December 10, 2020
Dear Residents and Families:
We want to provide you an update with what is going on in our Community related to COVID. Since our last update, we did mass testing of our staff and residents. We have a total of 14 residents who have tested positive, and 9 staff members.
In light of these developments, we are temporarily suspending all window visitation. We are happy to facilitate phone calls and video calls with your loved ones. Compassionate/End-of-Life visitation and visits by essential healthcare providers will also continue. Thank you in advance for your understanding.
The positive employees are quarantined at home and return to work dates will be determined following local health department and CDC guidance.
The positive residents remain in the building but are being temporarily relocated to our COVID sections apart from the residents who are not infected. They are receiving cares using heightened infection control measures.
Our next round of mass testing will occur on Monday, December 14. We will immediately notify residents, residents’ primary care providers and responsible parties/families upon receiving the results. We continue to monitor residents for signs and symptoms of the virus, and if anything is noted, we will contact a resident’s physician and responsible party to discuss next steps.
We will provide a general update once we receive more of the test results.
Given these new positive cases and the overall surge in cases in the state and country, we continue to encourage residents (and ask families to encourage residents) to:
- Not take trips outside of the building if at all possible (we can work with residents to assist them to obtain anything they may need or to connect with friends/family);
- When outside of their rooms:
- Wear masks;
- Practice good hand hygiene; and
- Engage in social distancing.
We will continue to keep you updated as any changes at the facility occur. Please reach out with questions, concerns, or requests for assistance.