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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 on Craig's campus. Click here for masking guidelines in English and Spanish.

  • 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 domestic travel (outside of Colorado), 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, April 19, 2021, Craig Hospital is able to offer the following extended caregiver options. These guidelines are subject to change.

INPATIENT CAREGIVER GUIDELINES

Inpatients are allowed ONE designated caregiver 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.
  • One caregiver per patient will be allowed at Craig per day, including on-campus outside patio areas.
  • The first person to enter the hospital and be screened is the ONLY caregiver allowed entry for that day.
  • 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 at all times, including outside on our campus and 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)
    • One designated caregiver on campus per day.
  • Caregiver of minor that chooses to sleep in patient’s room must be screened daily by
  • 9 a.m. and stay in the hospital at all times. The caregiver is not permitted exit and reentry.
  • Requests to change the caregiver spending the night will be evaluated with patient’s team.
  • Caregiver that chooses to visit daily is required to abide by caregiver hours (7 a.m. - 10 p.m.) and be screened daily.

WHO IS A CAREGIVER?

  • 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.
  • Visits from friends or family who are not caregivers are not permitted at this time.

PATIENT/FAMILY HOUSING

  • Patient/Family Housing is reserved for caregiver accommodation only.
  • Only the four approved caregivers will be allowed in Patient/Family Housing.
  • No children under the age of 18 are allowed in Patient/Family Housing.
  • Caregivers should self-screen using the screening questions in their room.
  • Screening and a photo ID will continue to be required for the daily caregiver upon entry at the main entrance of the West Building.

Travel Guidance for Caregivers and Patients

CAMPUS POLICIES

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 unless eating or drinking. This includes while outside with an on-campus pass or while with the patient in their room.
  • 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.
    • 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.

INPATIENT ON-CAMPUS PASSES AND OUTDOOR VISITATION

  • Inpatients are only allowed to go outside with staff or 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 caregiver screened for the day.
  • Inpatients who have on-campus passes must be socially distanced in designated common areas and cannot use this time to meet with visitors or visit other patients' rooms.
  • Failure to follow these guidelines may result in on-campus passes being restricted.
  • Limited and socially distanced family visitation can only occur as part of a pre-scheduled appointment with Therapeutic Recreation therapy.

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 at all times, including outside.
  • Approved caregivers (or interpreters) must wear a cloth face cover at all times, including 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.

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.