November 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Dear Village at Belmar Community,
We’re providing you an update regarding our community Covid-19 status. On Saturday we identified a symptomatic Assisted Living resident who tested positive for Covid-19 through a rapid test. We sent a PCR test for confirmation and have not yet received those results. This resident is in isolation and Bubble Staffing has been put into place to care for them. No other residents are symptomatic or positive at this time.
All associates and residents will be tested again today and we will receive results tomorrow. Testing of all residents and associates will be conducted twice weekly, on Mondays and Thursdays, over the next few weeks.
Outdoor visitation is currently on hold and window visits and facetime calls will be in place during this time. The Assisted Living dining room will remain 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.
Several family members have asked about taking their loved ones out for the holidays and the protocols associated with that. Based on the highly elevated numbers county and statewide, this is certainly not a practice that is being encouraged. We will get information out in the next few days on protocols upon return to the community, for those who choose to take loved ones out over the holidays.
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