Updated: Thursday, October 19, 3:00 p.m. MDT
At Life Care Center of Pueblo, the safety of our residents and peace of mind for our families and loved ones are our highest priorities.
One associate has tested positive for COVID-19, and the virus was caught from a source outside of the building. This individual is asymptomatic and in quarantine and will only return to work when guidelines from the CDC have been met.
We have appropriately notified and communicated with the state health department and every resident, resident family member and staff member. We will continue this open communication.
No other associates or residents are positive for COVID-19 at this time. Our residents are monitored multiple times day and night for any symptoms or concerns. Every associate is also screened when they arrive for work, including checking temperature and monitoring for any symptoms or concerns.
We have been and will continue to follow all CMS, CDC and state and local health department guidelines concerning COVID-19. 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. As soon as visitations are considered safe based on state guidelines, we will begin visits. We can't wait to see the loved ones who bring smiles to the faces of our residents.
We continue to work in partnership with the Colorado Department of Health and the local health department and will follow the guidance they provide. We appreciate their continued support, as well as the support of the local community.
John Norris, executive director