TODAY’S COVID-19 INFORMATION

Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021

NEW: Epidemiology Data and Notes

REMINDER: COVID-19 Screeners ending December 4

NEW: RISE Special Sessions for Grief and Loss

NEW: Central Supply Update

What You Need to Know

NEW: Epidemiology Data and Notes

As of 6:30 AM Denver Health has 35 COVID-19 Patients, 28 are on the Floor, 7 in the ICU, 4 on a ventilator.

REMINDER: COVID- 19 Screeners ending December 4

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has issued clarification for hospitals and clinics regarding the need for COVID-19 symptom screening at entrances. Instead of requiring staff to take temperature and ask about symptoms, the guidance allows screening to be accomplished through posting appropriate signage requiring those who enter to do the following:

· Patients – must notify a member of Denver Health staff on arrival at any of our locations if they have any COVID-19 symptoms.

· Visitors – are not permitted to enter any Denver Health location if they have any COVID-19 symptoms.

· Employees – Please fill out the RedCap Survey.

Effective Saturday, December 4, we will no longer have staff performing symptom screening. Instead, Denver health will post a visitor coordinator at the entrances of Pavilions A and C to ensure we’re adhering to the current tier of our visitor guideline policy.

All other COVID-19 guidelines regarding face masks, social distancing, and reporting symptoms are still in place and must be followed in all areas of the organization. We ask all Denver Health employees help ensure compliance with this policy.

Signage in Spanish and English has been posted at the entrances of Denver Health facilities, informing patients and visitors of the new procedures.

NEW: RISE Group Support: Grief and Loss

Across the last 21 months, many of us have been navigating various forms of loss, including, but not limited to the death of loved ones and colleagues, disrupted rituals, the “normalcy” of the rhythm of our lives, dreams and expectations, safety and security, and connection to family and friends.

  • Thursday, December 16, 2021 12:00 PM

Register in advance for this meeting: Grief & Loss 12/16

  • Thursday, December 23, 2021 12:00 PM

Register in advance for this meeting: Grief & Loss 12/23

  • Thursday, December 30, 2021 12:00 PM

Register in advance for this meeting: Grief & Loss 12/30

Please note: On Thursday, 12/9, the RISE Up Staff Support Center will be closed for RISE Responder training. As always, Denver Health personnel may use the 24/7 RISE Line for confidential emotional support at 303-436-7473 (RISE).

NEW: Central Supply Update

If you would like to check on the availability of supplies, please click the link below to see the latest dashboard from Central Supply. The data will be updated each afternoon, Monday to Friday, after orders arrive. Central Supply Dashboard

Denver Health Employee RedCap Survey Link

Denver Health COVID-19 Resources:

Quarantine Instructions for Vaccine-exempt Employees

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs for Staff

Denver Health Staff Masking Policy FAQ

Denver Health Pediatric Vaccination One-Pager

Denver Health Pediatric YouTube Video

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