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.
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.