October 25, 2021

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Colorado postponing decision on changes to hospital vaccine mandate

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State health officials will not ask the Board of Health next week to loosen the mandate requiring all health care workers at licensed facilities to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.

In a letter sent Friday to facilities, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Executive Director Jill Hunsaker Ryan said CDPHE wants to wait until the rules around a federal vaccine mandate are finalized before it suggests changes to the state’s mandate. Ryan said the department wants to “harmonize with the federal rule.”

“We believe this is the most responsible path forward at this time and this pause will allow us to consider the pending federal requirement,” she wrote.

The decision means that the Board of Health may not make any immediate changes to the existing mandate, which…

John Ingold

2021-10-14 04:17:00

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