Seven COVID-19 positive patients are hospitalized at Denver Health. Six are on inpatient floors and one is in the Intensive Care Unit. As of 10:15 a.m. today, Denver Health has administered 224,837 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 information for Denver County can be found by visiting Denver Public Health COVID-19 data.
Capacity Restrictions Removed for Outpatient Waiting Rooms
As of August 1, all restrictions to visitor and waiting room capacity in Denver Health outpatient settings will revert to “pre-pandemic” restrictions and policies. Please remove any tape, signage or barriers that prevent the standard use of waiting areas or promote visitor restrictions above and beyond the standard policy. Current screening and face covering requirements continue to be in place and those signs need to remain posted. Restrictions may be reimplemented in reference to county and state public health orders.
Patients Presenting with Symptoms at Outpatient Clinics
All outpatient clinic patients will be screened for infectious diseases upon arrival at the entrance screening station for general COVID-19 symptoms and at the clinic check-in desk with the standard communicable disease questionnaire. If a patient has a positive screening, the clinic will follow its standard practice for receiving patients with potentially infectious diseases, including follow-up and/or notification of Infection Prevention when required at extension 2-BUGZ (2-2849).
COVID-19 Testing at Hospital Admission and for Inpatients
There has been some confusion regarding COVID-19 testing at hospital admission and for inpatients. Testing is indicated for any patient who has not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, vaccinated patients with symptoms of COVID-19 and for inpatients who develop symptoms of COVID-19. Please refer to this algorithm to determine when COVID testing is required for inpatients.