COVID-19 resources for health care providers and local public health agencies

 

 

 

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Patient care


Patient evaluation
Testing

Testing is available at some commercial laboratories. Health care providers who want to order COVID-19 testing at CDPHE lab should use LabOnline to submit specimens and access results. Specimens with incomplete information will be delayed.

Specimen collection outside healthcare

 

Prevention/preparation


Personal protective equipment (PPE)
Infection prevention

      Caregivers

​      Schools

Emergency preparedness

 

Emergency medical services


 

Long-term care facilities


Resources for Suspect and Confirmed Outbreaks

 

Water quality


 

Veterinarian practices


 

Dental procedures


Governor Polis has directed within Executive Order 2020 009 that all voluntary or elective surgeries or procedures, including dental, are suspended. 

The executive order also states that non-hospital dental offices in possession of PPE, ventilators, respirators and anesthesia machines that are not required for the provision of critical health care services undertake an inventory of such supplies by no later than March 26th, 2020 and prepare to send it to the State of Colorado.

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Affairs has published a bulletin with more information, including definitions of urgent and emergency dental care. (PDF)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommends that dental facilities postpone elective procedures, surgeries, and non-urgent dental visits, and prioritize urgent and emergency visits and procedures now and for the coming several weeks.