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Two more Loveland businesses are reporting new cases of coronavirus this week.
Ideal Dermatology, formerly Lake Loveland Dermatology, and Genesis Hospitality Corp., are the 11th and 12th businesses in Larimer County to report outbreaks, according to weekly data released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
Ideal Dermatology, 1708 N Boise Ave., had five staff members test positive for COVID-19. Two more are listed as probable by the state. Genesis Hospitality, 4004 Medford Drive, which makes furniture for the hospitality industry, had two positive and one probable case.
The cases were determined to be part of an outbreak Tuesday. The state defines an outbreak as two or more confirmed cases in a facility or non-household group within 14 days.
Ideal Dermatology, which recently moved into its new building on Boise Avenue, voluntarily closed for deep cleaning after talking with state and county officials on Tuesday, practice manager Laura Mari said. The clinic has been closed since Wednesday and plans to reopen Monday.
“We’ve followed all the guidelines and done everything we could,” Mari said.
Employees who tested positive worked in the scheduling department and call center and were never in contact with patients, said Mari, who became practice manager June 1.
She said she believes the workers were exposed outside the clinic and brought the virus into the building. Prior to moving into the new building, scheduling and call center staff did not have the capabilities to work from home, Mari said.
When they moved “we were fortunate then that they could work from home,” she said.
A spokeswoman from Genesis Hospitality Corp. declined the Coloradoan’s request for comment.
Loveland Steam Laundry, 403 E. Fourth St., which had five employees test positive for COVID-19 last week and one employee listed as probable, added two more positive cases this week.
Nearly 60% of the outbreak-related cases in Larimer County have occurred in Loveland, with most of those coming at North Shore Health and Rehab facility and the Walmart Distribution Center. The state now considers both those outbreaks to be resolved.
The addition of Ideal Dermatology and Genesis Hospitality brings the number of Loveland businesses that are seeing outbreaks to seven, the majority of the county’s dozen business outbreaks.
Fort Collins has had five outbreaks: Chick-fil-A, three long-term care facilities and at the construction site for The Standard student housing project on Prospect Road near CSU’s Canvas Stadium. The Standard is the only active outbreak in Fort Collins.
More than 90 staff members at the dozen outbreak sites have tested positive for COVID-19 and another 40 are considered probable cases, according to the data.
Larimer County outbreaks
- Anheuser Busch’s American Eagle Distribution Center, Loveland: 4 confirmed cases, seven probable cases
- Genesis Hospitality Corp., Loveland: two confirmed cases, one probable
- Ideal Dermatology, Loveland: five confirmed cases, two probable
- Loveland Steam Laundry: seven confirmed cases, one probable case
- The Standard construction site in Fort Collins at Prospect Road east of Shields Street: nine confirmed cases, three probable cases
- Center at Rock Creek, Fort Collins: 18 confirmed cases, five probable cases, one resident death linked to COVID-19
- Chick-fil-A, Fort Collins: nine confirmed cases, five probable
- Columbine Northshore, Loveland: 31 confirmed cases, 11 probable, six resident deaths linked to COVID-19 with five more probable.
- Lemay Avenue Health and Rehab, Fort Collins: three confirmed cases, 18 probable cases, 1 resident death linked to COVID-19
- Pollution Solutions in Loveland: 5 confirmed cases
- Residence at Oakridge, Fort Collins: 11 confirmed cases, four probable cases, one resident death linked to COVID-19
- Walmart Distribution Center, Loveland: 31 confirmed cases, two probable cases
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s June 17 report
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