On August 2, 2021, Mayor Hancock issued an Executive Order for the City and County of Denver, requiring the personnel of certain entities to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30, 2021. The full text of this Executive Order can be viewed here.
In response to the City and County of Denver’s PHO mandating employees in clinical settings (including dental practices) be vaccinated by September 30, the City and County of Denver released updated FAQs including the enforcement agency, what counts as proof of vaccination, exemptions, and more.
CODHA encourages dental professionals practicing in Denver City and County read and review:
- Denver City & County Executive Order
- Vaccine Requirement FAQs
- ADA/Rehabilitation Act/Equal Employment Opportunity Laws
- MDDS Human Resource FAQs
According to the Denver City & County General Questions About the New Public Health Order:
Each employer subject to this order must decide how they will enforce this requirement. Employers may choose to impose disciplinary action if employees are not fully vaccinated by Sept. 30. Employees with medical or faith-based reasons for not getting the vaccination will need to work with their employer to determine if they are eligible for an accommodation.
Each employer should establish processes through which employees may seek faith-based or medical exemptions from the mandatory vaccination requirement. Employees seeking such exemptions may want to contact their human resources department for guidance.
CODHA continues to engage with local public health authorities, CDA, and other subject matter experts to provide dental professionals with the most up to date information.
The Colorado Dental Hygienists’ Association is working diligently to sort through the information that is quickly changing regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As information and resources become available, we will try to keep this page up to date. If you have questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Colorado Department of Public Health Vaccine Page – https://covid19.colorado.gov/vaccine
- Includes information about who is currently eligible for a vaccine, vaccination locations, and other information such as vaccine safety and efficacy, and frequently asked questions.
- COHELP – (303) 389-1687 or (877) 462-2911
- Colorado’s call line for general questions about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines.
- Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Answers available in multiple languages.
- ADA Coronavirus Resource Center – includes ADA statement from March 16, 2020 to postpone non-emergency dental treatment
- ADA Back To Work Toolkit
- ADA Interim Mask and Face Shield Guidelines – Updated 04.16.2020
- Understanding Mask Types – Updated 04.17.2020
- ADA COVID Coding and Billing Guidance (including teledentistry)
- ADA Webinars – OSAP/Infection Control, Teledentistry, SBA Loans, Wellness, and more…
- “What Constitutes a Dental Emergency?” – Article by ADA
- ADA Guidance Regarding PPE, including masks
- Qualifying for Colorado Unemployment Benefits
- Filing an Unemployment Claim (Colorado) – OR call 303.318.9000
- Unemployment Questions from CODHA Virtual Meeting 03.26.2020
- Colorado Pandemic Scenarios & Benefits – from Colorado.gov website
- FFCRA Guidance from Department of Labor
- Colorado Health Emergency Leave With Pay
- Colorado Unemployment FAQ
- Resources for Small Businesses
- Health Insurance Resources
- Resources for Parents and Schools
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Food Pantries in Colorado
- News Article about Colorado Unemployment Due To Coronavirus
We will be updating with more unemployment information as it becomes available.