December 23: COVID-19 Update

On December 23, The Culpeper’s management team became aware of two team members who tested positive for COVID-19. The first team member is asymptomatic and was tested as part of the baseline testing conducted on December 21. The second team member became symptomatic and tested positive on December 21. These team members primarily work in the healthcare center, but do not work in direct care.

Contact tracing revealed that these team members did not have direct contact with residents, but it was reported that one of these team members had contact with another team member outside of the community. All three team members will self-quarantine at home when the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) until return-to-work criteria are met.

Both VDH and all licensing agencies were notified of these positive results. The areas where these team members work will temporarily have limited access, and health care residents will receive meals on paper products until further notice per VDH’s recommendation. Team member testing will continue twice a week in the healthcare center due to the county positivity rate. All residents in the rehab to home neighborhood are still in isolation and healthcare residents continue to be tested weekly, per VDH recommendations.

Visitation is still 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. To help prevent the further spread of the virus, The Culpeper’s team strongly urges residents and family members to continue to stay at home this holiday season.

Check the COVID-19 communications hub for up to date communications. Questions or concerns may be submitted via email at [email protected] or 540-825-2411.