Fairmount COVID-19 Response Updates
Fairmount Protection and Prevention Updates are provided to keep our residents, residents’ loved ones, and team members informed of the latest recommendations for keeping our residents and team members safe.
Masks are required when visiting these neighborhoods and common areas:
- Wheat Ridge Health Care
- Residential Suites
Visitation remains open daily, with the preferred visitation times being between 10am and 7pm. When visiting, please follow the infection prevention guidelines available at the entryway.
- Hand hygiene is essential. Use alcohol-based hand rub or wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Alcohol-based hand rub is available at the entrance and in the hallways.
- Wearing a face mask (covering mouth and nose) is recommended. Other Personal Protective Equipment may need to be worn per Nursing instructions.
- Physically distance at least six feet between persons.
Visits may continue as long as you are feeling well. However, please refrain from visiting if you are feeling unwell, if you had COVID-19 within the past 10 days, or if you had exposure to someone with COVID-19 within the past 10 days.
Masks are no longer required in Wheat Ridge Personal Care and Farm Crest Personal Care.
A vaccine clinic, offering COVID-19, Shingles, and Prevnar 20 vaccines, will be held at Fairmount on Tuesdays, October 3 and October 17, 2023, in the Wheat Ridge Chapel from 2pm-3pm. Please call 717.354.1800 to make an appointment.
All previous updates may be viewed by clicking the link below.
Update March 16, 2020 | 3:30 pm
Fairmount is taking precautions, in keeping with Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Health guidelines regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), to keep residents and team members as safe as possible. Therefore, until further notice, beginning on March 17 at 7:00 a.m., Fairmount is no longer permitting visitors into our Residential Living level of care. Residential Living includes the apartments and common areas of the Wheat Ridge Apartment Building, Crest View Apartment Building, Farm Crest Apartments and all of our cottages. This means family members will not be allowed on campus, although end-of-life situations will be addressed individually. All approved visitors will be screened for respiratory signs or symptoms and temperature screenings upon entry.
If you have personal items that you’d like to drop off for your family member or loved one, please do so in the apartment building lobbies or cottage doorway. We are encouraging visitors to not enter our buildings.
Fairmount team members, vendors and contractors will be screened for symptoms and temperatures upon entering our buildings, as well.
The heart of Fairmount’s mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve. In the midst of a season when 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. Our leadership team continues to meet regularly to assess the situation, monitor the outside state of affairs that affect our community, and 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.