December 16: COVID-19 Update

On December 15, The Culpeper’s management team became aware that a non-direct care team member who worked in the memory support neighborhood tested positive for COVID-19. The team member has been removed from the schedule and is recovering at home per the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) guidance until return-to-work criteria are met.

Contact tracing revealed that the team member had no direct contact with residents or other team members. Currently, no additional team members or residents are symptomatic.
The Culpeper team continues to closely monitor all residents in the healthcare, assisted living and memory support neighborhoods to ensure everyone is in good health. Both VDH and all licensing agencies were notified of the positive result. The Culpeper’s team continues to follow all recommendations from VDH to prevent the spread of the virus.

Visitation remains suspended until further notice for all main building residents to include outdoor visits and memory support courtyard visits. Zoom, Skype and window visits will continue with appropriate reservations. Communal dining and activities continue accordingly.

All residents are discouraged from community outings other than medically necessary appointments. The Culpeper’s team urges all residents and team members to keep in mind that the current community positivity rate (33.6%) is in the red zone. Please proceed cautiously with daily activities during the holiday season.

Questions or concerns may be submitted via email at [email protected] or 540-825-2411.