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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Public Health Investigates COVID-19 Outbreak at Advanced Dermatology

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Frisco location reports two cases among staff; all positive cases have been isolated and all known close contacts have been quarantined

Contact: Nicole Valentine, Public Affairs Coordinator, Summit County Public Health

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Public Health Department, in coordination with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at the Advanced Dermatology location in Frisco. The clinic has two confirmed cases among staff members.

Advanced Dermatology is a skin cancer and laser surgery center with several locations including Frisco. The two individuals were tested for COVID-19 on Oct. 20 and Oct. 23, after developing symptoms. Public Health received the positive test results on Oct. 20 and Oct. 25. 

According to management, Advanced Dermatology had implemented strict rules for all the clinics regarding mask wearing, symptom checking, and disinfecting after patients leave. Management in the Frisco office, however, were not supportive of quarantine orders and did not believe that the asymptomatic individuals needed to leave work. 

“It’s critical that individuals isolate or quarantine immediately to reduce the risk of transmission to clients, coworkers, and family.” Summit County Public Health Director Amy Wineland said. “While these individuals may not become terribly ill, increased transmission of the virus puts vulnerable members of the community at grave risk.  Additionally, we will all suffer the consequences of our rising case numbers if the state steps in and closes businesses in Summit County in order to mitigate the spread.”

The outbreak investigation at Advanced Dermatology in Frisco has concluded. The positive cases have been placed in isolation, and all close contacts identified have been placed under quarantine. 

“We are sorry we are in the midst of this pandemic together. Unfortunately, individual staff became COVID positive. They are asymptomatic and are being quarantined now. We continue to be committed to abiding by the COVID guidelines. We look forward to continuing to serve our community, as we have for over 30 years,” said Advanced Dermatology Practice Administrator Candice Borgonah.

Information on Summit County positive cases can be found on the COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

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