Mask Protocols

Effective 4/19/2022*, OCC Clinics will no longer require masks for vaccinated individuals if the county they reside in is at a low-risk level.

Definition of vaccinated: sourced from the CDC, A person is fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving all recommended doses in the primary series of their COVID-19 vaccination. At this time this would not require boosters, and would not until further updates to the CDC definition of “fully vaccinated” and approved by the OCC Board.

Fully Vaccinated Employees/Patients/Physicians are not required to mask indoors, including in patient-facing areas.

Unvaccinated Employees/Patients/Providers are required to wear masks indoors, including in non-patient-facing areas. Masks must be medical grade for OCC staff.

*With the absence of any State or Local mandates, masking will be re-implemented based on the COVID-19 Community Level as determined by the CDC Website. A risk level of medium or high would require all employees/patients/physicians wear a medical-grade mask regardless of vaccination status. These statuses are updated weekly, on Thursdays.

Patient Covid 19 Protocols

Our Offices Are Open With Quality Orthopedic Care For You At The Top Of Mind!

Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence, CCOE, has implemented efforts to protect you and our staff with guidance from the CDC and Colorado Department of Public Health. With your safety and care in mind, our offices are open to see patients in person and for elective surgery. We still want to emphasize the use of Tele-Health when appropriate. We can also see you at any of our 3 locations for office visits and physical therapy.

When you visit a CCOE office, the check-in, the paperwork, and the waiting rooms will be different as we focus on continuous improvement in the delivery of quality care through the COVID.

  • Before your appointment, our schedulers will spend more time with you to ask and answer questions.
  • Our waiting rooms are situated to allow for social distancing.
  • We have minimized the amount of paperwork.
  • Measures are in place to allow patients to wait in the safety of their cars and receive a notification when the clinic is ready to room the patient.

Everything in life is different right now. What remains the same is that the care at CCOE will always be focused on your needs, your journey to health, and your return to an active lifestyle. We look forward to seeing you online or at one of our offices.

Patient Education

Patient Education

Everything you need to know about your orthopedic condition, from preventing reinjury to avoiding risk factors can be found in our convenient online patient education library.


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