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Information About COVID-19

Get the latest information about the novel coronavirus COVID-19 at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). CDPHE is the official source of information about the virus in Colorado.

Get the latest guidance to frequently asked questions on state employee leave, tracking and reporting expenses related to COVID-19, FEMA Guidance and other employee questions on the COVID-19 Personnel and Procurement Guidance page.

Division of Human Resources Emergency Rulemaking

The general purpose of this emergency rulemaking is to modify Chapters 3 and 5 of the Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures to bridge the time gap between the start of FY 2020 - 21 (July 1, 2020) and the effective date of permanent rulemaking 2020-00257 (August 1, 2020) regarding rules promulgated to address state government's activity related to the COVID-19 response, and to address changes to the calculation of leave use related to the state's new short term disability contract. 

Public Service Recognition Week

DENVER - May 6, 2020 - Happy Public Service Recognition Week! We are proud of our state workforce, who provide invaluable services to help make Colorado run. Thank you for your service to the State of Colorado! When it is safe to do so, the State will formally recognize state employees in the event that is usually scheduled for this week. 

OAC Remains Open - Telephone Hearings, COVID-19 Update

DENVER - Mar. 24, 2020 - The OAC remains open and continues to conduct workers’ compensation hearings. 

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic state of emergency and Mayor Hancock's order concerning the City and County of Denver, all workers' compensation hearings scheduled to be held in person at the Office of Administrative Courts (Denver, Colorado Springs, and Grand Junction) shall be conducted solely by telephone, beginning on March 25, 2020 and for the near future.  

State Capitol Closed to Public Indefinitely

DENVER - March 18, 2020 - The Colorado state capitol will be closed to the public indefinitely.

In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines from the Colorado Department of Public Health &, Environment and the Center for Disease Control, the capitol building will remain closed to the public until further notice.Staff and members of the media will continue to be allowed in the building at this time.

State Government Travel Guidance

Date: 3/16/2020

For agencies under the purview of the Governor the following applies. We encourage others to adopt similar measures. As we continue to tackle the challenges of limiting the spread of the COVID-19 virus it is important that State government lead by example and do everything it can to maximize the effects of social distancing in its day-to-day operations.

  1. State government employee travel for all agencies has been limited effective immediately due to the current COVID-19 virus efforts.