November 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Dear Village at Belmar Community,
We’re providing you an update regarding our community Covid-19 status. We are pleased to report that we have not had any additional symptomatic or positive residents at the community. The four residents in Memory Care being cared for by the Staffing Bubble team are improving. We did have an associate call in for night shift yesterday and based on their symptoms, we had them come in for a rapid test and they tested positive for Covid-19. This associate had not worked at the community since October 29th and is now home recovering.
Testing of the Memory Care residents and associates has continued this week and all results received have been negative. Assisted Living associates were tested yesterday and we will report those results once we have them.
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 unless they are being escorted to participate in a window visit with the proper PPE. We have narrowed the definition of allowable essential workers and will only be giving access in emergent situations, as determined by the clinical team and Executive Director of the community.
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 a large PPE order which should arrive at the community today.
We are so appreciative of your continued expressions of gratitude for our associates for all of their hard work and dedication. These have been trying times for all, and certainly those on the front lines. The ownership team sent in meals for all of the associates yesterday and we all appreciate all of your kind words, recognition and notes.
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 – Founder & Principal