TODAY’S COVID-19 INFORMATION
NEW: Epidemiology Data and Notes
NEW: Denver Health Vaccination Numbers
REMINDER: Updated Visitor Guidelines
REMINDER: Vaccine Shipment Delays Impact Some Patient Appointments
REMINDER: Surge Plan Update
REMINDER: Cyber Threats
What You Need to Know
As of 6:30 a.m. today, Denver Health had 13 inpatient COVID-19 cases (+1 from 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 Vaccination Numbers
Staff vaccination numbers were updated at 4 p.m. today.
6,604* employees (+ affiliated staff/contractors) and residents/students have received their first dose of vaccine.
6,061* employees (+ affiliated staff/contractors) and residents/students have received their second dose of vaccine.
* Due to a labeling error, additional numbers were attributed to employee data. The numbers were updated as of today.
In total, Denver Health has administered 47,175 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to staff, patients and members of the public who are eligible according to State guidelines.
REMINDER: Updated DH Visitor Guidelines Effective Today
New visitor guidelines go into effect on Tuesday, February 23. The new guidelines are available on PolicyStat in English and Spanish and you can link directly to them through the Help Center. In addition, there is an FAQ document with answers to many questions. Apologies for the broken links that appeared in the huddle sheet on Monday.
In addition, there is an FAQ document with answers to many questions.
REMINDER: Vaccine Shipment Delays Impact Some Patient Appointments this Week
Some vaccine shipments have been delayed and Denver Health expects to receive less vaccine this week than forecast. Supply chain delays can occur for a variety of reasons, and the ICC Logistics and Operations teams, as well as the vaccine clinic staff are working to reschedule approximately 380 vaccine appointments. Those people affected will be contacted via MyChart, text message or phone call, with the goal to set new appointments later this week.
REMINDER: COVID-19 Surge Plan Update – De-Escalation to Level 3
Based on COVID-19 key indicators, including hospital census, the COVID-19 Adult Hospital Capacity Surge Plan has been de-escalated from surge level 5.1 to level 3. Thank you to our providers and support staff across all clinical units, and especially 4B, for increasing their capacity by 12 extra beds while at surge level 5.1. To see the surge plan details, please click on the link below.
REMINDER: Cyber Threats – Exercise Caution and Keep Denver Health Safe
Cyber threat actors are actively attempting to infiltrate health care organizations with ransomware. Some of these threats are targeting the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain. PLEASE be very careful with emails – pause, review the email including any links – hover over the link with your mouse pointer to ensure the actual Internet location matches the email. Hesitate before opening attachments within emails with the [EXTERNAL] tag in the email Subject Line. Clicking on a malicious link can cause Denver Health to fall victim to Ransomware or other security breaches. This could disable critical systems needed for patient care, including Epic, PACS, Biomed devices, etc. We need your help in preventing these threats from being successful.
Please email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org 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 p.m., 7 days a week
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
FAQ: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR DENVER HEALTH STAFF (Updated 2/3)
FAQ: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR PATIENTS (Updated 2/3)