Updated: Friday, November 20, 2:52 p.m. MST
At Life Care Center of Aurora, the safety of our residents and peace of mind for family members are our highest priorities.
One of our associates tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, Nov. 19, as part of our routine testing. That associate is home and will only return to work after meeting the criteria for recovery.
We are continuing our testing schedule, with all associates and residents being tested today. On Monday, we will test all associates again, then all residents on Wednesday and all associates again next Friday.
We continue to follow the guidance provided by the Colorado Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care Administration and the local health department.
Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our residents, nursing staff and other care providers. Our residents are monitored multiple times day and night for any symptoms or concerns. And every associate is screened when they arrive for work and when they leave, including checking temperature and monitoring for any symptoms or concerns.
Due to the high case numbers in our county, we are currently unable to do outdoors visitations, although we encourage family members to continue to call their loved ones and set up video calls and window visits.
Thank you to all who have supported our residents and associates in the fight against the coronavirus.
Malory Ruprecht, executive director