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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

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As we continue to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 situation, we will be updating this webpage with the latest screening, visitation and operational changes at Craig Hospital. To learn more about protecting yourself and your community, visit our COVID-19 information page and call our Nurse Advice Line with any questions.

Craig Hospital is actively screening all persons permitted to enter our buildings daily, including taking temperatures. If you answer yes to any of the following screening questions, you will not be able to enter.

Face masks are required to be worn inside Craig Hospital at all times. Those who are fully vaccinated* may choose to not wear a mask while outside on Craig's campus. Those who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear a mask/face cover and social distance while outside on Craig's campus.

  • Do you currently have new onset of any of the following symptoms that are unexplained:
    • o Fever or chills; Cough; Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; Fatigue; Muscle or body aches; Headache; New loss of taste or smell; Sore throat; Congestion or runny nose; Nausea or vomiting; Diarrhea
  • In the last 14 days, have you returned from any international travel or a cruise?
  • In the last 10 days, have you had close contact with someone who has any of the symptoms above, is being tested for COVID-19 due to symptoms, or has tested positive?
    En los últimos 10 días, ¿ha tenido contacto cercano con alguien que tiene algunos de los síntomas anteriores, se le está haciendo la prueba de COVID-19 debido a síntomas o ha resultado positivo?

As of Monday, June 12, 2021, Craig Hospital is able to offer the following extended caregiver options. These guidelines are subject to change.

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Inpatients are allowed TWO designated caregivers on campus per day.

  • Caregiver on-campus hours are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Up to four caregivers can be designated per patient. These caregivers cannot be changed.
  • All four caregivers do not have to be assigned upon admission.
  • Two caregivers per patient will be allowed at Craig per day, including on-campus outside patio areas.
  • The first two caregivers to enter the hospital and be screened are the ONLY caregivers allowed entry for that day for the inpatient.
  • All caregivers will be screened for temperature and other symptoms daily and must obtain and wear the daily screening sticker at all times.
  • All caregivers are required to wear face covers inside the hospital at all times (except while eating or drinking), including inside patient rooms.
  • Each time a caregiver re-enters the building, they are required to show photo ID and the daily screening sticker.
  • No caregivers may stay overnight in a patient room at Craig (exceptions for minors).
  • Minors (18 or younger)
    • Two designated caregivers on campus per day.
    • One caregiver of minor may choose to sleep in patient’s room. They must be screened daily by 9 a.m.
    • Caregiver that chooses to visit daily is required to abide by caregiver hours (7 a.m. - 10 p.m.) and be screened daily.


    • An assigned caregiver is intended to be an adult over the age of 18 years old who plans to regularly support a patient once they discharge home. Your patient’s CCM and care team can help you identify appropriate caregivers.


  • Starting June 12, any four visitors can visit on a Saturday and/or Sunday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Visitors do not need to be on the caregiver list.
  • Visitors will be screened and will be required to present their ID upon all re-entries.
  • First 4 people to enter will be the only visitors that day – this total includes caregivers, visitors and minors.
  • Visitors can be of any age; minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Anyone over the age of 2 will need to be masked at all times, including in the patient’s room.
  • Confidential patients will need to maintain list of visitors throughout weekend.
  • We will no longer offer family visits in Craig’s Big Gym on weekends.
  • Only screened caregivers/visitors are allowed on Craig’s campus, including outside areas.


    • Starting June 12, Patient/Family Housing (PFH) guests do not need to be on a patient’s caregiver list and can be any age.
    • Guests must provide a full list of all people planning to stay in the room and keep it updated with any changes during their stay.
    • Minors must be accompanied by an adult at all times while staying in Patient/Family Housing.
    • One-bedroom accommodations will have a max occupancy of 4 guests.
    • Two-bedroom accommodations will have a max occupancy of 6 guests.
    • These restrictions apply to both inpatients and outpatients; please note that outpatients are included in max occupancy total.
    • All guests should continue to self-screen using the screening questions in their room.
    • Screening and a photo ID will continue to be required for visitors upon entry at the main entrance of the West Building.

Travel Guidance for Caregivers and Patients


Craig Hospital reserves the right to ask those not abiding by the following rules to leave campus.

    • Hand sanitizing or washing is required upon every entry and exit of a patient room.
    • Face covers are required at all times indoors unless eating or drinking. This includes while with the patient in their room.
    • Masking and social distancing is required outdoors for those who are not fully vaccinated*. Caregivers and inpatients who are fully vaccinated* may remove their masks when outdoors (patients must have on-campus pass to go outdoors without staff).
    • Face covers/masks should cover both the nose and mouth.
    • Patients or caregivers are not permitted to visit in other patient rooms.
    • Social distancing of six feet from others should be maintained when possible.
    • In common spaces, marks on floors should be used to maintain social distancing.
    • All meals must be eaten in the patient’s room or outside in permitted areas for inpatients if patient has an on-campus pass
      • For patient/caregivers on 2E/4W – please obtain your meals from the 4W bistro.
      • For patient/caregivers on 3E/3W – please obtain your meals from the 3W bistro.


    • Inpatients are only allowed to go outside if they have an approved on-campus pass; patients or caregivers with on-campus passes are identified by a green armband.
    • Inpatients can only go on a pass with the caregivers who were screened for the day. Unscreened visitors may not come onto Craig’s campus, including outside areas.
    • Inpatients who have on-campus passes must be socially distanced in designated common areas and cannot use this time to meet with unscreened visitors or visit other patients' rooms.
    • Inpatients are only allowed outside in the area between the West and East Buildings and in the north garden.
    • Failure to follow these guidelines may result in on-campus passes being restricted.

PEAK Center
As of Tuesday, December 1, 2020,
the PEAK Center is open for personal training and FES bike sessions only. The general gym program is closed until further notice. Please read the PEAK Center personal training reopening plan and call 303-789-8325 if you have any questions.

Outpatient Services

  • Outpatient management is actively working on outpatient service reintegration and Telehealth options. Please stay tuned for updates.
  • We are currently working on rescheduling IOEs that were cancelled. If you would like to reschedule your IOE, please call 303-789-8215.
  • We are not accepting new patients at this time.
  • Current patients in the outpatient program may have changes to their schedules. You will be contacted individually regarding your schedule. If you have a scheduled appointment coming up very soon and you have not yet been contacted, please call 303-789-8177.

Outpatient and Approved Caregiver On-Campus Guidelines

  • Patients and caregivers must wear screening sticker at all times, including outside.
  • Patients must wear a medical mask inside at all times. Fully vaccinated* patients may remove their masks while outside. Unvaccinated patients must continue to mask and socially distance outside.
  • Approved caregivers (or interpreters) must wear a cloth face cover inside at all times. Fully vaccinated* caregivers may remove their face cover while outside. Unvaccinated caregivers must continue to mask and socially distance outside.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet is required at all times in public spaces.
  • Caregivers of outpatients require approval to attend outpatient appointments at Craig.
  • No children under the age of 18 are allowed to attend visits. No exceptions.
  • Outpatients and their caregivers are restricted to 1W, 2W (for urology only) or 1E (for driving only) at all times and only during scheduled appointment time.
  • Patients and their caregiver will be escorted to and from their appointment.
  • Outpatients and caregivers may not visit the cafeteria, bistros, gift shop or any other areas of the hospital.
  • The only outdoor space on Craig's campus that is approved for outpatients and their caregiver is the BBQ grill area in between Patient/Family Housing and the East Building.
  • Caregivers not approved for a visit need to wait in their vehicle or off Craig's campus.
  • Minors (18 or younger) may have one adult caregiver at all times.

* Are you fully vaccinated?

People are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

If you don’t meet these requirements, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated.

If you have a condition or are taking medication that weakens your immune system, you may NOT be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions.

Information for people who recently recovered from COVID-19

If you recovered from a documented COVID-19 infection within the last 3 months, follow all requirements and recommendations for fully vaccinated travelers except you do NOT need to get a test 3-5 days after travel unless you are symptomatic. People can continue to test positive for up to 3 months after diagnosis and not be infectious to others.

Craig Hospital does not have an emergency department or urgent care center and does not provide emergency, urgent care, or primary care services. We do not do COVID-19 testing at Craig Hospital. If you are experiencing these symptoms, contact your primary care physician or if unavailable, CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911.