Safer at Home: Limited Health Care Settings







Open with restrictions April 27


  • 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

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

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


  • Conduct symptom and temperature checks and refer symptomatic employees or families to the CDPHE Symptom Tracker. (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 

  • Change gloves between customers and wash hands

  • Clean and sanitize 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

  • 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