Update from Administrator 11-21-23
Dear Residents, Families and Representatives,
We were notified today that we had one staff person test positive for COVID. Any time we have one or more staff or residents test positive for COVID it is considered an outbreak. We will be in outbreak status until we have 14 days with no new resident or staff cases. We will conduct testing for all staff or residents who may have had close exposure to the staff person.
We continue actively monitoring residents for symptoms. Symptoms of COVID-19 include runny/stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, body aches, diarrhea, vomiting and headache. Residents should notify staff immediately if they are not feeling well.
Residents who haven’t yet received their new COVID vaccine or flu vaccine and wish to get it should notify their nurse. The Monroe County Health Department was here last week Friday to do our COVID vaccine clinic. We are encouraging both residents and staff to get the up to date vaccine!
Thank you to our visitors who are wearing masks when in our public spaces to help protect all of our residents! Masks may be removed when visiting in the room with the residents if you wish but please keep in mind the level of risk and the wishes of the resident. Masks are mandatory for staff at all times. Hospitalization rates are up for COVID in our area and other respiratory illnesses are also at high levels recently. It is definitely the season!
If visitors have any symptoms of illness they should postpone visiting until they are feeling better and symptoms are gone! We all want to visit with loved ones at the holidays, however, holiday gatherings may bring more than just good cheer! A little extra caution can help ensure that we all have a healthy, happy holiday season.
Linda Smith LNHA