Second Update from Administrator for September 10th
Dear Residents and Representatives,
The remainder of the staff tests have been received and all are negative for COVID-19. We had a total of 2 positive staff in this week’s testing. Any staff who test positive or have a known exposure to a COVID positive person are kept out of work until they have completed the mandatory quarantine period. Those individuals who had symptoms are monitored and only return after they meet all CDC guidelines for return to work.
I am happy to report that all residents tested negative this week.
We will be testing all residents and staff again this week on Monday and Tuesday. I apologize that results are so slow in returning. The labs are processing large numbers of tests the past few weeks.
We continue to screen staff and monitor residents for signs or symptoms of illness. Residents and resident representatives will be notified directly if they test positive for the virus or have a known exposure to a COVID positive individual.
All family visits will continue to be on hold until testing shows that we have no further positive staff or residents. Window visits, phone calls and video visits will continue so please continue to stay in touch with your loved ones!
Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns!
Linda Smith NHA