PUEBLO COUNTY — Tuesday, the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) reported a COVID-19 outbreak at an assisted living facility in Pueblo West.
The Columbine Chateau has three residents and one staff member who tested positive for COVID-19.
According to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, an outbreak in a healthcare facility is defined as two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a facility or non-household group with onset in a 14-day period.
The PDPHE said it has completed contact investigations per established public health process and guidelines to reduce the spread of the virus in the facility. The department also said it has made a formal request to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to provide testing for all staff and residents of the Columbine Chateau. The PDPHE said the state department will ship testing materials to the facility directly. The facility will then ship the tests back to the CDPHE, who will return results in 24.
The PDPHE said it is working with Columbine Chateau to ensure guidance is being followed to protect the residents and the staff.
Columbine Chateau is the second facility in Pueblo County to report an outbreak. In April, PDPHE announced an outbreak at Brookdale El Camino.