Larimer County reports new COVID-19 outbreaks at Loveland police, Whole Foods, day care

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Larimer County reported 12 new COVID-19 outbreaks this week at locations including the Loveland Police Department, Whole Foods and Sunshine House child care center. But the overall number of cases associated with active outbreaks continues to decline as outbreaks trend away from health care settings and toward other locations.

There are 1,111 cases of COVID-19 associated with active outbreaks in Larimer County, which is down more than 30% from this time in January.

The number of active outbreaks during the same period decreased by a much smaller margin, from 78 to 72, reflecting a shift toward smaller outbreaks.

That doesn’t include 2,175 cases reported at the Colorado State University campus (county data can lag a few days or weeks behind CSU’s data, which showed more than 2,500 cases as of Friday).

The largest new outbreak this week was reported at Loveland Police Department, with seven cases among staff. LPD had not responded to the Coloradoan’s request for information prior to its print deadline for Saturday’s edition. 

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The other new outbreaks with five or more cases were at Sunshine House Early Learning Center, 2060 Perennial Lane in Fort Collins, and Whole Foods Market, 2201 S. College Ave. in Fort Collins. Sunshine House reported two cases among staff and three cases among attendees. All five cases were in the same classroom, so the center closed that classroom for two weeks, did a deep-cleaning of the entire facility and notified all families and team members of the positive cases, company spokesperson Barbra Richardson told the Coloradoan. 

“We have strengthened our health and safety practices based on current guidance and recommendations from the CDC, state and local officials and departments of health to ensure we maintain a safe and healthy environment,” Richardson said in a statement provided to the Coloradoan. “This includes requiring face coverings, daily temperature checks and health screenings, restricted classroom access, ongoing deep cleaning, and regular sanitizing procedures known to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

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The outbreak at Whole Foods includes five cases among staff, according to state and county data. The company didn’t respond to a Coloradoan request for additional information.

The other newly reported outbreaks this week consist of 2-4 cases per location. Those locations include BJ’s Restaurant, CAVA restaurant, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Johnson Elementary School, MacKenzie Place assisted living, O’Dell and Co. CPA office, and United Way of Larimer County in Fort Collins; and Loveland Classical School-Lyceum Campus and Ziggi’s Coffee (4201 N. Taft Ave.) in Loveland.

Active COVID-19 outbreaks in Larimer County

Note: Asterisks indicate outbreaks newly reported since March 4. Bold entries indicate outbreaks with 10 or more confirmed and probable cases, according to data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

Anheuser Busch Brewery, Fort Collins

Aslan Construction, Berthoud

Bauder Elementary School, Fort Collins

Berthoud Elementary School

*BJ’s Restaurant, Fort Collins

Blevins Middle School, Fort Collins

Blue Spruce Temporary Shelter, Fort Collins

Broadcom Inc., Fort Collins

Campion Academy, Loveland

*CAVA restaurant, Fort Collins

Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Fort Collins

Centre Avenue Health and Rehab, Fort Collins

Cheba Hut, Fort Collins (925 S. Taft Hill Road)

City of Fort Collins Operation Services Department 

*City of Loveland Police Department

Colorado Metal Manufacturing/Colorado Iron and Metal, Fort Collins

Colorado Microcircuits, Loveland

Colorado State University

Corkat Data Solutions LLC, Loveland

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Loveland (1117 E. Eisenhower Blvd.)

Estes Park High School

Fort Collins High School wrestling invitational

Fort Collins High School

Fort Collins Police Services

Fossil Ridge High School, Fort Collins

Four Seasons Veterinary Specialists, Loveland (February 2021)

Fred Loya/ National Insurance, Fort Collins

Golden Peaks Center skilled nursing facility, Fort Collins 

Good Samaritan Society – Fort Collins Village senior living

Harmony Skin and Wellness, Fort Collins

*Home2 Suites by Hilton, Fort Collins

I-Kota Construction – Mason Place job site, Fort Collins

Jimmy John’s, Fort Collins (2337 S. Shields St.)

JMP Heat Inc., Loveland

*Johnson Elementary School, Fort Collins

Kinard Core Knowledge Middle School, Fort Collins

Lake Loveland Dermatology (Ideal Dermatology), Loveland

Larimer County Community Corrections

Larimer County Jail

Larimer County Road & Bridge

Lazy Dog restaurant, Johnstown

Liberty Common Charter School (high school campus), Fort Collins

Liberty Common Elementary School, Fort Collins

Lifespring Covenant Church, Loveland

*Loveland Classical School – Lyceum Campus

Loveland Dance Academy

Loveland Volleyball Club

*MacKenzie Place assisted living, Fort Collins

Northern Colorado Youth Hockey, Windsor

*O’Dell and Co. CPA (office), Fort Collins

Parkwood Estates independent living, Fort Collins

Phoenix Home Care and Hospice, Loveland

Pinnacle Consulting Group, Loveland

Poudre High School, Fort Collins

Premier Gymnastics, Loveland

Q3 Contracting Inc., Fort Collins

Resurrection Christian School, Loveland

Rio Grande Mexican restaurant, Fort Collins

RMT Overland, Fort Collins

Rocky Mountain High School, Fort Collins

Scheels, Johnstown

Smokin Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse, Estes Park

Summit Plant Laboratories, Fort Collins

The Barrel beer garden, Estes Park

The Doughnut Club, Fort Collins

The Home Depot, Fort Collins (4502 John F Kennedy Parkway)

*The Sunshine House (CSU location), Fort Collins

Trader Joe’s, Fort Collins

*United Way of Larimer County

Walmart, Loveland (250 W. 65th St.)

Walmart Distribution Center, Loveland

*Whole Foods Market, Fort Collins

Winona Elementary School, Loveland

*Ziggi’s Coffee, Loveland (4201 N. Taft Ave.)

Jacy Marmaduke covers government accountability for the Coloradoan. Follow her on Twitter @jacymarmaduke. Support her work and that of other Coloradoan journalists by purchasing a digital subscription today.