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Douglas County Renews Public Health Order on Migrant Arrivals as Preparations for Ordinance to Bar Bus Drivers from Unloading in Unplanned Locations Continue

BySamantha Jones

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

The Douglas County Health Department has renewed 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 was first issued in December in response to the large number of migrants, many from Venezuela, arriving in Denver in recent months.

Douglas County officials believe the order is necessary for preserving public health, safety, and welfare in the county. The Board of Health adopted the 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 to prevent bus drivers from unloading passengers in unplanned locations. The order will remain in effect until it is rescinded by the county health board.

In Denver, officials have tracked roughly 40,000 migrants, with the city purchasing about 20,000 one-way bus tickets for those looking to go to other cities. Many migrants request to go where they have friends or family, with Chicago and New York City being top destinations. Others may initially stay in Denver but later move to other cities or states in search of jobs or cheaper housing.

By Samantha Jones

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