August 12: COVID-19 Update
The Culpeper’s management team has become aware of a resident who lives in the terrace level healthcare center, known as the rehab to home neighborhood, has tested positive for COVID-19 while at the hospital. The resident remains at the hospital currently. No other healthcare residents are exhibiting signs of COVID. All resident representatives, licensing agencies and the Virginia Department of Health have been notified.
As a proactive measure, in response to the recent cases and to limit the viral spread, all residents in the terrace level rehab to home neighborhood have been placed on isolation and are under close observation. Communal dining and communal activities have been suspended for the rehab to home neighborhood. All team members working on the terrace level in all neighborhoods, have upgraded their PPE use to N95 masks, and continue to use proper hand washing and hand sanitization techniques.
Visitation to terrace level, in the health care center, continues to be suspended, effective August 9th. Compassionate care visits will continue as deemed appropriate by leadership team members. Visitation will continue for memory care and assisted living.
Additionally, COVID testing for all terrace level team members and residents was completed on August 10, we are still in the process of receiving the results. However, we have become aware that a non-direct care, administrative employee has tested positive from the August 10 testing. Contact tracing was completed and no direct resident or team member high risk exposures were identified. Licensing agencies and the V.D.H. have been notified with no new recommendations at this time. We will continue with testing per Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidelines. Our next planned terrace level team member and resident testing will be held on August 17, 2021, we will keep you updated on any further positive results and/or protocol changes.
The Culpeper’s team urges all residents and team members to remain vigilant regarding mask-wearing, social distancing, and proper hand hygiene.
Check the COVID-19 communications hub at https://culpeperretirement.org/blog/covid19/ for up to date communications. Questions or concerns may be submitted via email at email@example.com or 540-825-2411.