SeaCliff Assisted Living
18851 Florida Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
October 23, 2020
Dear Residents and Families,
As I am sure many of you are aware, the country is experiencing another increase in reported COVID cases. 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. Given these factors, the CDC guidelines indicate the risk to our residents is lower.
However, be assured we are following all CDC and local health department guidelines in both determining the employee’s possible return to work date and any additional precautions that will be taken upon the employee’s return to work. We also will continue:
- Requiring that all staff wear masks and practice social distancing when in the facility and encourage staff to do so while off duty outside of the facility;
- Strongly encourage all residents to wear masks when outside of their room and when interacting with others; and
- Assess and check temperatures of all staff and essential visitors (external healthcare providers, end-of-life visitors) upon entry into the building; and
- Monitor all staff and residents for any signs and symptoms of the virus.
- Indoor visitation will continue to be restricted to only end-of-life compassionate visitation and essential external health providers, but outside family visitation will continue with the restrictions currently in place;
We continue to take all recommended actions to minimize the spread of this virus. This includes:
- Continuing to suspend resident external activities;
- Suspending large group activities within the building like bingo, but, as advised by Orange County Public Health, small group activities with 3-5 people (to allow sufficient space to spread participants out) can continue; and
- Continuing to conduct more frequent cleanings of all high touch surfaces in common areas throughout the building.
We monitor local health department, CDC and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) communications regarding any changes we can safely make regarding the current restrictions.
Out of an abundance of caution, we will be conducting tests of all staff and residents now and again in 7 days.
As is usual, we will notify residents’ primary physicians and designated family members of any changes in their loved one’s condition, whether potentially related to COVID-19 or not.
We will keep you updated as any changes at the facility occur. Please reach out with questions, concerns, or requests for assistance.