September 11: Community Testing Update

In response to the recent positive COVID-19 case in a memory care resident, and as directed by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), memory care residents and team members underwent their second round of COVID-19 testing September 8. The Culpeper management team is pleased to report that the test results have been received and all are negative for COVID-19.

The memory care resident who tested positive has recovered and continues to do well. All other residents remain symptom-free at this time.

The Culpeper management team has notified the Department of Social Services (DSS) and VDH. With two weeks of concurrent negative testing, per VDH recommendation, the memory care area’s mandated isolation will end as of September 12. Residents and team members will now be able to return to congregate dining and activities with social distancing.

Memory care 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 (CMS) and VDH to limit the spread of the virus.

The management team will continue to share any new testing plans that develop. Unfortunately, the planned enhanced outdoor and indoor visitation will remain temporarily postponed for all levels of care in the community. Please continue to watch for further information on when this will begin.  Families and residents of memory care may now continue with visits as before the quarantine was put in place.

The management team will continue to keep you informed. Please 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 jjacobsen@theculpeper.org or 540-825-2411.