Limited health care settings

Last updated June 18, 2020.

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Summary of changes:

  • Wear medical grade mask and gloves, and if patient removes face covering for service, also wear a face shield.
  • Require patients to wear face coverings or masks, unless must be removed for service or would inhibit the patient’s health.

 

 

 

 

 

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May be open up to 50% or 50 people per room.

IF THERE IS A CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19 AMONG CUSTOMERS OR EMPLOYEES

  • 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.

Worksites

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

  • Limit capacity as determined by the current county dial level. 

    • Level Green - Protect Our Neighbors: 50% capacity or 500 people. 

    • Level Blue - Cautious: 50% capacity or 50 people. 

    • Level Yellow - Concern: 50% capacity or 50 people. 

    • Level Orange - High Risk: 25% capacity or 25 people.

    • Level Red - Severe Risk: 25% capacity or 25 people.

    • Level Purple - Extreme Risk: 10% capacity or 25 people.

  • 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-by, virtual meetings)

Employees

  • 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.

  • Wear medical grade mask and gloves, and if patient removes face covering for service, also wear a face shield 

  • Change gloves between customers and wash hands

  • Clean and disinfect work space between each appointment

To protect patients

  • Continue to conduct telehealth appointments whenever possible

  • Provide service by appointment only (no walk-ins or waiting)

  • Require patients to wear face coverings or masks, unless must be removed for service or would inhibit the patient’s health

  • Conduct symptoms check for customers of high contact services before they enter for their appointment and do not serve symptomatic clients

  • Provide contactless payment options whenever possible

  • Provide virtual waiting rooms - 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