October 30: COVID-19 Update

In response to the recent positive COVID-19 case in two team members, and as directed by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), memory care and healthcare residents and team members underwent their second round of COVID-19 testing on October 26. During this testing, one memory care resident tested positive for COVID-19. The resident was immediately isolated, and the family has been notified. The resident is asymptomatic at this time. All other residents and team members remain symptom-free. A few results are currently pending. The Culpeper’s management team will report the results when they are received.

The Culpeper management team has notified the Department of Social Services and VDH. Due to the positive result in memory care, residents and team members in memory care will continue to undergo weekly testing until two weeks of concurrent negative testing are returned, per VDH recommendation. Memory care’s mandated isolation will continue until further notice.

All team members continue to utilize proper protective equipment, including N95 respirators. The Culpeper’s team continues to follow all necessary precautions and guidelines set forth by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and VDH to limit the spread of the virus.

Visitation is still suspended. After two consecutive weeks of negative results, the management team will consider allowing indoor visitation to resume. Zoom, Skype and window visits will continue with appropriate reservations.

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