San Luis Care Center Statement from San Luis Care Center regarding COVID-19
San Luis Care Center

Statement from San Luis Care Center regarding COVID-19


Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Alamosa, CO

Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 8:15 a.m. MDT

At San Luis Care Center, residents are – and have always been – our highest priority.

We are working closely with the Colorado Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care Administration and the local health department and following the guidance they provide. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, we have been following the latest guidelines, from both state and federal authorities, including the CDC.

Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our residents, nursing staff and other care providers. They are on the front line of this unprecedented outbreak. Our staff is trained in the proper use of PPE and are following all relevant guidelines in infection control. Our associates are the true heroes, and I am amazed by them each and every day as they show up to care for the residents as they would their own family members.

As of June 19, here is the latest regarding COVID-19 in our facility:

  • We have had 11 residents test positive for COVID-19.
  • Five associates have tested positive for COVID-19. These associates are recovering at home and will not return to work until the CDC's strict guidelines for returning to work after testing positive for COVID-19 have been met.
  • We will be conducting weekly retesting of residents and associates, in accordance with health department guidance.
  • We stay in consistent communication with families and always welcome their questions and contact. Even though our visitation remains restricted, we’re happy to coordinate phone calls, video chats or window visits, as requested.

We will continue to work closely with the Colorado Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care Administration and the local health department and follow the guidance they provide, along with guidelines offered by CMS and the CDC. Both the state and local health departments have been extremely supportive. We are thankful for their partnership and support. We are also grateful for the outpouring of love we’ve received from the San Luis Valley community.

Patrick Morden, Executive Director