2020 & 2021 COVID-19 Activations


The Denver Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Joint Information Center (JIC) activated in 2020 and again in 2021 to coordinate the City’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first EOC activation from March to June of 2020 supported a range of communitywide needs and ensured Denver’s healthcare and sheltering systems were equipped to address pandemic related demands.  EOC Staff managed needs related to testing supplies, PPE procurement and distribution, public information, and disaster financial management. The second activation from January to April of 2021 addressed the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and focused on public information, supporting community-based vaccine sites and events, and bridging vaccination equity gaps in the community.