Updated: Saturday, July 4, 9:15 a.m. MDT
One of our Life Care Center of Littleton associates has tested positive for COVID-19. When we received the notification, we notified the state health department and started the process of contacting every resident, resident family member and staff member, to inform them of the positive test.
At this point, no resident or other associate in our building has tested positive for COVID-19. We recently completed facility-wide testing of all residents and associates. Every resident test came back negative, and we only had the one positive associate test. The associate who tested positive is recovering at home and will not return to work until the CDC's guidelines for returning to work after COVID-19 have been met.
We understand the virus is still a very real problem, and we remain vigilant. We are testing residents and associates on a weekly basis. Our residents are also monitored multiple times day and night for any symptoms or concerns. And every associate is also screened when they arrive for work, including checking temperature, to ensure no additional sickness is brought into our building.
We have been and will continue to follow all CMS, CDC and state and local health department guidelines concerning COVID-19. These guidelines include restrictions on the entrance of visitors, family members and vendors. Signage with information on COVID-19 and details about these restrictions is posted on our doors.
Although visitation remains restricted, we're happy to coordinate phone calls, video chats or window visits. We are staying in consistent communication with the families of our residents, and we always welcome their questions and contact.
We continue to work in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the local health department and will follow the guidance they provide. We appreciate their continued support, as well as the support of the Littleton community.
Michelle Fraterneli, executive director