Surveillance Testing

The Residential Care Strike Team will continue to monitor weekly COVID-19 surveillance testing activity at facilities with the seventh amended Public Health Order 20-20.

  •  Any facility that has not reported 100% staff vaccination in EMResource will be expected to continue submitting weekly samples. 
  • Any facility that has lapsed in weekly testing and has less than 100% staff vaccination. rates will be referred to the health facility inspector team to receive surveys.
  • If your facility does have 100% of staff fully vaccinated and you believe you may discontinue weekly surveillance testing, please follow the steps according to your respective lab:

Facilities partnered with Mako Labs

Cancelling your facility’s recurring weekly courier pickup:

You must notify the Strike Team in order to cancel your facility’s weekly scheduled pickup with Mako. To request approval, please fill out this form. Mako will contact you via the email address provided on the form to confirm courier cancellation. 

If your facility cancels your weekly courier pickup but needs to reinstate it for any reason (eg: a new staff member is hired who is not fully vaccinated and therefore needs to be tested each week), you may request to be put back on the courier schedule by filling out this form

Should your facility need to schedule one-off pickups that are not recurring (such as if there is an outbreak), please contact Mako at COassist@makomedical.com

Questions regarding procedures for discontinuing weekly surveillance testing at your facility can be sent to residentialcarestriketeam@state.co.us.

 

Facilities partnered with the CDPHE State Lab

If your facility is partnered with the CDPHE State Lab and 100% of the facility’s staff is fully vaccinated, you may discontinue requesting weekly courier pickups. 

Please be aware the Strike Team will continue to monitor weekly testing activity, and any facility that has reported less than 100% staff vaccination that discontinues weekly testing will be flagged for surveys.

Questions regarding procedures for discontinuing weekly surveillance testing at your facility can be sent to residentialcarestriketeam@state.co.us.