Once an outbreak is reported, a DDPHE representative will be in contact to review next steps. DDPHE is unable to respond to incomplete reports, so please complete the information in the survey as completely and accurately as possible. Long-term care facilities (nursing homes, assisted living facilities, etc.) should send an email directly to DDPHEOutbreak@denvergov.org to report any cases or outbreaks. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Workplace Guidance for in-depth information and resources related to managing a COVID-19 outbreak.
Please note an outbreak determination does not necessarily mean all cases acquired their illness in that specific workplace/facility. It is possible that a case may have been exposed elsewhere (we can rarely prove where any individual was exposed with a person-to-person pathogen). But when a case worked/spent time in a workplace/facility with a known outbreak, we attribute their illness to that outbreak even if there is no definitive proof that the case acquired the illness there. This conservative approach is consistent across all outbreak types.
Report a COVID-19 Outbreak