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.
Our last communication shared that a positive test result necessitated testing of all residents and staff. Since then we have received positive results for a total of two residents and nine employees. All positive employees remain off site until considered recovered and able to return to work following CDC guidelines.
Per the Health Department's directive, we are currently testing residents and staff, twice weekly. We will continue with routine monitoring of all residents and notify responsible parties if loved one's exhibit symptoms or receive positive test results.
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.