Update from the Administrator 12-17-2020
Dear Residents, Families and Representatives,
I am happy to report that all resident and staff COVID tests from Monday, 12/14 and Tuesday 12/15 were negative! Thankfully, we have not had any new resident cases identified since 11/30. All living areas are off quarantine at this time. The remaining residents on the COVID units have been able to return to their previous rooms. We have closed the COVID unit but will have it ready to activate should the need arise again.
We continue with testing staff twice per week and residents once per week while the Monroe County rate of infections remain high. We also continue to screen staff and monitor for symptoms in residents. We will do additional testing if any individual shows symptoms. It is critical to keep our guard up and be ready to implement quarantine immediately if new cases pop up in staff or residents. It is so important to continue to be cautious, wear masks, do good handwashing, keep physical distance from others when able and avoid gatherings. We are not out of the woods yet and as long as the virus is spreading in our community it puts our residents at risk!
We are preparing to provide vaccinations against COVID-19 in partnership with Walgreens. Residents and healthcare workers are a high priority to receive vaccines because of the very serious consequences of contracting the virus for nursing home and long term care residents. Consents and information sheets are being sent out this week! It is very important to respond and return consent forms for the vaccination as soon as you receive them. We want to ensure we receive enough vaccine so all our residents who wish to receive the shot can get it. I believe that we will be scheduling the clinic in January. The date will be announced once plans are finalized.
Please reach out with any questions!
Linda Smith NHA