COVID-19 Update: Testing Plan Details

COVID-19 Update: Testing Plan Details

The Culpeper’s leadership team continues all efforts to move forward with the very restricted regulations surrounding COVID-19. The community remains COVID-19 free as the upcoming baseline testing—scheduled for Monday, July 13—approaches. The first round of testing will include all staff and all residents who live and work in the main building at all levels of care. Cottage residents will not be tested. A required second round of testing is planned for July 21 for all healthcare residents and healthcare staff only. This date is subject to change pending the results of round one testing on July 13.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has partnered with the National Guard to conduct the mandatory testing on July 13. Team members will be tested in the assembly room while resident testing will be completed room to room. General timeframes for each floor and neighborhood will be shared once confirmed. Please be flexible and save the date. Those who refuse to be tested will need to follow strict guidelines for quarantining. Please contact community leadership with any questions.

The leadership team appreciates the patience of residents, staff and families as we take this necessary step to move out of phase one by completing the baseline testing required by VDH and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The successful completion and 100% negative results are necessary to enter phase two, which permits small group activities and limited communal dining. Healthcare residents and staff are required to complete two rounds of testing, with 100% negative results before the entire building can proceed to phase two.

All residents will need to complete a consent form prior to the July 13 testing. Please complete the consent form and return it as soon as possible. Those not returned by July 8 will be contacted by phone for verbal consent. Staff will sign the required consent form on test day.

Please continue to contact staff members to arrange window visits, or call with other questions or needs. Again, the leadership team appreciates the support of residents, team members, and families as the community continues to make progress during these most difficult times.