In our commitment to transparency with our greater community we are sharing that a resident has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus recently. The resident has mild symptoms and is self-isolating in their apartment home. The resident did receive the first dose of the vaccine at our clinic. We are conducting contact tracing and if any other resident came into direct contact, they will be notified.
Out of an abundance of caution we are cancelling group activities at this time and we are strongly discouraging outside visitors at this time. We encourage Bella Vita residents to stay in their apartment homes except for essential medical visits, grocery shopping, and exercise. We are providing symptom self-monitoring logs at our concierge desk. Additionally, we ask residents to wear a mask when exiting their apartments and while in community spaces.
We are diligently maintaining daily virus-mitigation cleanings and careful assessment for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19. These precautions help protect the health of both residents and team members.
Please know we are working very hard to ensure the well-being of everyone who lives and works at our community. Our second in-community vaccination clinic is scheduled for March 11th.
We continue to work on trying to set up a COVID-19 Vaccine clinic in our community. We’ve learned from our pharmacy partner that at this time, stand-alone independent living communities are not a priority for the vaccine clinics. However, it is a fluid situation, and we continue to advocate for an on-site vaccine clinic here at Bella Vita.
However, we do not want anyone to miss out on a vaccination opportunity while we’re advocating for a clinic. Therefore, we are now suggesting that each resident take the opportunity to receive a vaccination through other resources if available. We’ve gathered some ideas and resources here to help in this process.
- The UC Health System is providing those +70 vaccines through a registration and lottery system. You can read more details on their website at https://www.uchealth.org/today/older-adults-rejoice-as-they-begin-getting-coronavirus-vaccines/. If you already have a My Health Connection account with UC Health, log into your account to register for vaccine consideration. If you don’t, you can still create an account and register for vaccine consideration, https://www.uchealth.org/access-my-health-connection/.
- We believe several primary care doctors and HMO insurance providers will offer the vaccine. Please call your doctor and your insurance customer service number to ask about their plans to provide the vaccine.
- We are aware of a partnership with Safeway that allows everyone in Governor Polis’s 1B vaccine tier to receive the vaccine; however, those appointments are limited and are quickly taken. We also have learned that the program is being overhauled at this time and we will share more information about this potential option as we learn more.
We have inquiries into the state of Colorado and the Tri-County Health Department regarding additional options. Once we know more, we will share the latest updates.
In the meantime, we must remain vigilant and good neighbors to each other. Please continue to wear a mask anytime you are outside of your apartment, wash your hands often, and use hand sanitizer and monitor yourself daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If you experience any symptoms, please call the concierge desk immediately.
Thank you for your patience and persistence. Together, we will get through this.