Update from the Administrator 12-15-2022
Dear Residents, Families and Representatives,
We had one staff person test positive for COVID-19 today. We are reviewing contacts to determine if there were any close contacts with residents and staff. We will test anyone identified as having close contact with the staff person as defined by CDC guidance.
Rolling Hills is now considered to be in outbreak status. We will continue to monitor residents for symptoms. All residents and staff who develop any symptoms will be tested. Staff are wearing masks at all times and residents are encouraged to wear masks when out of their room or when coming in close contact with others. Other infection prevention strategies are in place including disinfection of surfaces, good hand washing and use of hand sanitizer, and maintaining distance when possible.
Residents, staff and visitors are strongly encouraged to stay up to date with vaccinations against COVID and influenza. Vaccination provides the best defense against serious illness, hospitalization and death. Older Age, pre-existing medical conditions and certain medications may lower the immune system and put the individual at higher risk of contracting COVID and having a more serious illness. Using multiple strategies like vaccination, wearing a mask and good hand hygiene improves the odds of avoiding COVID and reduce the chance of serious illness.
Monroe County is also experiencing a lot of influenza, RSV and strep throat in the past few weeks. Thus far our residents have managed to avoid most of it. Please be cautious and use good infection prevention practices such as wearing a mask and washing your hands prior to and after visiting. Families and friends of residents should not visit when experiencing any signs of illness to prevent spreading it to others within our home. We are happy to help coordinate a virtual visit or phone call until you feel well again and can visit in person. Residents are still allowed visits and outings with families and friends while we are in outbreak status.
We will keep you up to date if any new cases of COVID are identified.
Linda Smith NHA