Each day, you will receive a COVID-19 update, focused on what you need to know, what you need to do, and what you need to share. Please print this out to share as a Huddle Sheet with your team.

TODAY’S COVID-19 INFORMATION
NEW:
Epidemiology Data and Notes

NEW: Denver Health Staff Vaccination Numbers

NEW: PPE Inventory Update

NEW: PPE Quality and Quantity Feedback

REMINDER: MyChart Vaccine Location Update

REMINDER: COVID-19 Vaccine Information/FAQ’s for Staff and Patients

REMINDER: Updates Regarding 2nd Vaccine Dose Timing, Appointment Availability and Rescheduling

What You Need to Know

As of 6:30 a.m. today, Denver Health had 37 inpatient COVID-19 cases (-1 from yesterday).

For more information, please visit the Denver Public Health COVID-19 Data Summary (please use Edge or Chrome). The website is updated daily and contains data on cases, hospitalization, deaths, testing and symptom monitoring.

NEW: Denver Health Staff Vaccination Numbers

These vaccination numbers were updated at 4 pm Jan. 6.

  • 3,871 employees and residents have received their first dose of vaccine.
  • 3,277 employees and residents have scheduled their second dose of vaccine.
  • 1,286 employees and residents are on the upcoming schedules for first doses.
  • 1,590 employees and residents have active MyChart accounts and have scheduling tickets, but have not scheduled a first dose yet.
  • 443 employees and residents have not activated their MyChart accounts yet.

NEW: PPE Inventory Update

Core Covid PPE inventory levels continue to hold steady given the uptick in inpatient cases last week. We have received additional safety stock in both our Gloves and N95 categories and are actively sourcing Disposable Isolation Gowns. From the inventory standpoint, perhaps most importantly, we have, on average, over 6000 reusable isolation gowns onsite on any given day. Looking into the future, we will be moving to a different make and model of face shields on offer at the screening tables.

NEW: PPE Quality and Quantity Feedback

As we have seen throughout our Covid response, the marketplace has been interrupted and depleted which has led to the use of substitutes for common products. All substitute items, PPE included, undergoes review before being introduced for staff use. ICC_Logistics would ask, if you or your department have any questions or concerns about the quality or quantity of your PPE, please, reach out to ICC_Logistics@dhha.org. If you are reporting an issue please look to capture Lot #’s from packaging, and save any defects. We want your input—early and often. And know this—on a daily basis, the Logistics team is actively pursuing high quality, high value substitutes to keep us well stocked and stable for whatever may come next. We rely on our clinical staff to provide feedback—good, bad, or otherwise.

REMINDER: MyChart Vaccine Location Update

MyChart is updating the location options for scheduling vaccines to indicate that Pavilion C is for Denver Health staff only. Please note, this includes all Denver Health workers, residents, contractors, volunteers, etc. All Denver Health patients should be directed to one of the ACS locations to schedule their vaccine.

REMINDER: COVID-19 Vaccine Information/FAQ’s for Staff and Patients

Frequently updated FAQs on safety, efficacy and roll out of vaccines both to staff and to patients can always be found at the bottom of each huddle sheet. These can be shared internally and to patients who have questions.

Staff have received several questions regarding breastfeeding mothers/pregnant women and vaccine safety. Please look to the FAQs for answers to these questions.

FACT SHEET: COVID-19 VACCINE SAFETY and EFFICACY FOR STAFF AND PATIENTS (Updated 12/30)

FACT SHEET: COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION FOR STAFF (Updated 1/4)

FAQ: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR DENVER HEALTH STAFF (Updated 12/31)

FAQ: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR PATIENTS (Updated 1/4)

What You Need to Share

REMINDER: Updates Regarding 2nd Vaccine Dose Timing, Appointment Availability and how to Reschedule if Needed

The mRNA COVID vaccines require two doses. It is currently recommended to receive the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine about 21 days after the first, or within a window of 17 – 25 days (previous recommendation was 17 – 21 days). However, if your schedule or appointment availability do not fit that timeframe, please schedule the second dose after 25 days (or as near to that as possible). There is no evidence that receipt of the vaccine after 25 days will reduce its effectiveness.

Similarly, for the Moderna vaccine, it is currently recommended to receive the second dose of vaccine about 28 days after the first, or within a window of 24 – 32 days. If needed, you could get the second dose after day 32. While the timeframe is important, it is most critical to receive the second dose to get the best protection possible.

Also, more appointment slots have been added for the weeks of January 4th and January 11th to accommodate the need for second doses. If you have not already done so, please schedule your second dose via your MyChart account (MyChart.DenverHealth.org). If you were previously unable to schedule your second dose within the recommended 17 – 25 day window, instructions on how to reschedule your appointment can be found here. We have also attached the instructions to this Huddle Sheet for you to print out, post or share with your staff.

Helpful Links:

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment – Vaccine for Coloradans

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Coronavirus Information

Denver Department of Public Health and Environment Coronavirus Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Information

Denver Public Health Website

Denver Health Visitor Policy

Please email COVID-19@dhha.org with any questions.

Denver Health COVID-19 Resources:

COVID-19 Staff Resources section on our website

Staff Screening and Testing FAQ

Coronavirus Share Point site

Denver Health COVID-19 Help Center which allows you to search for documents and resources

RISE Subsite – please note the new hours: 10:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., 7 days a week

RISE Virtual Group Support Registration

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

FACT SHEET: COVID-19 VACCINE SAFETY and EFFICACY FOR STAFF AND PATIENTS (Updated 12/30)

FACT SHEET: COVID-19 VACCINE DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION FOR STAFF (Updated 1/4)

FAQ: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR DENVER HEALTH STAFF (Updated 12/31)

FAQ: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR PATIENTS (Updated 1/4)

COVID-19 Vaccine Information on your Cell Phone – Just scan the QR code with your phone’s camera!

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