Effective at 7 PM on Friday, March 13, 2020, the Wheat Ridge Health Care, Wheat Ridge Personal Care and the Farm Crest Personal Care centers will be closed to visitors until further notice. At the heart of Fairmount’s mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve. As we are in the midst of an unprecedented season where viruses such as Influenza and COVID-19 (Coronavirus) can radically spread out of control and grow exponentially, Fairmount is actively taking vigilant measures to keep our residents and team members healthy and safe. Some of these preemptive actions may be uncomfortable in the short term, but will, pray fully, protect us from having any virus enter our halls.
To that end, we are suspending all visitations to our Wheat Ridge Health Care, Wheat Ridge Personal Care and Farm Crest Personal Care Centers. Certain essential visits to loved ones facing end-of-life conditions may be permitted as long as visitors do not have flu-like symptoms and have not traveled to an area where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring. These visitors will need to complete a screening when entering any of our buildings. These are necessary steps for the safety and well-being of all parties involved.
Additionally, our Fairmount team members are assessed daily to determine their wellness and if they could potentially pose a risk of introducing a virus into our supportive living neighborhoods. Our leadership team continues to meet daily to assess the situation at Fairmount, monitor the state-of-affairs that affect our community and to implement strategies that will keep our residents and team safe.
Please visit our website regularly to stay up-to-date on recent changes, cancellations, and additional efforts to promote safety at Fairmount.