COVID-19 7/6/20 Update

July 6, 2020

Residents, Families and Partners,

As promised, we wanted to provide you another update.  As stated in our previous letter, we continually monitor residents for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and assess employees for signs and symptoms or exposure to the virus.  We also stated that when we had first notice of the recent positive employees and residents, we were having some additional residents tested for the virus.  We were informed that out of the 8 residents that were tested, 5 have come back as positive for COVID-19.  We have five other residents who were tested over the weekend or will be tested in the next day or two and will be isolated pending testing and the receipt of results.  Of the 9 now positive individuals, 4 have been sent out of the Community for treatment and the rest remain in the facility under isolation.  All of the families of these residents have been notified and are regularly updated as to their health status.

As per our previous communication, we continue to ask that you report any changes in conditions in yourself or your loved one within the Community If you or your resident loved one are experiencing any health changes or need any other assistance, please let us know. We’re also asking that residents stay in their room as much as possible while COVID test results are pending. We work closely with the hospitals and Primary Care Physicians who advise us on steps we should be taking.

As we have throughout this pandemic, we will continue to keep you updated about what is happening at our community.  We will also notify you with any concerns we have related to you or your loved one’s health status.

We remain in close contact with the local health department and will work to implement any additional actions they recommend. We will continue to offer virtual visits but have suspended window visits at this time. You can schedule those visits with Lilian.

Please continue to reach out with questions, concerns, or requests for assistance.

If you have an immediate concern, please email Tristess or myself our phone lines are often busy, especially after hours and on weekends as that seems to be when all 92 resident’s family members call.  As always, please keep all of us in your thoughts and prayers.

Carolyn Lynch, Executive Director