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Notice to Colorado Facilities

Angie SzumlinskiAnnouncements, Health

On November 20th, 2020, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued a Fifth Amended Public Health Order.

This changes requirements for Colorado skilled nursing facilities, assisted living residences, intermediate care facilities, and group homes regarding Covid-19 prevention. The summary of important revised sections is below, per the CDPHE. Please visit their website for a complete list of revised orders.

Section II.A: Revised visitation guidance that requires ALL of the following criteria to be met:

  • County positivity rate is less than 10%
  • Facility is conducting surveillance and outbreak testing
  • No current outbreak in facility
  • 14 day supply of PPE
  • Adequate staffing capacity and staff training

Section II.B: Several essential services that cannot be denied for residents in these settings, including:

  • Essential health care service providers
  • religious services
  • adult protective services
  • emergency medical services

Section II.C requires the facility to review the county positivity rate every Friday to determine if indoor visitation is permitted the following week.