Colorado Public Radio: Throughout the pandemic, the state and county health departments across Colorado have been at the forefront of crafting and implementing an unending string of health orders — controversial restrictions on everything from restaurant closures to mask mandates. Now, a year in, officials say their nerves are frayed and they’re exhausted.
And to make their situation worse, many have been targeted by members of the public unhappy with their policies.
In response, state lawmakers have advanced a measure to protect the personal information of public health workers from public exposure. The bill would give them the ability to remove their personal information, like their name, image, email and physical address from public records. Disclosing that information in a way that exposes those workers to threats and danger would be a misdemeanor.
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