Trump nursing home plan limits supply of free COVID-19 tests – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won’t supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds. A program that sounded like a game changer when it was announced last month at the White House is now prompting […]

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Get a proper chair, don’t eat at your desk, and no phones in the loo: How to keep your home workspace safe and hygienic

The onset of COVID-19 saw a dramatic shift, with many in the workforce suddenly finding themselves working from home. As hashtags sprung up on social media documenting makeshift work-from-home setups, it rapidly became evident that for many workers, their new improvised workspace fell well short of ideal. Far from having a separate home office, it emerged many employees didn’t even […]

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A Colorado nursing home devastated by coronavirus ordered PPE that never arrived. FEMA got blamed, and things got messy.

On April 24, Shelly Griffith received some bad news via email. The CEO of the Eben Ezer Lutheran Care Center outside Fort Morgan desperately needed more personal protection equipment, including gowns, masks and sanitizing wipes, which she expected to arrive that week in a nearly $15,000 order being shipped from China. The senior care facility in Brush is experiencing one […]

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FAQ: Colorado’s “safer at home” rules, phase of coronavirus response

With Colorado’s month-long stay-at-home order set to expire at the end of this weekend, the state’s public health officials are entering the next phase of their response to the coronavirus pandemic — something Gov. Jared Polis has called “safer at home.” The governor is urging Coloradans to keep up their social-distancing efforts and mask-wearing, and to stay at home as […]

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Greeley nursing home confirms as many as 21 coronavirus-related deaths

As many as 21 residents of a Greeley nursing have now died of complications from the novel coronavirus, as Colorado’s senior living facilities continue to see some of the harshest effects of the global pandemic. Seventeen Centennial Healthcare Center residents who died had tested positive for COVID-19, the highly infectious respiratory disease caused by the virus. Another four people were […]

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Brighton nursing home with coronavirus outbreak to transfer residents who test negative to unaffected sister location

A Brighton nursing home enduring a coronavirus outbreak plans to begin transferring residents who’ve tested negative for COVID-19 to an unaffected facility nearby, raising questions about whether the infection could spread to yet another long-term care community. A memo sent last week to employees at Avamere Transitional Care and Rehabilitation — Malley, in Northglenn, and obtained by The Denver Post […]

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