Dear Residents and Family Members,
Ongoing resident and staff testing did reveal two new cases of COVID among our resident population and two new cases of staff positives. We have had other residents turn negative. That brings the total COVID positive residents in-house to 11 and staff to 4. All residents and staff continue to be doing well, with general cold symptoms as the primary condition. Again, I must again stress the importance of practicing proper infection control protocols while in the facility to keep our residents, employees, and visitors safe. Regardless of the vaccination status of visitors, proper mask wearing is mandatory. I understand it may not be comfortable, and many of us do not wear masks in other places, and some of you may disagree. However, first and foremost, the residents and employees are our responsibility, and this is one of the most effective ways to protect them. No changes have been made to our visitation policy, but please refrain from visiting if you are not feeling well or have been exposed on the outside. With the holidays upon us, please use proper judgment in taking any of the residents out on pass for gatherings. As we have seen from one resident, being exposed and turning positive causes a spread to many others in this environment rapidly. Please remember Facetime calls can be set up with the recreation department at Ext 423 to limit the amount of traffic and possible exposure to our residents.
Kelly Moteiro, MS RN Acting Administrator