Like many health care facilities, Telluride Regional Medical Center saw a spike in demand for respiratory care over the holidays thanks to a surge in the highly contagious Omicron variant. To minimize exposure for our staff and patients, we asked the community to shift to telehealth for non-urgent visits. We are happy to report that case counts are trending downward, giving our providers a much-needed opportunity to catch their breath.

We are now welcoming patients back for both urgent and non-urgent care and have instituted a number of safety protocols to protect staff and patients.

Updated safety measures include:

  • A higher level of mask filtration: Our primary care providers have upgraded from surgical masks to more protective N95 and KN95 masks.

  • Front door screening: While our waiting room remains open, we are screening patients at the front door for Covid exposure and symptoms.

  • Maintaining conservative guidelines for Covid patients: Although the CDC has shortened its isolation recommendations to five days for those who test positive or have symptoms, we are asking Covid patients to schedule telehealth visits or postpone non-urgent visits until either 10 days after the onset of symptoms or a positive test result – whichever comes first.

  • Isolating Covid patients: Patients with Covid-like symptoms are being seen in our respiratory unit, which is separated from our primary care clinic.

Our chief goal is to maintain access to safe care during these critical times. We are confident that our new protocols enable us to safely provide a range of services to patients, from regular well visits to health screenings to child immunizations.  You can help us stop the spread of Covid by:

  • Washing your hands

  • Wearing a mask indoors

  • Physical distancing

  • Covering your cough

  • Staying home if you are sick and getting tested (free community testing sites in San Miguel County can be found here)

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