November 26, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Dear Village at Belmar Community,
We’re providing you an update regarding our community Covid-19 status. Since our last letter we have had an additional resident in assisted living test positive on 11/23 with results being reported today. This resident is asymptomatic, resides on the same floor as the other two positive residents and will be included in our dedicated bubble staffing. The other two residents continue with mild symptoms.
Three additional associates also tested positive on Nov. 23rd. One has mild symptoms and the other two are asymptomatic. All are resting comfortably at home.
Residents in Assisted Living and Memory Care along with staff were tested most recently on Nov.23rd and the 25th. All results from testing on the 23rd other than those reported above are negative. We are awaiting results from yesterday. We will continue with testing of all residents and associates twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays, over the next few weeks.
Outdoor visitation is currently on hold and window visits and facetime calls are in place during this time. The Assisted Living dining room remains closed and residents are being encouraged to remain in their apartments unless they are being escorted to participate in a window visit with the proper PPE.
We have been in continued close communication with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Jefferson County Health Department and are following their direction and protocols, as well as those of our Medical Consultant, Dr. Gagandeep Singh. We have continued to place ongoing PPE orders and the next one should arrive at the community this week.
We also continue to remind our staff to be careful to avoid exposures outside of the work setting. We review infection control guidance with them on a regular basis and make frequent observations to ensure compliance.
Please remember that you can always check our Hotline for regular updates and those can be heard at (720) 545-0363. If you have any further questions, please reach out to Village at Belmar’s Executive Director, Rebecca Norris, at (303) 351-5455.
Tom & Susie Finley – Founder & Principal