February 4: COVID-19 Update

As part of ongoing testing for healthcare outbreak testing, all healthcare residents and team members were tested yesterday with the results below. Additionally, The Culpeper’s clinical team also continues to test symptomatic team members as needed. Those positive results are also reported below.

Terrace level healthcare positives:
• One rehab-to-home resident

Team members who tested positive because of symptoms are outlined below:
• One non-direct care team member who works in the cottages

The positive resident has been placed in isolation. No direct exposures to residents or team members were identified through contact tracing. All communal activities and dining within all levels of care continue as scheduled with mask use and distancing in place.

The positive team member will remain at home until return-to-work criteria are met. Contact tracing has been completed. No high-risk exposures to residents or team members were identified.

Per Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance, visitation will not be discontinued although visitors are strongly discouraged from visiting Rehab to Home at the terrace level.

The Culpeper’s terrace level remains in outbreak testing with the next testing date for residents and team members set for Thursday, February 10.

Any team members who have received a medical or religious waiver from LifeSpire of Virginia will continue to be tested based on the county transmission rate. The leadership team will communicate any further positive cases.
All licensing agencies and the Virginia Department of Health have been notified of the positive cases and subsequent actions taken by The Culpeper.

Check the COVID-19 communications hub at https://culpeperretirement.org/blog/covid19/ for up-to-date communications. Please direct questions to Executive Director Jim Jacobsen at jjacobsen@theculpeper.org or (540) 825-2411.