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Douglas County Health Department Extends Public Health Order on Migrant Information

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 25, 2024
Douglas County prolongs public health order concerning migrants

In Douglas County, officials have recently extended a public health order that requires entities or individuals sending groups of migrants to the county to provide personal information about the migrants. This includes their country of origin, health screenings, and other details. The order, which was first issued in December, has been put in place in response to the large number of migrants, many from Venezuela, arriving in Denver in recent months.

According to Michael Hill, the Director of the Douglas County Health Department, the board believes that this order is necessary for the preservation of public health, safety and welfare in Douglas County. The Board of Health adopted this order months ago with requirements for any entity sending migrants to the county for shelter. This was seen as a preemptive measure as there was no indication at the time that nearby governments intended to turn to the county for shelter.

While no migrants have been dropped off in Douglas County as of mid-March, elected leaders are preparing to enact an ordinance preventing bus drivers from unloading passengers in unplanned locations. This order will remain in effect until it is rescinded by the county health board.

Meanwhile in Denver, officials have tracked roughly 40,000 migrants with Chicago and New York City being top destinations among those requesting to go where they have friends or family. However many others may initially stay in Denver but later move to other cities or states in search of jobs or cheaper housing. Officials continue to monitor this situation closely and make necessary adjustments as needed for maintaining public safety and health concerns

By Samantha Nguyen

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