Casey’s Pond reports 5th death |

Casey’s Pond reports 5th death

After the state health department announced guidance for allowing outdoor visitors at senior living centers, Casey's Pond plans to start a pilot period on Friday that would start allowing families to meet with residents.
John F. Russell

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A female in her 90s and a resident of Casey’s Pond Senior Living has died due to COVID-19, according to the Casey’s Pond website and Routt County Public Health Department officials.

The woman is the fifth resident of Casey’s Pond to die as a result of the virus.

“It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news that a cherished resident living in the Grove assisted living neighborhood passed away today as a result of the COVID-19 virus,” Casey’s Pond reported Friday. “Our sincerest sympathy to this resident’s family and friends.”

All five COVID-19 deaths in Routt County have been residents of Casey’s Pond.

The long-term care facility also announced one more positive COVID-19 results for a staff member.

“The associate worked in the Grove assisted living neighborhood today, had no symptoms, wore a mask as required and was immediately sent home as soon as we received the test results,” Casey’s Pond reported Friday.

While the positive cases among residents had been restricted to the assisted living neighborhood, on April 19, Casey’s Pond announced a resident in the Harbor memory support neighborhood tested positive.

As of Friday, Casey’s Pond reported a total of 11 positive results among residents and 11 among team members out of a total of 312 tests administered to date — a number that had been previously overstated as 327 but was corrected.

As of Friday, Casey’s Pond’s executive director reported that four residents and seven staff members have fully recovered.

Six test results for staff members are pending.

As of Sunday, Routt County Public Health Officials reported 62 cases of confirmed COVID-19 in the county, with 54 of those listed as recovered. Six of those cases are listed as “probable,” meaning they were identified through contact tracing. All six of those are listed as recovered. A total of 1,155 tests have been administered.

To reach Kari Dequine Harden, call 970-871-4205, email or follow her on Twitter @kariharden.

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