In this time of Thanksgiving we must start our weekly update by saying, "Thank You."
Thank you to our team members for showing up each day to care for our residents. For going above and beyond for the past nine months. Thank you for taking precautions at work and in your personal lives to help keep our residents and your coworkers safe. We are proud of our team.
Thank you to our residents who have shown such resilience and support. Thank you for being a constant joy for our teams.
Thank you to friends and family for your support and understanding. We know that these precautions have been hard, and that you miss visiting your loved one. We miss you as well.
We are also very thankful at hearing good news in the production of a vaccine and the efforts to prioritize those in healthcare and senior living. We are hopeful that this means we can see you all in our communities, hugging your loved ones, again soon.
We have continued required testing for residents and staff. Testing results from this last week indicate that all resident tests are negative. There have been four positive results for employees, all of whom have been off site and will remain so until considered recovered according to CDC guidelines.
Resident and staff testing will continue until there are two complete cycles (14 days) with all negative results and then resume to weekly testing of staff. We will keep you updated if we receive any additional positive test results.
We currently do not have any residents or additional staff with Covid-19 symptoms. We will continue with routine monitoring of all residents and notify direct contacts a family member exhibits symptoms or receives positive test results.
We are scheduling virtual visits at this time.
Resident and staff safety is our top priority, including staying in very close communication with the local health authority and state licensing officials. Please know that we have been and are continuing to strictly adhere to all infection control protocols and mandated guidelines. We want you to know that we will continue to take every precaution to prevent the spread of infection.