December 5: COVID-19 Update

The Culpeper’s management team continues to extend a great deal of gratitude to all of you for your support and understanding during this time. As a reminder, Culpeper County’s current positivity rate remains in the red zone and we are doing everything we can, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), to keep our residents, team members and their families safe and healthy. With that said, we are writing to report one additional COVID positive result of a team member.

On December 5, The Culpeper’s management team became aware of an additional non-direct care team member who tested positive for COVID-19. The team member works in all levels of care within our community, and last worked Friday, November 27th. The team member became symptomatic and was tested by The Culpeper on December 1st. This team member is recovering at home per VDH guidance until return to work criteria is met. Contact tracing revealed that the team member had no direct contact with residents or other team members.

The Culpeper team continues to closely monitor all residents in the healthcare, assisted living and memory care areas to ensure everyone is in good health. Both VDH and all licensing agencies were notified of these positive results. 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 the ongoing high community positivity rate and proceed cautiously with daily activities.

Check the COVID-19 communications hub at https://culpeperretirement.org/blog/covid19/ for up to date communications. Questions or concerns may be submitted via email at [email protected] or 540-825-2411.