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COVID Communcations Hub

Since the beginning of the pandemic, The Culpeper’s leadership team has been working diligently to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The safety, security and health of all our residents is our chief concern. To that end, The Culpeper’s leadership team continues to ask that all team members, residents and visitors follow the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an effort to limit the virus’s impact.

The Culpeper’s team will continue with interventions already in place to reduce the risk of virus introduction and transmission.

These interventions include, but are not limited to:

  • Screening all individuals who enter the community
  • Ongoing education for team members and residents regarding infection control practices
  • Appropriate cleaning and disinfecting, particularly for common areas, shared spaces and high-touch surfaces
  • Wearing facemasks for everyone on campus, except during dining
  • Residents, team members and visitors are encouraged to maintain a social distance to the extent possible
  • Monitoring residents’ health and rapid identification/response to signs of illness
  • Encouraging/educating residents and team members on the importance of self-reporting any signs of illness and possible exposure to a positive or suspected COVID-19 case

The Culpeper’s leadership team encourages personal protective measures, including, but not limited to:

  • Wear facemasks except during dining
  • Frequent handwashing
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home and report to a community team member if you experience any signs of illness, even mild

Re-Opening Update

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a new regulation regarding COVID-19 testing requirements for team members and residents in the healthcare area. Testing required under this new regulation will begin at The Culpeper next week. Additional details are available online.
  • The Culpeper management team is excited to share that the most recent round of baseline testing has been concluded with all negative results. There have been no new onset COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days. As a result, effective Monday, September 28, The Culpeper will permit visitations through multiple different means, using thoughtful processes that include appropriate infection control measures. Details are available online.

Community Contact

If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to The Culpeper’s Executive Director Jim Jacobsen at 540-321-1301. Questions may be submitted via email at covidquestions@lifespireliving.org.

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Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization

Virginia Department of Health

Leading Age of Virginia

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services