October 9, 2020
Dear Residents and families,
We are writing to provide you additional updates regarding COVID-19, or Coronavirus, and our continued preventive actions.
This letter is to notify you that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of today, October 9, 2020. After an extensive investigation including contact tracing, it was determined the staff member acquired the virus outside of the facility and the likelihood of him infecting residents is nominal.
We have notified the local and state health officials and will continue to work with the agencies to ensure resident and staff safety. The facility has been conducting bi-weekly and weekly testing of staff which is mandated by the state health department. The testing frequency is predicated on our local county positivity rate which currently is at 4.3% necessitating weekly testing. We will continue to test all staff per regulation and can utilize our rapid response analyzer for any resident, staff, contractor, etc. exhibiting any signs or symptoms.
The safety of our residents and families continues to be our top priority and we are doing all we can to protect those we serve. The aggressive infection control measures implemented continue to be our top priority and we appreciate everyone's support during this difficult time.
In the meantime, please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.
Paul Foltz – Administrator