As you are aware from our calls and in-person communications to you all over the past months, we have had additional positive cases for our residents and our staff. We currently stand at two currently open positive cases for residents and one for staff. Our last mass testing of residents and staff was on January 13, January 20 and January 21. We are scheduled for the next mass testing for residents and staff on January 28. These will continue until we have been deemed “outbreak free” by the local health department after a period of time with no new positive cases.
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We have just learned that one of our staff members has tested positive for COVID. The staff member was last in the community on October 16, 2020. The staff member started experiencing symptoms on October 19th and stayed home until testing was undergone. We have every reason to believe the employee was exposed outside of our community. When the staff member was in the building, all appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) was used and good social distancing was practiced when not providing care.
As I am sure many of you are aware, California is experiencing an increase in the reported COVID cases. We have just learned that two of our residents that were roommates have tested positive for COVID. As a result, certain restrictions will be either be put back in place or be implemented for the first time in an effort to mitigate the spread of the infection and protect our residents and staff.
As some states begin to “reopen,” our family members and residents understandably want to know when community restrictions may be lifted. Current visitation restrictions will continue at this time. However, we have begun allowing scheduled visits on the front porch with the following restrictions…
We want to reiterate our thanks for all of your support and continued patience as we work through this crisis. As promised, we are providing you with an update on what is going on in our community related to the COVID-19 virus. We still have no residents that are showing signs or symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.
We are happy to report, we continue to have NO residents or staff with a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, or showing signs or symptoms of illness. I understand that there has been some confusion between our assisted living facility with the skilled nursing facility, Sea Cliff Healthcare Center, that shares our campus. We are aware that the skilled nursing facility has had at least one patient with a positive COVID-19 test finding.
In accordance with the recent guidance provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, we are limiting all visitation until further notice.