Update from the Administrator 11-13-2020
Dear Residents and Representatives,
Residents tested for COVID-19 November 9th and 10th have all tested negative for the virus! We have not had any residents test positive since October 5th.
We had two staff test positive from testing on 11/5 and an additional two staff that tested positive through clinic testing at the beginning of this week. Staff tested at Rolling Hills on 11/9- 11/10 were negative. We will continue to keep all staff who have a possible exposure, have symptoms or test positive off of work until they meet all CDC criteria for return to work. We know it is critical to keep this virus away from our residents and catching cases through testing before they develop symptoms helps minimize the risk to residents and other staff.
Daily screening and monitoring of residents will continue. Staff will be tested twice weekly and residents once weekly until the positivity rate for Monroe County declines. If residents have symptoms they will be tested immediately. Universal use of masks and face shields will continue and additional protective equipment used for any symptomatic residents and new admissions,
I will continue to keep you updated on the status of resident and staff test results.
Please follow public health guidance such as masking, social distancing and no gatherings to help reduce the spread of the virus. Community spread of the illness is at critically high levels and hospitals are stretched to maximum capacity. None of us can assume that small family or friend gatherings are safe right now. Much of the community spread is happening because people feel safe around family and friends and don’t take protective measures. I urge all of you to do your best to stop this virus in its tracks. My most sincere wish is that all of our residents, families and staff stay healthy.
Linda Smith NHA