As you know, we test all of our staff weekly for Covid-19. We had one employee who tested positive for Covid-19 on 9/25/2020. This required that we quarantine the facility for at least 14-days. All residents were tested on that same date, and all tested negative. All residents will be retested on 10/8/2020.
If all testing for staff and residents comes back negative on this round, we can begin our Essential Caregiver visits. Our September newsletter contains a letter regarding the program, requirements of participation and an application. Please call a member of our Covid Committee if you have any questions about the Essential Caregiver Program. We’re looking forward to see more of our families!
We have offered the flu vaccination to all of our residents and had 97% compliance. We will offer the flu vaccine to our staff next week. We strongly encourage all who come in contact with our residents to consider being vaccinated. The flu is particularly hard on compromised seniors, but with the added risk of Covid-19 we are even more concerned about keeping our residents safe.
We hope that the additions to our website will make updating you easier and more timely. If you have any suggestions for the Covid communication portion of our website, please let me know.