Sound the Alarm! Current COVID-19 Surge in Colorado

Colorado hospitals are in critical condition, and we need your help. Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 have continued to increase since August, and we are almost back to our peak number from last year. On top of that, Colorado hospitals are incredibly busy with lots of other patients as Coloradans’ day-to-day life has started to return to normal, leading to increased trauma like car accidents and the spread of illnesses like respiratory viruses.

Each day, we pull nearly every lever available to us to make our staff, space, and supplies last so we can care for our communities. But we have been above 90 percent capacity for acute care and ICU beds consistently now for more than a month, and that’s not sustainable. We know that many have pandemic fatigue and want to just return to regular life. But our health care workers don’t have that option. They remain vigilant and continue to provide care for all patients who come through our hospitals’ doors. And despite all of their extraordinary work, we are still losing our battle against COVID.

As a Colorado citizen, please do your part as well to protect yourself, your families, and your community.

  • Wear your mask – that can help us immediately reduce the spread of COVID and other viruses circulating in our communities.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Watch your distance.
  • Get your flu vaccine.  Call the SLVH Clinic in your area, (719) 589-3000.
  • Get your COVID-19 booster if you're eligible.  (719) 587-1355 to schedule, or register on the SLVH website.
  • Get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
  • Seek out monoclonal antibody treatment if you've been newly diagnosed with COVID-19, call (719) 589-3000, press 9, if you feel sick.

And please – if you need health care, seek health care. See your doctor, go to the urgent care, use telehealth appointments, and if you have a life-threatening condition, go to the hospital ER.