January 13, 2022
Dear fellow families,
Since our last update we have had 9 resident and 8 staff members test positive for Covid-19. Thankfully, we have discontinued isolation precautions for 21 positive residents today. We currently have 16 residents on positive precautions and 9 staff members that are currently furloughed due to a positive test. All residents and staff have mild to no symptoms.
Please be aware that each family is notified individually of Covid-19 positive results and any other change in a resident’s condition. Our staff will be calling designated family members with current updates on those who are positive. We are doing our best to provide physical, emotional and spiritual care to all to your loved ones.
As you may still visit at this time, we ask that if you can, try to limit or stop visiting until things calm down. When visiting a unit/room that is on a quarantine/isolation precautions you are required to wear PPE (which will be provided by the facility) when entering the room, please read the CDC instructions on how to properly don and doff the PPE located on the resident’s door. If you have any Covid-19 symptoms or tested positive for Covid-19 please do not visit.
Visitors are required to wear a well-fitting non-surgical paper mask or a mask of higher quality (i.e., surgical mask, KN95 or N95) at all times during any visitation at the facility. If the visitor wishes, a cloth mask may be placed over the paper mask. The masks must cover both the nose and the mouth. The facility will provide surgical masks for those that need. All visitors are required to physically distance from facility personnel and other patients/residents/visitors that are not directly associated with the specific resident(s) being visited by that individual.
All visitors are required to provide a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result taken one day prior to visitation for antigen tests and two days prior to visitation for NAAT (e.g. PCR) tests. All visitors may use either NAAT testing or antigen testing. This means, for example, that a test for a Sunday visit should be conducted no earlier than Saturday if it’s an antigen test or Friday if it’s a PCR test. Any PCR or antigen test used must either have Emergency Use Authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or be operating per the Laboratory Developed Test requirements by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. For those that don’t have an acceptable negative result the facility will test you upon entry and you will need to wait for a negative result to conduct the visit.
As a reminder, you can find all our Covid-19 updates on our website. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.
Mr. Harvey Bauer, LNHA