On July 13, The Culpeper started baseline testing of team members and residents in health care, assisted living and memory care in order to move to Phase II of the reopening processes for higher levels of care. A total of 298 tests were administered to 176 team members and 122 residents, 294 of the results have been returned. Four test results are pending for team member test results.
On July 18, The Culpeper received notification of zero residents testing positive and two team members testing positive for COVID-19. The two team members work in the dining services department. The management team reported the positive test results to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) per the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The team members are asymptomatic and are self-quarantining at home.
The management team is currently undergoing a detailed contact tracing process to determine who may have been in close contact with those who tested positive. Any resident or team member who is found to have been in contact with the positive team members will be notified.
Residents in assisted living, memory care and health care areas of the community are being closely monitored to ensure that everyone is in good health. The Culpeper management team has notified community members about possible exposure and has been in touch with VDH. The Culpeper team is following all the necessary precautions and guidelines set forth by CMS. Additionally, all team member is following disease transmission-based guidelines as set forth by VDH to limit the spread of the virus.
Everyone who enters the community is being screened daily, as recommended by CMS. Each team member has been educated regarding the process of self-reporting which includes travel history and signs/symptoms of respiratory illness.
Please check the COVID-19 communications hub at https://theculpeper.org/blog/covid19/ for up to date communications. Do not hesitate to contact any member of the leadership team with any questions or concerns at 540-825-2411.