January 8: COVID-19 Update

On January 7, The Culpeper’s management team became aware of a team member who tested positive for COVID-19 as part of January 4 baseline testing. The team member is a direct care provider and works in the healthcare center. The team member remains asymptomatic and is quarantining at home per Virginia Department of Health (VDH) guidance until return-to-work criteria are met.

Contact tracing revealed the team member had no direct contact with residents or fellow team members. Appropriate use of personal protective equipment and proper infection control protocol was followed. No residents or other team members are exhibiting symptoms currently. Both VDH and all licensing agencies were notified of the positive result.

On a separate note, the management team is excited to announce that residents and team members will have the opportunity to receive COVID-19 vaccines at the first coordinated clinic with Walgreens pharmacy on Tuesday, January 12. We are pleased to report that the participation rate is high so far. Additional information on future clinics is forthcoming.

Currently, no resident neighborhoods require isolation. Team member testing was held on January 7 and continues twice weekly in the healthcare center due to the high positivity rate in Culpeper County. All residents in the healthcare center were tested on January 7 and will continue to be tested weekly as well.

Visitation remains suspended until further notice for all main building residents. Please continue to utilize other creative options of communication with loved ones such as Zoom, Skype and window visits, weather permitting.