January 28: COVID-19 Update

As part of ongoing testing for health care outbreak testing, all healthcare residents and team members were tested today 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 direct care team member
• Two non-direct care team members
• Two Davis Street residents

Team members who tested positive because of symptoms are outlined below:
• Tuesday, January 25, one assisted living non-direct care team member
• Wednesday, January 26, one assisted living direct care team member

All communal activities and dining will now be suspended for Davis Street as well as the continued suspension within the memory support neighborhood. Residents will remain in their private rooms in both areas, and positive residents have been placed in isolation. All communal activities and dining within assisted living, Main Street and rehab-to-home continue as scheduled with mask use and distancing in place.

Per Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidance, visitation will not be discontinued although visitors are strongly discouraged from visiting Davis Street in terrace level and the memory support neighborhood. The positive team members 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.

The Culpeper’s terrace level remains in outbreak testing with the next testing date for residents and team members set for Thursday, February 3. Residents and team members in memory support will be tested next Tuesday, February 1, or if they become symptomatic.

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) 825-2411.3.