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Children's Hospital Colorado begins phased reopening of pediatric services

Children's hospital announces changes in visitation policies
Posted at 5:19 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 19:19:38-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Children's Hospital Colorado announced Tuesday that it has started to reactivate services that were suspended due ot the COVID-19 pandemic.

The hospital said in accordance with the Safer-at-Home order, the phased reopening of pediatric services began last week, starting with procedures and surgeries that "can no longer wait."

During the next few weeks the hospital will phase in additional diagnostics, including radiology test, pulmonary and sleep studies, and certain clinic appointments.

The hospital said the pediatric system is exercising numerous precautions to keep patients, families, and staff safe. These include:

  • Increased screening measures for all employees and visitors
  • COVID-19 testing for all patients (and symptomatic caregivers) before procedures, surgeries or hospitalizations at our new mobile test unit at the Briargate Outpatient and Specialty Care Clinic
  • Increased availability of telehealth appointments
  • Universal masking
  • Updates to our air ventilation system
  • Limiting the number of people at locations and appropriate social distancing

Telehealth will also continue to be available to families.

Find more information on the hospital's website: