Activation Request

The COVOST is a resource that can be activated to support your Colorado community during an active incident or during a pre-planned event. If you would like to request activation of the COVOST please read through the COVOST Handbook and complete the Activation Authorization form. An official request will also have to be submitted through WEBEOC. You can view the WEBEOC mission set here.

If you have any questions at all please contact Micki Trost at

Potential COVOST Missions and Services

Services offered by the COVOST are meant to enhance the capabilities and situational awareness of a sponsoring agency not replace them. A potential sponsoring agency should not look the COVOST as a primary resource but rather as a secondary and supplementary program.

The COVOST Manager may choose not to activate or deactivate the COVOST if it is learned that the COVOST is being used to replace existing agency personnel/resources instead of supplementing those personnel and resources.

The following are potential COVOST missions as recorded on the COVOST Activation Authorization Form:

  • Situational Awareness 
  • Emergency Messages 
  • Online Rumors 
  • Media 
  • Key Community themes/members 
  • Multiple Platforms 
  • Amplify 
  • Same platform amplification 
  • Cross platform amplification 
  • Archive 
  • Agency official post archive 
  • Community posts archive 
  • Media posts archive