We had zero new resident or staff positives in last week’s round of mass testing on February 18. This week’s mass testing will be on 2/24/2021. If we again have zero new positive cases, we may be deemed “outbreak free” the end of this month by the health department and will move back to random weekly testing of 25% of staff. Our third vaccination clinic will be on 2/24/2021 for those residents or staff members that missed their opportunity to be vaccinated.
As outlined in our previous update, we completed our first round of mass testing on February 4th after learning we had a new positive employee. As a result of this testing, we had 2 residents that tested positive and 2 new employees that tested positive. We are still waiting on the test results for 6 residents.
Even though we have started the roll out of the vaccine process in our country, state and Community, COVID-19 is and will be an on-going concern throughout this year. We were informed that one of our employees tested positive for the virus. This employee had tested negative in previous random testing that we have been doing but was tested again after being exposed to a positive individual outside of work. The health department has asked us to start testing all residents and staff again, and if we have no further positives over the next two weeks, we will return to our outbreak free status.