University Park Care Center Statement from University Park Care Center regarding COVID-19
University Park Care Center

Statement from University Park Care Center regarding COVID-19

Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation in Pueblo, CO

Updated: Friday, July 31, 11:30 a.m. MDT

At University Park Care Center, residents are – and have always been – our highest priority.

We are conducting weekly COVID-19 tests until further notice and will be regularly posting updates.

Here is the latest update regarding residents and COVID-19 in our facility, as of July 31:

  • Altogether, 35 residents have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • 26 of the residents who previously tested positive have recovered, according to the CDC's guidelines, and no longer require isolation protocols.
  • Altogether, 15 associates have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • 14 of the associates who previously tested positive have recovered according to the CDC's guidelines for recovery.
  • 9 residents and 1 associate have passed away due to COVID-19. Our sincere condolences go out to the loved ones and friends of those who have died. Our facility is a family, and this is a difficult time for all of us. We all feel the loss deeply.

Prior to the positive cases in our facility and continuing now, we have been following all CMS, CDC and state and local health department guidelines concerning COVID-19. Our associates are being diligent on practicing proper hand hygiene and the use of personal protective equipment. Every associate is also screened when they arrive for work.

These guidelines place restrictions on the entrance of visitors, family members and vendors, and signage to this effect is posted on our doors. However, we always welcome questions and contact from family members concerning their loved ones. Even though visitation remains restricted, we’re happy to coordinate phone calls, video chats or window visits.

A federal COVID-19 infection control focused survey was conducted on-site in May 2020, and no deficiencies were cited.

We will continue to work in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the local health department and follow the guidance they provide. We appreciate their continued support, as well as the support of the Pueblo community.

Rob Newman, Executive Director