Safety First!

COVID-19 Action Plan

The COVID-19 Coronavirus is impacting all of our lives. Please see below for the most recent information from the Colorado State Health Department for emergency measures being taken to reduce the risk of exposure. If you have questions or concerns, please contact our CEO, Lisa A. Czolowski at lczolowski@hovercommunity.

Hover Community is Following Colorado State Guidelines

Hover Community Updates

April 24, 2020 - Friday

To: Residents, Staff and Families

From: Lisa A. Czolowski, CEO

Re: Safer at Home Executive Orders

Date: 4/24/2020


As many of you know, we have our first confirmed case of COVID-19 on 

our campus. This is an employee who works at our Green Houses. As a result, we have taken additional steps to keep the residents and other employees healthy and safe and will continue to closely monitor this situation.


Unfortunately, we are one of over 100 senior communities across the state that have at least one active case of the virus, with many locations having multiple cases. This is a very serious and troubling statistic and has been the focus of both local and national leaders over the past couple of weeks. 


Earlier this week, Governor Polis released a proposal called “Safer at Home” which would allow some businesses to begin opening on April 27th. Almost immediately we received multiple requests for us to lift our visitor restrictions. Although I understand the eagerness for everyone to get back to our normal lives, this is not the intent of the “Safer at Home” plan. It is hopeful that with planned intention, we will begin to see the number of confirmed cases of the virus decline, but we are not there yet. Opening businesses slowly with the focus on safe practices is the plan.


Here are the details from the Governor’s Power Point:


- Older adults and/or those with a chronic condition must stay at home 

- All persons should continue to stay at home as much as possible, leaving only

   for necessary tasks

- All persons should wear facial coverings, (mask), when leaving their homes  

   and continue to practice social distancing – 6 ft.

- Recreating close to home – no more than 10 miles

- Keep your interactions with those you share your household 

- Keep gatherings to less than 10 people

- Senior Care Communities must continue to follow written guidelines for 

   use of isolation precautions during an outbreak and visitor restrictions 

   until further notice


We will follow all these directives. Please note, that all Essential visitors and employees entering the Assisted Living and Manor will continue to be screened for potential COVID symptoms. Face coverings will be required.

Restriction of visitors for the Green Houses will remain in place, with all employees being screened before entering.


All residents leaving their suites and or apartments will be required to wear a face covering.


Social distancing will continue in place.


I know there will be a day sometime in the future where I will be sharing the message you all are hoping to hear, but for now, please continue to take care of yourselves and support our efforts as we take care of the community.


Thank you.

March 13, 2020 - Friday

To: All Residents, Families and Employees

From: Lisa A. Czolowski, CEO

Re: COVID -19, (Coronavirus) -Third Posting

Date: 3/13/2020


Since yesterday’s correspondence, the State of Colorado has directed ALL Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Residences to restrict visitors to “Essential 

Personnel” only, effective immediately. Because our Assisted Living is connected to our Independent Apartments, we will follow the same guidelines for each community:

Please refer to the following list of Essential Personnel:

1). Hover Senior Living Community Employees

2). Hospice Employees

3). Visiting nurses providing doctor ordered specialized care

4). Doctor(s)

5). Firemen, EMT’s, Policemen

4). Providers of necessary services and supplies for the Elders’ wellbeing

All Essential Personnel will be screened upon entering any residence using the following criteria:

1). Recent travel, (past 14 days), in Asia, Europe and any State where there has been an outbreak,  

travel on a cruise ship in the past 14 days, (any location)

2). Signs and symptoms of a respiratory infection; FEVER, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, SORE 

THROAT

3). Recovery from an upper respiratory illness within past 14 days

4). Have had known exposure to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19.

5). Living with an individual who has an upper respiratory illness and/or diagnosed with COVID-19.

If any restrictive criteria apply to an Essential Personnel, they will not be able to enter the residence.

Our communities will be closed to all other visitors. This includes; 

1).Families and Friends (*)

2). Clergymen 

3).PT/OT/ST

4).Hairdressers 

5).Volunteers

(*) If you provide a personal service to a loved one, such as medication assistance, please speak with 

Susan Benavides at the Assisted Living or Sandra Vela at the Independent Apartments.

I have attached the “Notice of Public Health Order” received from the Colorado Health Department for your review.

Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and understanding. This is a difficult time for everyone, and we appreciate your support as we work together to keep everyone healthy and safe!

March 11, 2020 - Wednesday

To: All Residents, Families and Employees

From: Lisa A. Czolowski, CEO

Re: COVID -19, (Coronavirus) -Second Posting

Date: 3/11/2020


A lot has happened in the past week regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, including the first confirmed cases in Colorado, resulting in Governor Polis declaring a State of Emergency. Because our priority is the safety and wellbeing of all members of our community, we continue to monitor the information posted on the Center for Disease Control website daily and will implement recommendations for both prevention and containment should we have active cases.

With that said, please review the following information to understand the proactive steps we will be implementing immediately:

Visitors will be restricted from entering any residence if he/she meets the following criteria:

1). Recent travel, (past 14 days), in Asia, Europe and the states of: Washington, California, Oregon, 

New York, Massachusetts, travel on a cruise ship in the past 14 days, (any location)

2). Signs and symptoms of a respiratory infection; FEVER, COUGH, SHORTNESS OF BREATH, SORE 

THROAT

3). Recovery from an upper respiratory illness within past 14 days

4). Have had known exposure to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19.

5). Living with an individual who has an upper respiratory illness and/or diagnosed with COVID-19.

Please note:

When visiting the community, you will be asked to sign in stating you are free from any of these criteria.

Failure to do so, may result in staff asking you to leave the residence. 

If your loved one is experiencing any symptoms listed above, please notify staff immediately.

The following is a reminder of how you can protect yourself:

1).Wash your hands with soap and water often. If you are not near a sink, use an alcohol-based hand

sanitizer.

2).Keep at least 6 feet between you and a person who has active symptoms of sneezing, coughing or 

a fever.

3). Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth after close contact with an infected person or after 

touching a surface that may be contaminated, before washing your hands.

4). If you have a cough, fever and difficulty breathing seek medical attention. 

5). If you are caring for an infected person, wear protective clothing; mask, gloves, gown. Be sure 

to wash your hands after providing care.

6). Get fresh air. Open windows/doors or go outside when possible.

Thank you for your cooperation and support as we all work together to keep our community both healthy and safe.

March 3, 2020

To: All Residents, Families and Employees

From: Lisa A. Czolowski, CEO

Re: COVID -19, (Coronavirus)

Date: 3/3/2020


To address concerns and answer questions, I would like to share the following information posted on the Center for Disease Control website regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For both accuracy and consistency, this will be the only source we will refer to for information.

What is the COVID-19 Coronavirus?

COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new coronavirus, which has not been previously identified in humans.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Runny Nose

Sore Throat

Cough

Fever

Breathing difficulties

How Does COVID-19 spread?

Close contact with an infected person, (within 3 feet), who sneezes and/or coughs

Contact with a contaminated surface, (surface that has droplets from a sneeze or cough)

Who is most at risk?

Older people

People with: Diabetes, Heart Disease, Chronic Lung Disease

What is the Treatment for COVID-19?

Currently, there is no treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, however, many of the symptoms

can be treated.

How Can I Protect Myself?

1).Wash your hands with soap and water often. If you are not near a sink, use an alcohol-based hand

sanitizer.

2).Keep at least 3 feet between you and a person who has active symptoms of sneezing, coughing or 

a fever.

3). Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth after close contact with an infected person or after 

touching a surface that may be contaminated, before washing your hands.

4). If you have a cough, fever and difficulty breathing seek medical attention. 

5). If you are caring for an infected person, wear protective clothing; mask, gloves, gown. Be sure 

to wash your hands after providing care.

6). Get fresh air. Open windows/doors or go outside when possible.

If we have three or more cases of an illness with the symptoms noted above, we will follow our Public Health Department approved action plan. This will include isolating those who are ill to decrease the chances for spreading it further. 

We will continue to provide you with updated information through public postings and emails.