Updated: Friday, August 14, 3:15 p.m. MDT
At Life Care Center of Bountiful, residents are – and have always been – our first priority.
On Aug. 13, one of our associates received a test result positive for COVID-19. The associate was tested on Aug. 12 after displaying symptoms of coronavirus and is now recovering at home. Their last day at work was Aug. 10, and they had no direct contact with residents on that day. The associate will not return to work until the CDC's strict guidelines for recovery have been met.
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 understand the virus is still a very real problem, and we remain vigilant. 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 and at the end of their shift, 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, and we wish our associate a speedy recovery.
Max Kirschman, executive director