Limited health care settings

Last updated June 04, 2021.

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  • The worksite must notify and cooperate with their local public health agency on next steps.

  • Local public health agency contacts can be found here.

  • Outbreak guidance for non-healthcare facilities can be found here.


  • Encourage employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Consider hosting an employee vaccination event through CDPHE’s workplace vaccination program.

  • Some counties may require capacity limits at the local level. Consult your local public health agency for more information about local regulations.

  • Employ strict hygiene guidelines and sanitization procedures for all contact surfaces and tools.

  • Ensure a minimum of 6 feet of separation between clients/customers when not directly performing service.

  • Post signage for employees and customers on good hygiene and safety measures being taken.

  • Disinfect all financial transaction equipment after each use. (Additional Guidance)

  • Minimize in-home services with remote alternatives where possible (e.g. drive-through, virtual meetings).


  • Conduct symptom and temperature checks and refer symptomatic employees or families to the Colorado COVID Symptom Support tool. (Additional Guidance)

    • Best practice is to implement a temperature check station at the entrance to the business. If this is not feasible, employee will check for symptoms at home and report symptoms either electronically or on paper per the system created by the business.

  • Unvaccinated personnel are required to wear masks. For more information, consult CDPHE’s guidance for wearing masks.

  • Change gloves between customers and wash hands.

  • Clean and disinfect work space between each appointment.

To protect patients

  • Consider providing service by appointment only (no walk-ins or waiting).

  • Unvaccinated patients and visitors are required to wear masks in health care settings, unless they must be removed for service or would inhibit the patient’s health.

  • Screen customers for symptoms before they enter for their appointment. Do not serve symptomatic clients.

  • Provide contactless payment options whenever possible.

  • Provide virtual waiting rooms (i.e. patients wait in their vehicle  until their appointment begins).

This guidance is for the services of the following, provided they are being offered in a health care setting and capacity (not for personal services):
  • Acupuncture (not related to personal services)

  • Athletic training (not related to personal services)

  • Audiology services

  • Services by hearing aid providers

  • Chiropractic care

  • Massage therapy (not related to personal services)

  • Naturopathic care

  • Occupational therapy services

  • Physical therapy

  • Speech language pathology services


This guidance is not for:
  • Medical, dental, and veterinary services