Dear Village at Belmar Community,
Our testing results from Thursday May 19th, revealed that we have 3 residents that have tested positive. We completed another round of testing on Monday May 23, 2022 and are awaiting results. We are monitoring our residents closely and working closely with their physicians. A very important reminder is to wash your hands frequently and when you are in our community make sure to keep your mask on.
After a recommendation from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, we have made the decision to close the Assisted Living dining room until further notice. For the residents that are not on isolation, they will be able to move around the community and participate in socially distanced activities.
With these new positive cases we are still considered to be in outbreak status, guidance from The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) requires us to test all residents and associates for COVID-19 twice weekly until we have no further cases. We will inform you of the results of this testing which we usually receive within 48 hours.
If we have any additional positive residents or associates, we will continue to complete contact tracing and test all residents and associates twice weekly.
COVID transmission rates in many counties of Colorado are increasing as the new variant Omicron BA2 becomes the major variant. It is even more contagious than the original Omicron variant. This is occurring just as many of us are being more relaxed in our prevention strategies. For this reason, vaccination and boosters are becoming even more important. There are many locations where you can receive an initial vaccine and/or a 3rd booster shot free of charge. Most retail pharmacies provide them.
We encourage all residents and visitors to be especially careful at this time. Please do not visit if you are not feeling well or have had an exposure yourself. Please avoid larger numbers of people when out in the community.
I can’t express to you how grateful we are for your support and understanding during this time.
If you have any questions, please let me know. 303-351-5455
Rebecca Norris, ED