Updated: Tuesday, November 3, 12:55 p.m. MST
One of our Valley View Villa associates has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual tested on Oct. 28, with the results coming in this morning.
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.
The associate 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 are starting testing today of all residents and staff and will continue to test both weekly.
Our residents are also monitored multiple times day and night for any symptoms or concerns. Every associate is also screened when they arrive for work and at the end of their shift, 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. 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 our building has suspended visitation for at least the next 14 days, 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 Fort Morgan community.
Jessica Strong, executive director