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COVID-19 Contacts

CDPHE Contacts

Please use these public phone numbers to contact the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). They are the primary source of information about coronavirus 2019 in Colorado.

303-389-1687 (local)

877-462-2911 (toll-free)

CDE Contacts

Here are some contacts at the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) that may be helpful to you as you are looking at your emergency plans in light of the evolving coronavirus 2019 / COVID-19 situation:

School Nurse

Sarah Blumenthal

CDE's liaison between CDPHE and school nurses

School Nutrition

Brehan Riley, Director

Works with districts and the USDA on emergency feeding operations

School Finance

Jennifer Okes, Chief Operating Officer

Provides guidance on instructional hours and flexibilities


Dana Smith, Chief Communications Officer

Assists schools and districts with communications

For other questions, please reach out to the CDE Communications Division at