December 31, 2020
In effort to keep our residents, families, and team members informed and up to date on all our COVID-19 prevention efforts, we felt the need to communicate additional information we received since yesterday’s communication.
Additional tests from memory support residents and team members came back negative. We continue to test residents routinely and test all team member twice a week to ensure we are identifying any additional spread immediately.
There are no new updates from Personal Care. All tests have continued to come back negative and residents continue to enjoy being able to enjoy each other’s company during physically distanced communal dining and limited group activities.
We had one resident in Skilled Nursing test positive. They are showing no signs or symptoms at this time, but we have moved them to our COVID isolation unit and will continue to monitor them closely. One team member tested positive but has not worked or had any resident contact for over two weeks. Appropriate precautions continue to be taken throughout the Skilled Nursing Facility. All Residents continue to be tested weekly at this point with all team members being tested twice a week.
Great Rock Home Care
Two Great Rock Home Care caregivers tested positive as well. One of them has not had any resident exposure. The other caregiver had worked with residents during their infectious period. All residents who had contact with this individual have been notified, will be tested and will be in precautionary quarantine for 14 days to monitor them for any signs and symptoms of COVID.
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community will be having its first vaccination day for skilled nursing team members and residents on January 18, 2021. We do not have information about vaccinating residents and team members outside of Skilled Nursing. We will keep you updated as we get new information. If you haven’t already, you should be receiving a small packet with a letter, consent forms, and Pfizer vaccine information. If you are a skilled nursing team member, resident or family member, please ensure both consent forms are returned to us no later than January 11, 2021.
It has been a tough year for everyone. We appreciate your continued prayers and support as we press on into 2021. While many questions remain unanswered and so many things remain uncertain, we can trust in God’s provision and blessings over our residents, team members and our community.
Happy New Year!