Coronavirus: Information & Resources

Situation Updates

April 6, 2020 – Colorado health officials finalized guidelines for who should receive health care, including ventilator treatment, if a surge of coronavirus patients overwhelms hospitals Read More

April 5, 2020 – 'Two patients died today': National Jewish Health's Dr. Gabriel Lockhart is at a New York hospital assisting with the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

April 5, 2020 – Face masks could help limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to researchers. Read More

April 3, 2020 – Gov. Polis has asked Coloradans to wear face coverings when out in public. Read More

April 3, 2020 – Doctors are looking at long-standing plasma therapy as a possible treatment for COVID-19. Read More

April 2, 2020 – Gov. Polis extended school closures in Colorado from April 17 to at least April 30. Read More

April 1, 2020 – Morgridge Academy kids were featured on Channel 9 for remote learning and remote nurse visits. Watch Here

April 1, 2020 – Colorado's Expert Emergency Epidemic Response Committee is preparing guidelines for prioritizing coronavirus patient care in case of hospital overload. Read More

March 31, 2020 – Yesterday, Gov. Polis said new data shows that "we have successfully slightly delayed the peak" of known coronavirus cases in Colorado. Read More

March 30, 2020 – Two National Jewish Health doctors are heading to New York on Monday, to help doctors on the front lines at Mount Sinai Hospital treating COVID19 patients. Read More

March 30, 2020 – Yesterday, President Trump extended social distancing guidelines through April, based on public health projections. Read More

March 29, 2020 – Data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment shows there are 2,061 cases of COVID-19 in our state. It is impacting different people different ways. Read More Read More 

March 29, 2020 – Breathing polluted air may put people at a greater risk of catching the coronavirus. Read More 

March 28, 2020 – Doctors urge people not to try cloroquine without a prescription. Dr. Merhnaz Fishback speaks to CBS4 about the dangers. Read More 

March 27, 2020 – Colorado will receive 7,500 COVID-19 tests specifically for health care workers and first responders. Read More 

March 27, 2020 – The U.S. has surpassed China with coronavirus cases and the global total now tops 500,000. Read More 


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Precautions

National Jewish Health is committed to your safety and continued health during this challenging time. It is important that you continue to care for your chronic lung, heart or immunological health issues during this time. We have a strong plan in place to ensure that we can provide care to our patients while protecting our staff and patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All of the resources on this website have been reviewed and approved by National Jewish Health medical directors of infection control.

Patient Information

If you are a National Jewish Health patient coming for a visit and are experiencing fever, new or increased cough, new or increased shortness of breath, sore throat, persistent nausea/vomiting, diarrhea or abdominal pain, please contact us before arrival at National Jewish Health so we can care for you in the appropriate setting. Call 303.398.1355. If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. More information for patients.

Pre-Admission Screening

All patients and visitors will be verbally screened before entering the hospital for symptoms and/or exposure to COVID-19. Staff will direct patients whose answers to screening questions suggest the need for testing to the correct testing location. Swab tests will be administered to National Jewish Health patients only.

Once clearing verbal screening, all patients and visitors will be given a day sticker to let staff know that screening has been performed. 

Visitors

Effective March 16, 2020, for the safety of our patients and staff the number of visitors will be limited to one per patient. Visitors will be verbally screened before entering the building, but COVID-19 testing is only for established National Jewish Health patients with an approved medical order.

Telehealth

Most National Jewish Health providers now offer telehealth appointments via Zoom. Telehealth appointments are currently only for existing Colorado patients who do not require diagnostic testing and are unable to attend in person. Read More.

 

Protection Against Respiratory Illnesses

The CDC recommends heightened infection prevention and control measures. We encourage you to be cautious and take these extra personal precautions. Please see our Prevention & Health Tips section for ways you can be personally cautious regarding this virus.

 

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