Update from Administrator – November 16, 2020
November 16th, 2020
As always, our team and I hope this email finds you safe and healthy.
We continue testing our staff and residents at regular intervals as required by CMS, CDC and DPH. Unfortunately, one employee and one newly admitted resident tested positive on 11/12/20 weekly testing. Weekly testing will continue.
Last week, more than 60 nursing homes across the state reported staff and/or new resident cases of COVID-19 in their centers. Due to these numbers, CT DPH has ordered weekly testing of all staff to further safeguard against COVID entering our center, effective November 1. We are reminding our staff to not only practice safeguards against COVID in our center, but to be vigilant outside of our center and share these practices with their friends and loved ones.
PLEASE wear your mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance. These are simple things we must continue to do, not just in our centers, but in our personal lives to keep COVID out!
We have 3 floors of resident rooms which are designated to certain populations.
- 2nd floor – Positive unit. All positive admissions from hospital and any in house. After 10 days from positive test and asymptomatic, will be moved to negative unit. We currently have 32 positive covid admissions. Designated staff are assigned to this unit. Staff wear full PPE,
- 3rd floor- Negative unit. Staff wear surgical mask at all times.
- Portion of 3rd floor behind closed doors : Observation Unit. All negative residents coming from the hospital will be placed on this unit for 14 days observation. Also, if a current resident’s roommate tests positive and they test negative, they will be moved to observation. They are encouraged to remain in room. Staff wear full PPE. Once 14 days pass, will be moved to negative unit.
- 4th floor- Negative unit. Staff wear surgical mask at all times.
Erica Roman, LCSW, LNHA