June 2, 2021
Dear residents and families,
Today we learned that a test completed last week, has come back positive. The individual is an employee who works in Health Care Dining. Unfortunately, this is going to require us to close the Health Care Center to indoor in-person visitation once again. We will be able to host window visits, outdoor in-person visits and electronic visits. Please schedule your visit through our website or by calling Health Care life enrichment. End of Life and other compassionate care visits may continue as per our guidelines.
This exposure will cause us to continue outbreak testing where all employees and residents will be tested weekly. We will be able to end outbreak precautions and open to indoor in-person visitors once we experience 14 days with no new positive staff or residents. We will communicate when we are able to reopen.
The Personal Care center is unaffected by this exposure and still on track to reopen assuming this week’s testing shows no positivity for any residents or staff from Personal Care. We will announce when all the test results have been collected.
As both care areas are currently closed to indoor visitation, we must close the common areas between the Health Care and Personal Care center to visitors. This includes the Health Care/Personal Care lobby, the credit union, the front desk, and the Village Café. These areas can be entered by our Independent Living Residents or guests arriving for appropriately scheduled compassionate care or outdoor visits. Please always wear your mask and do not remain in these areas for longer than necessary.
Other than the limitation on the areas mentioned above Independent Living has no new limitations due to this new positive employee. You may continue to use all common areas in Independent Living, such as activity spaces and lobbies.
Thank you all for being patient through this situation. We understand that regular visits are essential for our residents and their loved ones. We are sorry that we are not able to accommodate these visits as freely as normal.
Timothy Mock, CEO