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City Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness Update

Currently, the Denver Department of Public Health & Environment is coordinating with other local public health agencies, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE), and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) to ensure accurate information is provided to the public, healthcare and other service providers, Denver International Airport staff, and regulated industries. We are relying on plans already in place for identifying, responding to, and isolating possible Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within Denver to reduce our risk of a local outbreak.

Learn more about local preparation, coordination, and resources for the most current information.

Interim guidance for child care programs and schools

Interim guidance for businesses and employers, including restaurants

The Public Health Investigations division offers unique opportunities for citizens, students, or anyone interested in a career with a public health enforcement agency to accompany an investigator during their duties to learn more about the division's mission. Those interested in participating in a ride along must submit a brief application to the division for consideration and will be contacted if the application is approved.

The division conducts inspections and complaint investigations in many different programs such as Food Safety, Swimming Pools, Body Art, and Noise. Within the application you can indicate what type of inspection you would like to observe and we will do our best to accommodate your request. Please be advised that applicants interested in accompanying an Investigator during an inspection of a child care facility will need to provide the division with appropriate background checks at their expense prior to being approved.

To be considered to accompany an investigator on a ride along, please complete the application below.

Contact the Public Health Inspections Division

101 W Colfax Ave., 8th Floor 
Denver, CO 80202 
Fax: 720-865-5534

Need to file a complaint?

Complaints can be filed with the Public Health Investigations Division for issues related to :

  • Food Safety & Regulated Food Facilities
  • Foodborne Illness (Submit Online)
  • Residential Housing
  • Body Art
  • Swimming Pools
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Child Care 
  • Noise

An investigator will follow up with you to let you know the outcome of the investigation.

Please note that most complaints, as well as other inspection records and reports we generate, are considered public records.

To report child abuse or neglect:

Please call 720-944-3000 to be connected to the statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. 


Media Relations

Ann Cecchine-Williams
Interim Communications Director

Tammy Vigil
Manager of Media Relations


Department of Public Health and Environment

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