April 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Dear Residents, Families & Associates:
We hope that this note finds all of you healthy and safe. We wanted to let you know that we are implementing the utilization of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) including a mask and goggles/eyewear for all of our associates whose work or interactions with residents does not allow them to maintain social distancing of 6 feet. We didn’t want you or your loved ones to be alarmed by this. There is strong evidence that wearing both a mask and goggles greatly reduces the risk of possible transmission and with safety as our first concern, we have decided to implement this practice. In addition, we will be issuing Independent and Assisted Living residents with cloth masks that they may voluntarily wear, if they do not already have their own.
We continue to follow the previous protocols for all residents and associates that were previously established through consultation with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our skilled and capable clinical team, and our Medical Consultant, Dr. Gagandeep Singh.
If you have any further questions, please reach out to Village at Belmar’s Executive Director, Michael Ruback, or Pine Grove Crossing’s Executive Director, Rita Waxon.
Tom Finley and Susie Finley