February 11: COVID-19 Update

The Culpeper’s management team is pleased to report that all team members tested negative for COVID-19 during baseline testing on Monday, February 8. However, the team became aware of one resident who tested positive for COVID-19.  The resident, who resides in memory support, is in isolation. The resident’s representative, the Department of Social Services and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) have been notified. Due to this recent resident case, residents in the memory support neighborhoods will continue to quarantine.

However, the team is am excited to share The Culpeper’s progress and plans for enhancing resident engagement and experiences in other levels of care. Effective today, the healthcare center will discontinue isolation protocol and will resume group dining and small group activities. Window visits will restart as well, beginning February 12. Community members who wish to have a window visit with a loved one should make arrangements with the main receptionist at 540-825-2411.

Additionally, effective tomorrow, February 12, reopening procedures for assisted living and independent living residents in the main building and residents in the cottages will be initiated. Congregate dining, activities and beauty salon appointments will resume per previous protocols. A separate correspondence will be distributed regarding dining, activities and beauty salon information.

The management team encourages residents to get out of their homes, get engaged and enjoy getting back together and socializing. We urge everyone to continue to follow proper safety precautions to include the use of masks, sanitizer, and of course, social distancing of at least six feet, whenever possible.

The Culpeper County positivity rate is currently 9% which allows us to test weekly. On Monday, February 15, only terrace level healthcare team members, garden level memory support team members and memory support residents will be required to test. Any positive results will be communicated.

The Culpeper’s team is very excited about these positive upcoming changes and strides to move forward. We continue to work hard to manage the challenging pandemic and will make every effort to keep residents, team members and families safe. Stay tuned to 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.