Dear Boulder Community,
For over 20 years, the mission of The Academy has been to provide a safe, nurturing, and dynamic community for our residents and staff as well as be a caring and contributing member of Boulder. As we find ourselves confronted with the realities of COVID-19, this mission of supporting the wellbeing of our residents and community has required us to implement important protocols. In this we have been guided by the CDC, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and the Boulder Office of Emergency Management. These protocols include:
All nonessential personnel are currently restricted from The Academy campus.
All essential personnel are being screened. This screening process involves filling out a questionnaire prior to coming on campus that ensures that all entering The Academy have a normal temperature, have no apparent COVID-19 symptoms, have not knowingly been exposed to COVID-19, and agree to maintain a 6 foot distance from others in the community and wear a facemask at all times in the presence of residents and employees.
We have identified essential tasks and eliminated all non-essential tasks. Those essential tasks include consistent wiping down of all surfaces with disinfectant at least three times a day. All nonessential, resident group activities have been postponed until further notice.
Though we regret the inconvenience of these steps, nothing matters more than the health of our residents and staff. In this we know we are not alone and stand in solidarity with all who are committed to and engaged with ensuring personal and community health.
Meanwhile, life goes on at The Academy. Our Executive Chef Sven Hedenas has continued his culinary magic and with his wonderful team have provided our community fabulous meals with great variety. Though these meals are delivered to the individual apartments, we hear that our residents are amazed and more than satisfied. Ryan Tara, Our Wellness Director has developed a safe and effective way to work one on one with our residents while always wearing a mask and maintaining a 6 foot distance. Daily calls and regular newsletters to our residents help us maintain as we can the connection that is key to any community. We’ve got a reduced staff, given CDC recommendations, but they’re a mighty team who don’t mind stepping in to do whatever needs doing.
We continue to be grateful for our residents and their resilience in this hard season. We are thankful for our staff as they provide such good and compassionate care to our residents. With all of you, we applaud all personnel who find themselves on the frontline of combating this virus. And finally, we love you one and all, Boulder! Please take care of yourselves. And let us all keep up to date with the facts and best practices for flattening the curve of COVID-19.
Stay safe. Stay well,
The Academy Boulder