FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, April 20, 2020
CONTACT: Brandi Simmons | brandi.simmons@state.co.us  


myColoradoTM App Connects Residents to COVID-19 Resources 
and State Benefits from Home 

DENVER — The State of Colorado announced additional enhancements to the myColoradoTM mobile app to help Coloradans stay current on COVID-19 information and access food, cash, medical, and early childhood assistance on the Colorado PEAK® website. Other new features include the ability to display vehicle registrations in the app and chat with myColorado support staff. Download myColorado from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

“The pandemic has brought uncertainty and changes to Coloradans and their families,” said OIT Chief Information Officer and Executive Director Theresa Szczurek, Ph.D. “All Coloradans can view COVID-19 information in one place and residents who are facing hardship can use the myColorado mobile app to access benefits on Colorado PEAK.”

A new menu of COVID-19 helpful links to state and national resources is now available on the myColorado home screen, and can be accessed without logging in or creating an account. Among the many COVID-19 resources in the latest release are access to the School Free Lunch Sites Map, United Way 2-1-1, Do You Have Symptoms?, Colorado Mask Project, and Help Colorado Now. Coloradans can also sign up to receive helpful COVID-19 text and email alerts within the myColorado app.

On October 30, 2019, Governor Polis announced the Colorado Digital IDTM, which is available to all Coloradans with a current driver license or state ID. Now vehicle owners can set up and access vehicle registration receipts in the app Wallet, along with their Digital ID. The state will continue to add services and features to enhance Colorado’s digital government experience and send helpful push notifications with important COVID-19 information.

Lastly, the new myColorado chat function makes it easy for Coloradans to get real-time support for any app-related questions such as how to set up an account. The myColorado support team is available to chat Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST.

Residents are encouraged to download myColorado via the Apple App Store or Google Play and take advantage of the state’s many online services from the comfort of their home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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About myColorado and the Colorado Digital ID™

myColorado™ is the State of Colorado’s official mobile app™, providing secure and convenient access to state services anytime, anywhere. One of the app’s signature features, Colorado Digital ID™, enables you to create an electronic version of your Colorado driver license or state identification (ID) card. The Digital ID can be displayed on your smartphone for proof of identification, age, and address within Colorado. Now more important than ever given the COVID-19 crisis, Coloradans can easily access state public health and human services. More than 40,000 Coloradans have downloaded the app.

The Colorado Digital ID will evolve over time as national standards are adopted, allowing for interstate usage and compliance with federal REAL ID requirements. Digital ID is just the first step toward making secure digital data-sharing available to Coloradans.

The myColorado app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Visit myColorado.state.co.us to learn more. Businesses can also sign up for materials and training on the site.

myColorado is a collaborative project between the Governor’s Office, Office of Information Technology (OIT), Department of Revenue (DOR), Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and Colorado Department of Public Safety.

Sample Social Media Posts

Access helpful #COVID19Colorado resources from the @myColoradogov mobile app. Download today! #DoingMyPartCO #myColorado #StayAtHome myColorado.state.co.us

Easily find the Colorado PEAK® website from the @myColoradogov mobile app and access benefits that may help you and your family. #DoingMyPartCO #myColorado #StayAtHome myColorado.state.co.us

Let’s chat! The myColorado mobile app now includes real-time chat to answer questions and troubleshoot technical issues. Download today! #myColorado #ColoradoDigitalID myColorado.state.co.us

myColorado, Colorado Digital ID, State of Colorado’s official mobile app, and the myColorado logo are trademarks of the State of Colorado. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.