The Los Alamos Retirement Community (LARC) Board issued the following message today to its members:
For several weeks now, the Los Alamos Retirement Community has been conducting routine COVID-19 testing of its residents and employees. On July 5, we received notification of our first positive test, an employee who works at Sombrillo Nursing & Rehabilitation.
In response to this, we have instituted strict resident isolation and other temporary measures recommended by CDC and CMS and implemented in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health.
In addition to these precautions, we will test 100 percent of our residents and employees to determine whether there was any spread of the infection. LARC will issue an additional statement if there are additional positive test results.
The LARC Board would like to praise the incredible work of its staff, who have been committed and proactive in their response to COVID-19, and continue to show up every day, selfless and determined to give their all to fighting back this virus for the good of our residents – true heroes.