January 19: COVID-19 Update

On January 18, The Culpeper’s management team learned that one resident who lives in the healthcare center tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, on January 19, the team was alerted that three additional healthcare residents tested positive for COVID-19. Three of the four residents have been in isolation since symptoms were first observed last week. The fourth resident was immediately placed in isolation upon receipt of positive test results.

It is important to note, that all recent positive healthcare cases have been contained in the Main Street neighborhood. All resident representatives, licensing agencies and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) have been notified.

As a proactive measure, in response to the recent increase in positive cases and to limit the viral spread, all terrace level healthcare residents have been placed in isolation in addition to previous quarantining, which included the suspension of communal dining and group activities. The Culpeper’s team is working diligently to stop the spread of the virus and continues to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and VDH guidance, as well as consistent adherence to the community’s infection control protocols.

Team member testing continues twice weekly in the healthcare center due to the high county positivity rate. All residents in the healthcare center continue to be tested weekly as well. All other team members and residents in assisted living and main building independent living residents will be re-tested on January 21.

Residents continue to quarantine in the assisted living and memory support neighborhoods. Communal dining and activities are suspended throughout the community. Visitation remains suspended for all residents in the main building. Team members are available to assist with FaceTime, phone calls, Zoom, Skype and window visits to connect residents with loved ones. Independent living cottage residents are not permitted into the main building until further notice. Please continue wearing masks covering the nose and mouth, socially distance and practice proper hand hygiene.