Dear Village at Belmar Community,
We know that you have all been anxiously awaiting the results from our remaining testing of all of the Assisted Living & Memory Care residents and associates, but we wanted to share with you as complete a report on the results as possible. Every Assisted Living and Memory Care resident and every associate at Village at Belmar has now been tested.
On Tuesday, May 26th, we received 31 test results. Of those tests, 29 were negative and 2 were positive. Of the two positive results, one was an Assisted Living resident and one was an associate. Once again, both were and continue to be asymptomatic. The associate is resting comfortably at home and the resident has been added to the Staffing Bubble where they have dedicated caregivers that will not interact with any other residents or associates.
Yesterday, May 27th, we received 65 test results. Of those tests, all 65 results were negative. Today we received the remaining 16 test results which wrapped up nearly all of the resident and associate tests. Of those 16 results, all 16 results were negative. We have 10 tests that were rejected due to shipping damage to the vial and those tests were re-swabbed today and we will have results tomorrow.
In summary, we conducted a total of 109 tests since last Friday and identified 1 asymptomatic resident and 1 asymptomatic associate. We have now tested a total of 175 assisted living and memory care residents and associates which brings our overall total positive cases to 2 residents and 3 associates. While we wish we could report all of the tests were negative, these results are reassuring; we have been able to limit and isolate the number of positive cases within the community.
We continue to be in 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 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor’s office and our Medical Consultant, Dr. Gagandeep Singh.
We continue to stay on top of our PPE needs and have adequate supplies of necessary products as well as pending orders coming in.
We thank you all for your patience during this difficult and uncertain time. We will continue to update you on this situation as additional pertinent information comes available, and we will continue to work diligently to keep the rest of our community safe and healthy.
If you have any further questions, please reach out to Village at Belmar’s Executive Director, Michael Ruback.
Tom and Susie Finley – Founder and Principal