Denver Requires Dental Teams to Be Vaccinated by Sept 30

Molly PereiraFeatured News

On Aug. 2, 2021, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock held a press conference and Denver’s Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) released an updated public health order in response to the Delta variant and rise in COVID-19 positive cases. 

The PHO requires, “personnel of the following entities, or types of entities, to be fully vaccinated by September 30, 2021.” The entities include the following in the City and County of Denver:

  • care facilities
  • hospitals
  • clinical settings
  • limited healthcare settings
  • shelters for people experiencing homelessness, including day and overnight shelters
  • correctional facilities, including jails, detention centers and community corrections sites
  • and residences
  • schools, including post-secondary and higher education
  • childcare centers and services
  • any entity providing home care to patients
  • any entity providing first responder services 

The PHO goes on to describe “clinical settings” as, “ambulance service centers, urgent care centers, non-ambulatory surgical structures, clinics, dentist offices, doctor offices, and non-urgent care medical structures.”