TODAY’S COVID-19 INFORMATION
NEW: Epidemiology Data and Notes
NEW: Denver Health Vaccination Numbers
REMINDER: Emotional Support Resources for Staff (Additional RISE Dates Available)
REMINDER: Huddle Sheets to be Published Bi-Weekly (Tuesday and Thursday)
What You Need to Know
As of 6:30 a.m. today, Denver Health had 8 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.
6,931 employees (+ affiliated staff/contractors) and residents/students have received their first dose of vaccine.
6,599 employees (+ affiliated staff/contractors) and residents/students have received their second dose of vaccine.
In total, Denver Health has administered 89,111 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to staff, patients and members of the public who are eligible according to State guidelines.
REMINDER: Emotional Support Resources for Staff
This is a challenging time for our staff and community. We are grieving over the mass shooting that took the lives of 10 people in Boulder on Monday. Many of our colleagues, staff and friends live in the Boulder area and may be significantly impacted by this tragedy.
It also comes at a time when staff are still feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable from the pandemic. This past year has been one pain and disruption. Many of us have been navigating various forms of loss, including, but not limited to, the death of patients, colleagues and loved ones; the loss of “normalcy” of the rhythm of our lives; the loss of dreams and expectations; and the loss of connection to family and friends with relationships defined by distance.
RISE Group Support can provide a dedicated and emotionally safe space to discuss the ways in which we are personally impacted by the pandemic or other events in our community. All Denver Health personnel (clinical and nonclinical, patient-facing and non-patient facing, trainees and employees, contractors and volunteers) are welcome and group content is confidential. Please register in advance. Links are provided below. Alternatively, you may email email@example.com with a request to be registered.
RISE Group Support for Grief and Loss
This group provides support around the various forms of grief and loss during Covid-19.
· Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:00 PM
Register in advance for this meeting: Grief & Loss 3/25
· Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:00 PM
Register in advance for this meeting: Grief & Loss 4/1
· Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 PM
Register in advance for this meeting: Grief & Loss 4/8
· Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:00 PM
Register in advance for this meeting: Grief & Loss 4/15
· Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:00 PM
Register in advance for this meeting: Grief & Loss 4/22
· Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:00 PM
Register in advance for this meeting: Grief & Loss 4/29
RISE’s mission is to provide timely and confidential support of trained peer responders to Denver Health personnel who are impacted by distressing workplace events.
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
Additionally, Health Advocate Employee Assistance Program (EAP) - our employee assistance program offers confidential, short-term counseling from Licensed Professional Counselors for a full range of personal issues. Call 866.799.2691, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
REMINDER: Huddle Sheets to be Published Bi-Weekly
Due to a continued decline in new daily COVID-19-related information, Daily Huddle Sheet Communications will be published bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Incident Command was re-established several months ago when our COVID-19 inpatients exceeded 35. For several weeks now our daily hospitalization rate has significantly dropped to the low teens and single digits. You can always find information about COVID-19 and vaccinations on the COVID-19 subsite on The Pulse. You can also find the latest epidemiology numbers for Denver and Colorado on that subsite. In addition, we will share important communications about COVID-19 clinical updates, safety, vaccinations in the 411 weekly newsletter every Thursday.
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 p.m., 7 days a week
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
FAQ: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR PATIENTS AND COMMUNITY (Updated 3/5)
FAQ: COVID-19 VACCINE FOR DENVER HEALTH STAFF (Updated 3/10)