Visitation and Testing News
SeaCliff Assisted Living
18851 Florida Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
January 22, 2021
Dear Residents and Families:
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.
The positive staff member remains quarantined in their home and positive residents remain isolated in their rooms receiving cares from dedicated staff under heightened infection control procedures. This quarantine and isolation will continue for a period of time recommended by CDC and local health guidance depending on the circumstances of each individual case.
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.
As we currently have positive cases in our building, we have made the following changes:
- Group activities have been suspended; and
- Communal dinning has been suspended and residents are served all meals in their apartments.
Currently, we have visitation limited for non-COVID positive residents (unless for end-of-life visits or by essential healthcare providers) to:
- Monday through Friday; 9am, 11am, 2pm
- For 30 minute increments; and
- Please call us to reserve a time slot for these limited hours.
We can also facilitate your ability to connect with your loved one online through video chat services like FaceTime or other online services. Please contact us if you need assistance with this process.
We are excited to announce that our first in-house vaccination clinic to administer the vaccine to our residents and staff is now scheduled for Monday, February 22. We will provide you with more details, including times, and we will be sending out consent forms to be complete by residents or residents’ active POAs or legal guardians in order to obtain the vaccine.
Vaccines are voluntary. However, if a resident’s health or other circumstances permit a resident to receive a vaccine, we hope you/they will take advantage of this opportunity.
Please remember that the benefits of the vaccine will not be experienced until sometime after receiving the second dose between 21 – 28 days after the initial dose (depending on the manufacturer of the vaccine received). Therefore, masking, good hand hygiene and social distancing will continue for some time into this year as the vaccine rolls out throughout the country. We are happy that we are able to provide this service to our residents and staff soon.
As is usual, we continue to monitor residents for any changes in their health or condition and will notify residents’ primary physicians and designated family members of any changes, whether potentially related to COVID-19 or not, and discuss next steps.
Thank you for your support during this surge in our Community and the state and country as a whole. We will keep you updated as any changes at the facility occur. Please reach out with questions, concerns, or requests for assistance.