March 30: COVID-19 Update

The Culpeper’s leadership team is pleased to share that the community has been free from positive cases for more than seven weeks now. The team has been excited to see so many visitors and engaging activities for all residents. However, the team today became aware of a healthcare team member who tested positive for COVID-19. The team member is at home on quarantine per the return-to-work criteria set forth by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

Contact tracing has been completed and anyone who was in close contact with the team member has been notified directly. No residents or other team members are exhibiting symptoms currently. Both VDH and all licensing agencies were notified of the positive result.

Per VDH guidance, this positive test result does cause a change in some protocols. Unfortunately, visitation to the Main and Davis neighborhoods in the health care center is suspended, effective March 30. Compassionate care visits will continue as deemed appropriate by leadership team members. Residents who live in the Main and Davis neighborhoods where this team member predominately worked will be tested on Monday, April 5, along with all team members who work in the healthcare center. Out of an abundance of caution, residents in these neighborhoods are quarantining until further guidance is provided by VDH.

Visitation will continue for all other levels of care: rehab to home, memory support and assisted living. The Culpeper’s team urges all residents and team members to remain vigilant regarding mask-wearing, social distancing, and proper hand hygiene, especially as the holiday weekend approaches.