The federal government declared a public health emergency as the ramifications of COVID-19 first began to set in more than three years ago.
That formal declaration expires Thursday.
For many Coloradans, the sunsetting of the public health emergency won’t have a ton of tangible effects. But the end of the emergency order will leave some of Colorado’s most vulnerable even more at risk. Here’s how access to vaccines, testing and other COVID-19 measures will be affected by the emergency declaration’s expiration.
Vaccines and other treatments won’t be immediately affected, but that could change
All Coloradans, regardless of insurance status, should have some form of access to COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, even after the emergency expires.