Dear Village at Belmar Community,
We wanted to provide an update to all of you regarding our community Covid-19 status. We have an additional resident in Assisted Living who tested positive on January 10th. This resident is the spouse of a prior positive resident and is mildly symptomatic. She is the only resident that is currently positive. All the others are considered recovered.
Results of staff testing from last week identified a positive associate who is currently recovering at home. All other associate surveillance testing was negative.
We will continue with our bi-weekly staff testing to ensure that we are immediately aware of any associate who may be positive, but asymptomatic. We will also continue with rapid testing of any resident who is experiencing symptoms and will continue to require testing and/or testing results for allowable essential workers, although the number of these individuals serving residents has been minimal for the past nine months and is only allowed in emergent situations.
All outdoor visitation for the community continues to be on hold and we will conduct window visits for both Assisted Living and Memory Care. The Assisted Living dining room will remain closed and residents are being encouraged to remain in their apartments.
As a reminder, Village at Belmar’s initial Vaccination Clinic will held on January 21st. We will communicate the second and third vaccination clinics once those dates are known. For all residents and associates, we would ask that you plan to attend the Vaccination Clinic on January 21st if possible. We will be holding a Zoom meeting this Thursday at 11:00 am with our Medical Consultant, Dr. Singh, to discuss the vaccination and answer any questions you may have about it. Information about this Zoom call will be communicated in further detail tomorrow.
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. Staff continue use of masks and PPE, and our leadership team is fully engaged in providing ongoing education and follow-up to ensure its proper use.
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