Updated: Friday, September 18, 3:00 p.m. MDT
At Life Care Center of Evergreen, residents are - and have always been - our first priority.
On Wednesday, Aug. 16, we had our first resident test positive for COVID-19.
Since then, we have confirmed two other residents are positive for COVID-19. All three are now in our separate COVID-19 area.
We tested all residents Wednesday and Thursday and received back 67 negative results with one test still pending.
Our routine staff testing prior to Wednesday showed no positive results, and we started outbreak testing on Thursday. We have received 90 negative results so far and no positives. 45 associate tests are pending. We are testing more associates today and through the weekend due to different shifts.
We have informed our residents, their families and our associates of the positive residents and have canceled outdoor visits, as well as group dining and activities.
We are working closely with Jefferson County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and following the guidance they provide.
In addition to the testing, our residents are monitored multiple times a day for any symptoms or concerns. Every associate is also screened when they arrive for work and when they leave, including checking temperature and monitoring for any symptoms or concerns.
We remain dedicated to infection control and the care of our precious residents and our staff.
Amber Carlson, Executive Director