LIVE: Gov. Polis gives briefing on COVID-19 at 1 p.m. Oct. 16


    (Governor Jared Polis Facebook)

    Gov. Jared Polis is scheduled to give a live update at 1 p.m. Oct. 16 on Colorado’s COVID-19 response and the state’s plan to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine once it’s received. The news briefing will be conducted from the Governor’s Mansion in Denver.

    Scroll down for a livestream of the COVID-19 briefing, or watch on the governor’s Facebook page.

    During the briefing, Polis will be joined by Jill Ryan, executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment; Dr. Eric France, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s chief medical officer; and Diana Herrero, CDPHE’s Interim Deputy Director, Division of Disease Control and Public Health Response.

    Through Oct. 11, Colorado had 81,918 cases of COVID-19 and 2,029 deaths due to the disease, according to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

    The weekly average of daily reported new cases was 811 for the week ending Oct. 14 — up from the previous week, when the average was 664 new cases per day.

    Watch the governor’s briefing here:

    Governor Polis Provides Update on COVID Response, Discusses Plan for Vaccine Distribution When Available

    Join me for a COVID-19 update. Even with vaccines in the works, this virus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Today we’re talking about the timeline of a COVID-19 vaccine and how it would be distributed in Colorado.

    Posted by Governor Jared Polis on Friday, October 16, 2020