Our Response to COVID-19
Gastroenterology of the Rockies wants to assure our patients and the community that we are following guidance from public health officials and government agencies regarding COVID-19. As part of our commitment to help protect the health and safety of our patients and employees, we are practicing the following safety measures to protect our patients and staff:
If you have an appointment, and you have symptoms of Covid-19 (cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) please call us immediately:
Face masks are optional for all patients and fully vaccinated staff and providers.
Frequent cleaning with N-list (EPA approved to disinfect COVID-19) chemicals
Minimizing visitors in the facility to enhance social distancing
Providing guidance, education, resources and supplies to our employees within our facilities.
Below are some common questions and our current advice, please realize that this information may change as more medical data is received.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Should I get vaccinated against COVID-19 if I have not already been vaccinated?
Yes, we urge everyone who is 12 years old or older to get vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes patients on immunosuppressants, chemotherapy, and pregnant women. We anticipate future approval of vaccines for those under 12; at that time, those individuals should also get vaccinated. Click here for more info.
Which vaccine should I get?
We recommend one of the 2-dose mRNA vaccines: either Pfizer-BioNTech (if 12 years old or older) or Moderna (if 18 years old or older) and remaining up to date with boosters.
Should I stop my IBD medications if I have been exposed to COVID, been diagnosed with COVID, and/or am sick with COVID?
For exposures, usually not, but for infection, sometimes. These decisions must be individualized. Please contact us if this happens to you. It is important that you do not stop your IBD medications on your own; please contact your medical team if you are ill and they can provide you with the appropriate guidance.
For additional COVID related questions, please visit the CDC's website.
We will continue to monitor the situation, and adjust protocols if necessary. We are committed to continuing to provide excellent care for our patients while maintaining a safe environment.