Cappella Communities Enact New State Mandates for COVID
Article Updated 11/19/21 to reflect new CDPHE guidelines issued 11/18/21
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) recently issued increased restrictions and mandates that impact skilled nursing, memory support, and assisted living neighborhoods in Colorado. In some cases, the CDPHE mandates are more restrictive than federal mandates. While these mandates are not what anyone would like to see, they are understandable. Currently, Colorado has the 3rd highest rate of new COVID-19 infections in the nation. One in every 48 Coloradans is believed to currently have COVID-19.
At Sunny Vista we are working to implement the new mandates now, some of which may impact holiday plans. Please know We! Celebrate is one of our most cherished values as an organization. We are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe while also finding creative solutions to holiday celebrations and traditions.
Below is a summary of the new measures going into place that are of most impact to community-life in communities offering skilled nursing, memory support and assisted living.
We are focusing on what we can do to make community life enjoyable and to maintain vital connections with loved ones.
We continue to focus on maintaining or increasing our community’s vaccination rates because we know that fully vaccinated people are 10 times less likely to have major symptoms from the virus. We also know that 81% of the people in Colorado’s hospitals right now are unvaccinated.
We are truly in this together. Our team is more ready than ever to battle the virus that is now engulfing our state. We will need everyone’s support, adherence to all mitigation efforts, and for all of us to do our best to maintain a good attitude and a little humor.