Canyon Creek Memory Care assisted living facility in Billings, Montana, was offered free, voluntary surveillance coronavirus testing for residents and staff by the state of Montana on June 16 but declined, health officials say. Now, almost all of the residents and staff at the Facility have Covid-19, and eight residents have already died of the disease, according to officials.
Koelsch Senior Communities runs the facility. Koelsch Senior Communities runs more than 35 facilities in eight states across the country, according to its website. The eight deaths at Canyon Creek make up almost 25% of the state’s death toll and more than 60% of the county death toll.