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D23EE1773BC48CEF8725873D00734485 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For UPDATE ON COVID-19 RESPONSE

JOINT COMMITTEE COMMITTEE ON JOINT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL & JBC
Date Aug 26, 2021      
Location Old State Library



Update on COVID-19 Response - Committee Discussion Only


03:07:48 PM  
Jill Ryan, Executive
Director, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE),
presented regarding COVID-19 vaccination rates and updated CDPHE public
health orders.  Dr. Rachel Herlihy, State Epidemiologist, provided
data on national and state COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and death
rates.  She discussed COVID-19 variants.
03:13:57 PM  
Scott Bookman, CDPHE,
updated the committee on hospital capacity, intensive care unit (ICU) beds,
and COVID-19 testing in schools.  Tara Trujillo, COVID-19 Vaccine
Campaign Manager, described vaccination rates, mobile vaccination units,
and vaccine incentives.  Dr. Eric France, Chief Medical Officer, CDPHE,
discussed vaccine booster shots and vaccination mandates in health care
facilities.
03:27:29 PM  
The presenters responded
to committee questions regarding a college scholarship program, vaccine
mandates for certain state employees, and ICU bed capacity.  






COVID-19 Resources
NORTH ENTRANCE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  TO ENTER THE CAPITOL, USE THE SOUTH ENTRANCE, UNDER THE STAIRS, AT 14th AVENUE AND SHERMAN STREET.