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COVID-19 Family Letter

March 8, 2021

Residents, Families and Partners:

We wanted to provide you another update regarding COVID in our Community.

In our most recent staff and resident mass testing on February 24, we again had zero new positive cases.  We have been deemed “outbreak free” by the health department, and we are moving back to random weekly testing of 25% of staff.

Since our last update, we had our third vaccination clinic will be on 2/24/2021 for those residents or staff members that missed their opportunity to be vaccinated.  We do not yet know if there will be any future on-site vaccination clinics.  If we have new residents or current residents who were unable to be fully vaccinated, we will work, as needed with the resident and their primary care provider to seek ways for the resident to be vaccinated if they choose to do so.

Outdoor visitation continues.  If you would like an appointment, please contact the Community. The restrictions outlined in our previous update regarding group activities and visitation will continue.  We will let you know our “outbreak free” status changes any of our current restrictions.

Even with our negative test results, we continue to monitor all residents for signs and symptoms of the virus or any other change in condition and will contact residents’ responsible parties and primary healthcare providers if any change is noted and to discuss next steps.

Please continue to reach out with questions, concerns, or requests for assistance.

Respectfully,

Joanna Enriquez

Executive Director

 

COVID-19 Family Letter

February 24, 2021

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

 

Here are our most recent updates regarding COVID in our Community.

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. Read more

COVID-19 Virus Update

February 10, 2021

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

 

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. Read more

COVID-19 News

February 4, 2021

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

 

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.

This staff member is currently quarantining at home and their return-to-work date will be determined following local health department and CDC guidance. Read more

Burning, Itching Blisters: 5 Things to Know About Shingles

You probably don’t remember having chickenpox as a child or getting a chickenpox vaccine. You probably haven’t given the illness a passing thought in decades. But you might want to think about it now. While chickenpox is usually an illness reserved for children, it can come roaring back in adulthood as shingles.

 

If you have had chickenpox, you are at risk of shingles, and you won’t soon forget the severe pain it can cause. There is no telling if and when shingles will strike, but luckily there are vaccines available to help prevent it. Here are a few things you should know about shingles. Read more

Flu Season Is Just around the Corner: 5 Things Seniors Should Know

When flu season strikes, it often hits hard and fast. The symptoms can knock a person down, forcing them to spend a week in bed or take a trip to the hospital. Seniors ages 65 and older have a higher risk of severe flu complications, accounting for up to 70 percent of hospitalizations from the virus and up to 85 percent of the deaths each year.

Here are five things you should know about the flu and the flu vaccine this fall. Read more