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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

Federal court sides with Cherry Creek school board candidate in mask lawsuit

Unconvinced by Cherry Creek School District's interpretation of what is necessary for an exemption from Tri-County Health's school mask mandate, a federal court allowed a Cherry Creek school board … 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

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

Cherry Creek district adding 2 health centers at schools

The Cherry Creek School District recently kicked off building two school-based health centers that are slated to open to district students and families in January, according to a news release. The … 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

Arapahoe County warns Douglas County of legal action over Tri-County Health exit process

Arapahoe County has warned it is considering legal action against Douglas County over its decision to quickly leave Tri-County Health Department and form its own health agency. more

Douglas County agrees on board appointees for separate county health department

The Douglas County commissioners have agreed to appoint five members — including two of themselves — as the board of health for their new public health department. more

Some parents ask Arapahoe to break from Tri-County Health Department

In emotional tones, parents pleaded with Arapahoe County's elected leaders to act to oppose the local public health agency's mask requirement for students, with some speakers asking the county to … more

Arapahoe, Adams may leave Tri-County Health Department after Douglas split

Following the announcement by Douglas County that it plans to form its own health department soon, Arapahoe County confirmed that Arapahoe and Adams counties had also been contemplating splitting … more

Douglas County commissioners vote to form their own public health department

Douglas County commissioners have unanimously voted to form their own health department and board of health, formally splitting from the Tri-County Health Department after 55 years.  more

Most Douglas County commissioners say they plan to expedite process of leaving Tri-County Health

The day after Tri-County Health Department’s Board of Health voted to no longer allow its counties to opt out of public health orders, two of the Douglas County commissioners told Colorado … more

Tri-County Health mandates masks for all students, removes ability for counties to opt out

Undoing decisions by Douglas and Adams counties to opt out of a requirement for masks in schools, the Tri-County Health Department repealed the ability of counties to opt out of its public health … more

PHOTOS: Crowd protests Tri-County Health school mask order in Arapahoe County

A crowd of several dozen protesters cheered in response to honks from passing vehicles while holding up signs that read, “Choice not mandate!" and "I don't co-parent with the government" during … more

Arapahoe, Douglas, Adams counties see school COVID-19 outbreaks

School settings in Douglas, Arapahoe and Adams counties saw 15 confirmed coronavirus outbreaks starting in August, according to the local public health agency that serves those counties. “What we … more
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