Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab announces deaths of four residents in COVID unit
Sandrock Ridge Care & Rehab is reporting four residents died in the COVID unit.
Sandrock Ridge Rehab & Care is also reporting that 24 residents and 14 staff have tested positive for COVID-19 since October. Per communication from Sandrock Ridge to the Moffat County Public Health Department, 16 of those residents are currently in the COVID-19 positive unit.
Additionally, Public Health is reporting at total of 246 total COVID-19 cases, which includes 101 active cases as of Friday. Moffat County is currently in Safer at Home Level Orange, which went into effect Wednesday, Nov. 18.
Of the 246 total cases, 108 cases are new dating back to Friday, Nov. 13.
“Offering condolences seems shallow for the magnitude of what is happening right now,” said Kari Ladrow, Moffat County’s Public Health Director. “Our heart is broken for them and for the families of these vulnerable people. The staff are exhausted battling this invisible enemy with everything they have and risking their own lives to do so and are true heroes. Do your part, residents of Moffat County, to fight this alongside them.”
Public Health says Sandrock Ridge Care and Rehab staff have been working closely with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment to ensure proper infection control practices are in place to prevent additional COVID‐19 infections. Public Health is also providing additional personal protective equipment to supplement what is already in place.
This is a developing story. The Craig Press will provide more updates as they become available.
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