On Thursday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis issued an Executive Order declaring a state of disaster emergency due to the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in Colorado, enabling State agencies to coordinate for mitigation of disease spread, response, consequence management, and recovery efforts.
HPAI was first detected in wild birds in Colorado on March 24, 2022. The disease was detected in domestic poultry on April 8, 2022. As of September 21, 2022, HPAI has been confirmed in 17 Colorado counties, with cases occurring in wild, domestic, and commercial flocks.
Read the executive order HERE