COVID-19 testing because of this week’s outbreak for team members and residents is continuing to occur. During this week’s testing, The Culpeper’s management team became aware of two team members who tested positive. Those two team members work within the healthcare center on terrace level. One direct care team member works within terrace level on Davis Street, and the second is a non-direct care team member serving Main and Davis streets. Both team members have been wearing an N95 mask and following appropriate infection control protocols while working. Contact tracing has been completed for both employees and no direct exposures were identified. The team members are at home on quarantine per the return-to work criteria set forth by the Virginia Department of Health.
No additional team members or residents within terrace level are exhibiting symptoms currently. To reduce the risk of viral spread, Davis street residents have been upgraded to full contact isolation as recommended by VDH. Main Street and Rehab to Home will remain on droplet precautions.
Communal dining, communal activities, and visitation remain suspended on the terrace level in the health care center. Compassionate care visits will continue as deemed appropriate by leadership team members. Please continue to utilize other creative options of communication with loved ones on the terrace level, such as Zoom, Skype and window visits. Our main desk receptionist or programming team members are glad to assist you with setting up the process. Visitation will continue for memory care and assisted living.
We will continue to keep you posted about any further positive cases or necessary changes in protocol. Our next planned terrace level team member and resident testing will be held on September 14, 2021.
The Culpeper’s team urges all residents and team members to remain vigilant regarding mask-wearing, social distancing, and proper hand hygiene.
Check the COVID-19 communications hub at https://culpeperretirement.org/blog/covid19/ for up to date communications. Questions or concerns may be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-825-2411.