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Judge temporarily blocks Douglas County mask-rule exemption

A federal judge temporarily halted Douglas County’s public health order, which allowed people to opt out of mask mandates and restricted quarantines, during an Oct. 26 ruling. U.S. District … more

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

Election 2021: Douglas County Voters Guide

Welcome to the Colorado Community Media Election 2021 Voters Guide for Douglas County. Below, you can find links to candidate questionnaires for the races that matter to you. Also check back here for … more

Highlands Ranch woman arrested on suspicion of killing infant

Following a 12-month investigation, Douglas County sheriff's deputies have arrested 20-year-old Peyton Green on suspicion of murder in the death of her newborn baby in September 2020. more

Douglas County schools stay with COVID mask rule, even with a health-agency order no longer in effect

The Douglas County School District is still requiring masks, a spokeswoman confirmed, after a public health order mandating them inside schools and child-care centers dissolved in Douglas County.  more

Douglas County to continue receiving all services from Tri-County Health

Douglas County will continue to receive all services from Tri-County Health Department until at least the end of 2022 after the two entities came to an agreement. more

Douglas County leaders grapple with raucous meetings

Several security guards and uniformed officers positioned themselves between the audience at an Aug. 24 meeting of the Douglas County School Board and the board's seats at the dais.  Confusion … 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

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

How Colorado state law will help shape Douglas County’s new health agency

As Douglas County proceeds with breaking away from the Tri-County Health Department and building its own public health agency, the next major step for the agency will be selecting a public health … 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

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

Douglas County appoints interim board of health member

Hours before Tri-County Health Department was set to “reconsider” its school mask mandate and the option for … 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

1st, 6th-grade classes switch to remote at STEM School Highlands Ranch amid COVID outbreak

First and sixth grades at STEM School Highlands Ranch have been moved to remote learning after a confirmed COVID outbreak. Nicole Bostel, the charter school’s director of communications, … more

Douglas County schools stick with student mask rule

The Douglas County School District is not backing down from its newly announced rule requiring students through sixth grade to wear face masks indoors as a COVID-19 safety measure. more

Douglas County commissioners vote to opt out of Tri-County student mask mandate

Following a nearly four-hour long meeting including dozens of public speakers, Douglas County officially opted out of the latest public health order from Tri-County Health Department after the … more
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