October 17: COVID-19 Update

On October 16, The Culpeper’s management team became aware that an additional team member who primarily works in the memory care neighborhood has tested positive for COVID-19. Through contact tracing and in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), two memory care residents have been placed in isolation, along with heightened observation. Both residents are asymptomatic and will be tested on Monday, October 19. Representatives of these residents have been notified. Contact tracing did not reveal any direct contact with other team members. The VDH and the Department of Social Services (DSS) have been notified and The Culpeper continues to follow all recommendations.

Memory care and healthcare residents continue on quarantine until further notice. All residents and team members in these areas will be tested on Monday, October 19. A small group of main building independent living and assisted living residents continue to quarantine in their apartments and will also undergo testing on Monday. The management team will share testing results upon return, along with any new plans that develop. There are no residents exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19 at present.

Visitation continues to be suspended until further notice for all main building residents. This includes outdoor visits and memory care courtyard visits. Zoom, Skype and window visits will continue with appropriate reservations. Communal dining and activities continue to be postponed until further notice. All residents are discouraged from community outings other than medically necessary appointments.

All team members continue to utilize proper protective equipment. The Culpeper’s team is following all necessary precautions and guidelines set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and VDH to limit the spread of the virus.

Please check the COVID-19 communications hub at https://culpeperretirement.org/blog/covid19/ for up to date communications.