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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Effective January 17, 2022, inpatients will be allowed one (1) designated caregiver at Craig Hospital per day, including weekends. This policy will be reevaluated in two weeks from its effective date as we continue to closely monitor the high transmission of COVID-19 in the surrounding community.

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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. Due to the widespread availability of COVID-19 vaccines in the community, Craig will not be offering any additional community vaccination clinics. If you are in need of your first, second or booster dose, please reach out to your local pharmacy for scheduling. To learn more about protecting yourself and your community, visit our COVID-19 information page and call our Nurse Advice Line with any questions.

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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. A single-use disposable mask will be supplied to all who enter the hospital upon screening. 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:
    • 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?

As of January 17, 2022, Craig Hospital has updated its caregiver guidelines. These guidelines are subject to change.

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. A patient's CCM and care team can help you identify appropriate caregivers.

  • Inpatients are allowed ONE (1) designated caregiver on campus per day.
  • Caregiver hours are 7 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Up to four (4) caregivers can be designated per patient. These caregivers cannot be changed.
  • All four caregivers do not have to be assigned upon admission.
  • One (1) caregiver per patient will be allowed at Craig per day, including on-campus outside patio areas.
  • The first caregiver to enter the hospital and be screened is the ONLY caregiver 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 a patient's room.
  • 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).
  • Patients who are minors (18 or younger):
    • One designated caregiver on campus per day.
    • One approved caregiver of a minor may choose to sleep in the patient's room. They must be screened daily by 9 a.m.
    • A caregiver that chooses to visit daily is required to abide by caregiver hours (7 a.m.-10 p.m.) and be screened daily.
  • Patients with newborns. An infant may accompany a caregiver 7 days a week if they meet the following criteria:
    • Infant must be 12 months or younger.
    • Infant may enter the hospital 7 days a week during caregiver hours.
    • Infant must come in with parent/caregiver.
    • Infant does not count toward caregiver/visitor total.
    • Infant temperature cannot be taken for screening, but parent/caregiver will need to answer questions about symptoms and exposure.
    • It is recommended that parent/caregiver have a discussion with their pediatrician to understand any risks to baby coming into the hospital.
    • Staff should not handle baby.

* Please note: A patient is considered vaccinated after they are at least two weeks out from a first or single dose of a one- or two-dose COVID-19 vaccine. It is recommended to get vaccinated even if you have had a previous COVID-19 infection. If you are interested in a vaccine for a patient or visitor, please reach out to your care team.

Starting January 17, 2022, these new guidelines for caregivers will go into effect:

    Caregiver Policy (SUN-SAT)

    Vaccinated* and Unvaccinated Patients
    Four (4) caregivers may be on a patient's list of caregivers.
    One (1) of the four caregivers is permitted to enter the campus per day.
    Children under 18 are NOT permitted. Exception: An infant of a patient 12 months old or younger may accompany a caregiver.
    These policies apply to both indoor and outdoor areas on campus.

    • 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 maximum occupancy of four (4) guests.
    • Two-bedroom accommodations will have a maximum occupancy of six (6) guests.
    • These restrictions apply to both inpatients and outpatients. (Outpatients are included in the maximum 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 the 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 an 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 the 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/visitors 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.
    • Failure to follow these guidelines may result in on-campus passes being restricted.
    • Please reference this map (English - Spanish) for information about where inpatients and their visitors may go.



    • Outpatient Therapies and Outpatient Clinic services are open at Craig and services are being provided for scheduled outpatients.
    • Outpatient is taking a very limited number of new-to-system patients. Please be aware that there is a wait list for new-to-system patients and our next availability is in early 2022. If you would like to inquire about becoming a Craig outpatient, please contact Outpatient Admissions at 303-789-8474. Calls may take a few days to return. We appreciate your patience.


    • Outpatients and any accompanying outpatient caregivers coming on-site to Craig Hospital will have COVID-10 symptoms screened and temperatures taken daily prior to entering the building. Upon passing screening, each individual will receive a screening sticker which must be worn for the entirety of the day when on the Craig Hospital campus, both indoors and outdoors.
    • Outpatients and outpatient caregivers must wear a cloth mask or medical mask at all times while inside the facility. Fully vaccinated* outpatients and outpatient caregivers may remove their masks while outside. Unvaccinated outpatients and outpatient 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 outpatient visitors, outpatient caregivers, or outpatient family members under the age of 18 are allowed to attend visits.
    • Outpatients and their caregivers are restricted to 1W, 2W Urology and OP Therapy Gyms, cafeteria, and 1E (for driving only) at all times and only during scheduled appointment times.
    • Outpatient minors (18 or younger) may have one adult caregiver accompany them 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.

    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.