Update from the Administrator 10/15/2020
Dear Residents and Representatives,
I am happy to report that all residents and staff tested for COVID-19 from October 8th through October 13th have all tested negative for the virus. We are testing residents and staff again today and tomorrow. Those results will likely be in on Monday, October 19th. We will continue testing staff twice per week while Monroe County remains in the red category for the positive test rate. Residents will be tested at least once per week going forward. Additional testing for residents may be done if we deem it necessary following any positive test results.
Individuals (staff and residents) who tested positive in the past will not be retested until 3 months have passed from the date they tested positive per the CDC guidance. We are hoping our residents who tested positive during testing on 10/05/2020 will all make a full recovery soon.
I want to assure you that we continue to follow all CDC and CMS guidance to limit further transmission of the virus and provide the best possible care to all of our residents. I will keep you informed of any changes as we move forward. I also want to assure you that we will notify the residents and resident representatives as soon as possible if we have any further positive tests. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns!
I want to urge all of you to take the virus seriously! The people most at risk of complications of the virus need your help! We can all make a difference by following these common sense guidelines until the virus is under control: Wear a mask when around others, avoid large gatherings and wash/sanitize your hands frequently.
Linda Smith NHA