Coronavirus News & Updates at Denver Health
Updated April 2, 2020: COVID-19 Response Brings Out the Best in Hospital Staff
"Denver Health is always at its best in a time of crisis." Those words from Denver Health Chief Medical Officer Connie Price, MD when asked about the rapidly changing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic response at Denver Health have never rang truer.
Updated March 27, 2020: How to Help Us Fight COVID-19
State, local and national leaders have sent out messages asking you to stay home unless you absolutely need to go out and if you do go out, make sure that you practice social distancing and keep six feet or more from others.
Updated March 27, 2020: How to Help Denver Health Hospital Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic
Denver Health is grateful for the outpouring of support from the community with offers to help our hospital staff as we provide care during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Updated March 24, 2020: NO VISITOR POLICY at Denver Health Due to COVID-19
Denver Health's NO VISITOR policy has now been expanded to include no visitors to the emergency department at Denver Health.
Starting Tuesday, March 17 at 5 p.m., NO Visitors will be permitted at Denver Health with limited exceptions, to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.
Updated March 24, 2020: Help for Uninsured During COVID-19 Outbreak
The Colorado Division of Insurance and Connect for Health Colorado are offering help for Coloradans who find themselves uninsured during the novel coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic.
Updated March 23, 2020: Telehealth Expanding at Denver Health During COVID-19 Outbreak
Denver Health providers will still be seeing patients, but we will now be conducting most of our outpatient visits by telephone or video until further notice.
Updated March 20, 2020: All Elective Surgeries Temporarily Suspended Due to Coronavirus
Denver Health is following a new executive order form Colorado Governor Jared Polis to temporarily suspend all elective and non-essential surgeries and procedures.
Updated March 15, 2020: Visited Eagle, Gunnison, Pitkin or Summit counties, within the last week?
Denver Health is encouraging anyone who visited Eagle, Gunnison, Pitkin or Summit counties, within the last week, to minimize social contact in adherence to CDPHE recommendations. If you have questions about COVID-19, call CO HELP at 303-389-1687.
Updated March 12, 2020: Limited Access and Patient Screening for Coronavirus
Starting today, Denver Health is putting new procedures in place for patients and visitors to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Based on our close monitoring of the situation and recent state test results, there is now reason to suspect we are seeing limited community spread of the virus in Colorado.
Updated February 25, 2020: Coronavirus Versus the Flu
With coronavirus dominating the news headlines during the height of the much more common flu virus season, now is a good time to talk about some of the differences between the two and what you can do if you're feeling sick.
Updated February 12, 2020: Novel Coronavirus Information
Denver Public Health is currently working with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to closely monitor the respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China.
Donation & Volunteer Opportunities
Denver Health Foundation is extremely grateful to each of our donors. You are the foundation of Denver’s health.
At this time, Denver Health's greatest need is for monetary donations. Those who want to help are encouraged to contribute to the COVID-19 Urgent Response Fund at DenverHealthFoundation.org/ways-to-give/donate-now.
For donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies including medical masks, gowns and gloves, please send an email to Linda.Ford@dhha.org. Denver Health is currently not accepting any homemade masks.
Vendors who are interested in selling or leasing supplies may send an email to COVID_vendors@dhha.org.
Volunteer Services at Denver Health is accepting food donations. Please call 303-602-2926 or send an email to Amy.Friedman@dhha.org with questions and to coordinate. The food must be made in a professional kitchen, and each item needs to be individually wrapped and dated with the date created.