain: People who have had contact with a COVID-19 positive patient are provided with education, information, and support to understand their risk, what they should do to separate themselves from others, how to monitor themselves for illness, and the possibility that they could spread the infection to others even if they themselves do not feel ill. If a contact becomes symptomatic, the local public health department can be contacted to assist them in getting tested. If the contact tests positive for COVID-19, their recent contacts will be traced and informed, too.

The process continues until everyone who has been exposed is isolated from others to reduce virus transmission. It is very important that residents help the health workers by answering the phone. Health workers will not ask any private questions about finances or social security numbers.For more information about contact tracing, visit the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment website.

COVID Testing in Denver

Denver Public Health offers free COVID-19 testing at various community locations in Denver. Testing is offered to anyone regardless of insurance or immigration status, and no appointment or pre-registration required. Visit our testing page for more information, and to find a testing location near you!

Protect yourself and your loved ones; get your flu shot!

Right now you’re working hard to stay healthy, and to protect the health of your family and friends. It’s more important than ever that we all get vaccinated for illnesses like influenza (flu). The flu can be deadly, and vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and those around you. Everyone six months or older should get a flu shot each year. Protecting yourself and your loved ones against the flu this year is important to not overwhelm our health systems that need to be ready to take care of people who are sick in our communities.

It’s SAFE, it WORKS and it’s at NO COST to you.

This year, Denver Public Health is offering several easy, fast and convenient ways you can get your flu shot at no cost to you. Keep your kids healthy, and get them the vaccines they need to protect them against illnesses such as Measles, Flu and Whooping Cough at one of our SAFE vaccination locations in your community. Or call our immunization clinic at 303-602-3520 to book your appointment!

Este año, Denver Public Health ofrece varias maneras fáciles, rápidas y convenientes para que usted obtenga su vacuna contra la gripe sin costo para usted. Mantenga sanos a sus hijos, y vacúnelos contra enfermedades como el sarampión, gripe y la tos convulsa en una de nuestras localidades de vacunación SEGURA en su comunidad. ¡O llame a nuestra clínica de inmunización al 303-602-3520 para reservar su cita!

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