April 21, 2022
Late last night, we were made aware of a skilled nursing team member that tested positive for COVID-19. Immediate testing has been completed on team members and residents that has since identified one positive skilled nursing resident. That resident has been moved to our isolated COVID-19 unit. We are awaiting further test results at this time.
As a result of the positive tests, we are moving both units into increased precautions. All team members will be tested a minimum of 1X per week, must wear an N-95 mask and eye protection at all times, and a gown during resident care. We have transitioned to in-room dining and suspended group activities on the second floor. First floor dining room and activities are resuming as normal for the time being. Visitation in skilled nursing is still open per CMS regulation but we ask that all visitors continue to wear a mask at all times while visiting and ensure they are checking in at the kiosk at the main entrance.
As a result of the recent positive team member, memory support also remains in increased precautions. Since the original positive, all team members and residents have tested negative. All team members will continue to be tested a minimum of 1X per week, must wear an N-95 mask and eye protection at all times, and wear a gown during resident care. Per Department of Human Services regulations, visitation is currently still suspended for a minimum of 7 days from the positive test unless you have been approved for compassionate care visitation. We will open for visitation again as soon as regulations allow.
Personal care remains COVID-19 free and is open to visitation. team members in personal care should review the PPE and testing guidelines to ensure the proper PPE and testing guidelines are being met.
Thank you all for your continued diligence. We pray this will be short-lived so that we can go back to open visitation across the community and provide meaningful and enriching dining and activity experiences throughout. Please continue to keep our residents and team members in your prayers.