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: Ordering COVID Vaccine for Vaccine-Eligible Patients
NEW: Thursday’s COVID Vaccine Clinic in Pav C Canceled – Please Reschedule
NEW: All Staff Please Complete COVID Vaccine Clinic Staffing Survey
NEW: New Registration Process for Staff to Sign Up for COVID Vaccine
REMINDER: Additional RISE sessions
What You Need to Know
As of 8 a.m. today, Denver Health had 23 inpatient COVID-19 cases (+1 vs yesterday).
For more information, visit the Denver Public Health COVID-19 Data Summary (use Edge or Chrome). The website is updated daily and contains data on cases, hospitalization, deaths, testing and symptoms.
NEW: Denver Health Staff Vaccination Numbers
These vaccination numbers were updated at 3 p.m. today.
5,591 employees and residents have received their first dose of vaccine.
3,076 employees and residents have received their second dose of vaccine.
1,143 employees and residents have active MyChart accounts and scheduling tickets, but have not scheduled a first dose yet.
384 employees and residents have not activated their MyChart accounts yet. (Note: Yesterday’s numbers did not include residents due to an editing error.)
NEW: Providers Now Have Ability to Order a COVID-19 Vaccine for Vaccine-Eligible Patients
In accordance with current State guidance, Denver Health continues to vaccinate healthcare workers, public safety partners, and those who are 70 years and older. Any patient who is at least 70 years old and has been seen in the Denver Health system within the last 3 years is automatically able to schedule a vaccine appointment; an order is not required for this age group.
As of today, outpatient, ED/urgent care, and inpatient providers have the ability to order a COVD-19 vaccine for patients who are not in the 70 and older group but who meet current State eligibility criteria (e.g., a patient who is a healthcare worker at another facility). At this time, orders are not appropriate for those who are below the dotted line in Phase 1B or in phase 2 or 3. Placing an order allows the patient to schedule into an existing DH COVID-19 vaccine clinic or allows the appointment center or DH staff to assist with scheduling the patient into one of these clinics. At this point, vaccine ordered by a provider cannot be administered at an outpatient appointment, ED/urgent care visit, or inpatient stay, although we are working towards this for a future state. The order number for the first dose of the vaccine is IMM209 (see screenshot).
NEW: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic in Pav C Canceled for Thursday (1/21) – Please Reschedule
The COVID vaccination clinic for Thursday January 21st will be canceled. Those who are signed up to receive their shot that day may reschedule by:
1. Canceling their appointment in MyChart, and rescheduling from available appointment times.
2. Calling the Denver Health Appointment Center at 303-436-4949 for assistance in rescheduling.
Currently for this week there are appointments remaining on Friday 1/22 and Saturday 1/23. Appointments are also available next week.
NEW: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Staffing Survey – Please Complete by Jan. 26
In order to increase our capacity to provide vaccinations to our employees, patients and community members, we are calling on staff and leaders to assist in Vaccine Clinic shift coverage. We are in the process of creating a Labor Pool for Vaccine Administration. We need clinical and non-clinical members to ensure full coverage. The Vaccine Clinics staffing role survey will assist us in knowing how many leaders and staff can support the Vaccine Clinics in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.
All staff should complete the employee survey by January 26.
NEW: New Registration Process for Staff to Sign Up for COVID-19 Vaccine
Denver Health staff members are required to have MyChart accounts to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination. To streamline the process, on January 20th invitation codes were sent to all employees who have not yet scheduled a vaccine appointment. Filling out the vaccine pre-registration form is no longer a required step in the process.
To schedule your vaccination, first create a MyChart account if you don't already have one. Log in to MyChart and click on "Schedule an Appointment." Then click on "COVID-19 Vaccine." If asked to enter an invitation code, enter the personal code that was sent via email on January 20th.
To create a MyChart account, go to MyChart.DenverHealth.org or download the MyChart app on your cell phone. For help setting up your MyChart account or logging in, call 303-602-4380 (ext. 2-4380) Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Do not call the Help Desk, as they will be unable to assist with MyChart.
REMINDER: RISE Group Support for Social Unrest
During a time when we may feel the instability and insecurity of our nation, RISE can provide an emotionally safe space to discuss the ways in which we are impacted. All Denver Health personnel are welcome and group content is confidential. Please register in advance. Alternatively, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to be registered.
Reminder: Jan 21, 2021 12:00 PM - Register in advance for this meeting
RISE Group Support sessions are free, strictly confidential and facilitated by RISE peer responders who are trained to provide emotional support and psychological first aid. Click here to register
Please email COVIDemail@example.com with any questions.
Denver Health COVID-19 Resources:
COVID-19 Staff Resources section on our website
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
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
FACT SHEET: COVID-19 VACCINE SAFETY and EFFICACY FOR STAFF AND PATIENTS (12/30)
FAQ: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR DENVER HEALTH STAFF (Updated 12/31)
FAQ: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR PATIENTS (Updated 1/4)