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Coronavirus Information for Faculty & Staff

National Jewish Health Policies & Procedures

Updated 1/17/2022

Front Door Screening

  • Front door screening is taking place at two entrances – COH and MIDC West waiting area

  • Screeners ask patients and visitors if they have had COVID or COVID symptoms in the last 10 days

  • Individuals that screen positive for symptoms are routed to the Immediate Care Clinic (ICC)



  • Face coverings are required for all patients, visitors and staff

  • Medical or surgical masks are required for employees in all locations

  • Patients and visitors are encouraged to wear a well-fitted masks such as surgical masks or KN95s or enhance the fit of their face coverings.

  • Eye protection is recommended for patient facing staff except in the following conditions:

    • During aerosol-generating procedures

    • While providing care to patients with suspected or known COVID-19, and

  •  as established in the clinical procedure table


Visitor Policy

  • All patients are allowed two visitors per visit


Pre-Procedural Testing

  • Any non-vaccinated patients getting a high aerosol generating procedure ( red on the clinical procedure table ) will need a negative PCR or antigen within 96 hours of the procedure.

  • There are no other requirements for our National Referral Patient or “out-of-state patients” besides the above requirement for non-vaccinated patients.


Monoclonal Antibodies

  • Currently, NJH has only Sotrovimab in our infusion clinics.

  • Sotrovimab infusion treatments are only available for internal NJH referrals

  • Process being developed for Evusheld once available for prophylactic use



  • Aligning with the current CDC guidance on fully vaccinated, employees are considered fully vaccinated after completion of a two-dose of mRNA series or a one dose of Jansen vaccine.

  • all patient facing staff are required to be fully vaccinated

  • A booster dose is not currently required for staff