COVID-19 Updates

AN UPDATE FROM MEADOWS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

The information is as follows as of FRIDAY 1/22/21 as of 10:30AM                 Census: 79

27 Residents in total have tested Positive for COVID-19
28 Residents are Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
1 New Admissions/ Readmissions Persons Under Observation (PUI)
0 Residents has developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour Period
N/A Residents have Successfully Recovered from COVID-19
3 Active Cases for Center Staff testing Positive for COVID-19
7 Resolved Cases for Center Staff Testing Positive for COVID19
3 Center Staff are Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
0 Center Staff have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour period
5 Residents have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic
0 Center Staff have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic

*Please note HCP are considered Presumed Under Investigation, if they have been exposed to an individual per CDC Guidelines and are quarantined for 14 days from the date of exposure. Additionally, they are swabbed prior to returning to work.

As of 10:30am Friday, January 22, 2021, three residents tested positive via a RAPID POC ANTIGEN TEST. At this time, all of 3rd floor is considered a RED ZONE.

We are sending healing thoughts and prayers for our residents, their families and caregivers.

Walgreen’s Pharmacy administered the 1st dose of the Vaccine to 58 residents and over 70 HealthCare Personnel. They will be returning on the 10th of February. At that time, any resident who was unable to receive the vaccine during the 1st clinic, will be eligible to receive their 1st dose. Consent forms for the 2nd dose will be mailed out to Resident Representatives on Monday. Please return them in a timely manner.

The Meadows Information Line (570) 675-8735 will be updated on Monday 1/25. Please check our website at https://themeadowsdallas.com for bi-weekly updates.

Please note if your loved one, should test positive for the virus, a representative from nursing will notify you. We ask for your patience during this time when calling to check on your loved one, as the majority of our nursing staff are down a hallway caring for the residents and not at the nurse’s station. We apologize in advance for the wait time.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS

Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

AN UPDATE FROM MEADOWS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

The information is as follows as of WEDNESDAY 1/20/21 as of 2pm                 Census: 79

 

24 Residents in total have tested Positive for COVID-19
31 Residents are Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
1 New Admissions/ Readmissions Persons Under Observation (PUI)
0 Residents has developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour Period
N/A Residents have Successfully Recovered from COVID-19
2 Active Cases for Center Staff testing Positive for COVID-19
7 Resolved Cases for Center Staff Testing Positive for COVID19
3 Center Staff are Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
0 Center Staff have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour period
5 Residents have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic
0 Center Staff have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic

*Please note HCP are considered Presumed Under Investigation, if they have been exposed to an individual per CDC Guidelines and are quarantined for 14 days from the date of exposure. Additionally, they are swabbed prior to returning to work.

The Meadows Information Line (570) 675-8735 will be updated on Monday 1/25. Please check our website on Friday afternoon for an update.

Please note if your loved one, should test positive for the virus, a representative from nursing will notify you. We ask for your patience during this time when calling to check on your loved one, as the majority of our nursing staff are down a hallway caring for the residents and not at the nurse’s station. We apologize in advance for the wait time.

Walgreen’s Pharmacy administered the 1st dose of the Vaccine today to residents and staff. They will be returning on the 10thof February. At that time, any resident who was unable to receive the vaccine today, will be eligible to receive their 1st dose.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS

Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

 

AN UPDATE FROM MEADOWS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

The information is as follows as of TUESDAY 1/19/21 as of 9:30am                 Census: 79

On 1/18/2021, a healthcare employee tested positive on a RAPID Point-of-Care Antigen Test

21 Residents in total have tested Positive for COVID-19
30 Residents are Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
1 New Admissions/ Readmissions Persons Under Observation (PUI)
1 Residents has developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour Period
N/A Residents have Successfully Recovered from COVID-19
2 Active Cases for Center Staff testing Positive for COVID-19
7 Resolved Cases for Center Staff Testing Positive for COVID19
3 Center Staff is Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
0 Center Staff have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour period
5 Residents have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic
0 Center Staff have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic

Staff & Residents were swabbed Monday 1/18/21. Additionally, residents residing on Daffodil Hall (3rd floor), where the direct caregiver worked and tested positive yesterday, were tested. The 13 residents tested Negative via a RAPID Point-of-Care Antigen Test. Daffodil Residents (Room 313- 324) will remain under Transmission-Based Precautions.

Results will be communicated via the Meadows Information Line (570) 675-8735 and a weekly update will be posted to our website each week.

Please note if your loved one, should test positive for the virus, a representative from nursing will notify you. We ask for your patience during this time when calling to check on your loved one, as the majority of our nursing staff are down a hallway caring for the residents and not at the nurse’s station. We apologize in advance for the wait time.

Walgreen’s Pharmacy is confirmed for January 20th. The 1st dose of the COVID19 Vaccine will be administered to our residents & staff on January 20, 2021. Please note residents will have a RAPID Point-Of-Care Antigen Test Completed the morning of the 20th to ensure they do not have the virus, as individuals who have tested positive for the virus are not eligible to receive the vaccine for 90 days from the date of their positive test.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

 

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS

Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

 

AN UPDATE FROM MEADOWS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

Dear Resident, Resident Representative and Healthcare Team,

Census: 80

The information is as follows as of MONDAY 1/18/2021 9:30am

21 Residents in total have tested Positive for COVID-19
28 Residents are Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
1 New Admissions/ Readmissions Persons Under Observation (PUI)
1 Residents has developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour Period
N/A Residents have Successfully Recovered from COVID-19
2 Active Cases for Center Staff testing Positive for COVID-19
6 Resolved Cases for Center Staff Testing Positive for COVID19
1 Center Staff is Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
0 Center Staff have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour period
4 Residents have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic
0 Center Staff have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic

Staff and Residents are being swabbed Monday 1/18/2021 and results will be communicated via the Meadows Information Line (570) 675-8735 and a weekly update will be posted to our website each week.

Please note if your loved one, should test positive for the virus, a representative from nursing will notify you. We ask for your patience during this time when calling to check on your loved one, as the majority of our nursing staff are down a hallway caring for the residents and not at the nurse’s station. We apologize in advance for the wait time.

Please note, virtual visits shall be limited to no more than 15 minutes during this time. The Activities Department provides residents with individually packed bags of items, such as word finds, snacks, coloring sheets, throughout the week and our Social Services Team continues to provide emotional support and one on one visits.

Walgreen’s Pharmacy is confirmed for January 20th. The 1st dose of the COVID19 Vaccine will be administered to our residents & staff on January 20, 2021. Please note residents will have a RAPID Point-Of-Care Antigen Test Completed the morning of the 20th to ensure they do not have the virus, as individuals who have tested positive for the virus are not eligible to receive the vaccine for 90 days from the date of their positive test.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS

Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

January 13, 2021

 

AN UPDATE FROM MEADOWS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

 

Dear Resident, Resident Representative and Healthcare Team,

Census: 84

The information is as follows as of WEDNESDAY 1/13/2021 12:15pm

20 Residents have tested Positive for COVID-19
37 Residents Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
1 New Admissions/ Readmissions Persons Under Observation (PUI)
3 Residents have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour Period
N/A Residents have Successfully Recovered from COVID-19
6 Active Cases for Center Staff testing Positive for COVID-19
2 Resolved Cases for Center Staff Testing Positive for COVID19
1 Center Staff are Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
0 Center Staff have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour period
1 Residents have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic
0 Center Staff have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic

 

This morning, we received results that a resident residing on 2nd floor Dogwood Hall tested positive from the PCR Swab obtained on Monday Jan 11th. The resident was transferred to a Red Zone, located on 3rd floor. In response to the one resident testing positive on 2nd floor, a rapid point of care test was completed and resulted in 21 residents testing Negative.

At this time, all of 2nd floor remains a Yellow Zone. This means residents residing on 2nd floor are quarantined to their rooms. Staff entering the Yellow Zone to care for the residents are wearing full PPE. Resident residing down Dogwood Hall are Presumed Under Investigation (PUI) for the virus.

Staff are being swabbed again on Thursday 1/14 and results will be communicated via the Meadows Information Line (570) 675-8735 and a weekly update will be posted to our website each week.

Please note if your loved one, should test positive for the virus, a representative from nursing will notify you. We ask for your patience during this time when calling to check on your loved one, as the majority of our nursing staff are down a hallway caring for the residents and not at the nurse’s station. We apologize in advance for the wait time.

 

Please note, virtual visits shall be limited to no more than 15 minutes during this time. The Activities Department provides residents with individually packed bags of items, such as word finds, snacks, coloring sheets, throughout the week and our Social Services Team continues to provide emotional support and one on one visits.

We are continuing to take steps based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of  Health to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as:  Enhanced infection control precautions, Screening residents, staff, for symptoms of the virus, the use of Personal Protective Equipment, including PAPRs, Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols. Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19.  Facility staff will continue to contact you directly with resident changes in condition including symptoms of COVID-19. If your loved one tests positive, they will be transferred into our Red Zone for isolation, and their family members notified.

Please call the Meadows Information Line (570) 675-8735 for bi-weekly updates. We understand you may have questions or concerns regarding your loved one so please do not hesitate to reach out to the Director of Social Services, Susan Manjone or our RN Infection Preventionist, Melissa Neishell at (570) 675-8600. Please be aware they or a representative will return your call as soon as possible. Our entire staff continues to work tirelessly to care for all of our nursing home residents in this difficult situation.

Walgreen’s Pharmacy will be administering the 1st dose of the COVID19 Vaccine to our residents & staff on January 20, 2021. If you have not already, return the consent form today.

We are grateful to our dedicated staff in every department for stepping up to do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety, health, wellness and quality of life for our residents.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

 

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS

Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

January 7, 2021

 

AN UPDATE FROM MEADOWS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

 

Dear Resident, Resident Representative and Healthcare Employees,

Census: 84

The information is as follows as of 1/11/2021 10:00am

17 Residents have tested Positive for COVID-19
21 Residents Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
0 New Admissions/ Readmissions Persons Under Observation (PUI)
1 Residents have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour Period
N/A Residents have Successfully Recovered from COVID-19
5 Active Cases for Center Staff testing Positive for COVID-19
2 Resolved Cases for Center Staff Testing Positive for COVID19
2 Center Staff are Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
3 Center Staff have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour period
1 Residents have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic
0 Center Staff have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic

 

Facility Bi-weekly Testing, resulted in all swabs returning NEGATIVE. Staff are being swabbed again this week and results will be communicated via the Meadows Information Line (570) 675-8735 and a weekly update will be posted to our website each week.

Residents are being swabbed Monday, January 11, 2021. Please note if your loved one, should test positive for the virus, a representative from nursing will notify you.

At the time of this communication, there are no cases of the virus on 2nd floor. The 47 residents residing on 2nd floor remain on transmission-based precautions. Additionally, all residents continue to be quarantined to their rooms. There are no communal dining, activities, or window visits, as residents are not being transported off the units. Please note, virtual visits shall be limited to no more than 15 minutes during this time. The Activities Department provides residents with individually packed bags of items, such as word finds, snacks, coloring sheets, throughout the week and our Social Services Team continues to provide emotional support and one on one visits.

 

 

 

 

 

We are continuing to take steps based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of  Health to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as:  Enhanced infection control precautions, Screening residents, staff, and essential visitors for symptoms of the virus, the use of Personal Protective Equipment, Restricting visitation and entry of people to the building, Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols. Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19.  Facility staff will continue to contact you directly with resident changes in condition including symptoms of COVID-19. If your loved one tests positive, they will be transferred into our Red Zone for isolation, and their family members notified.

Please call the Meadows Information Line (570) 675-8735 for bi-weekly updates. We understand you may have questions or concerns regarding your loved one so please do not hesitate to reach out to the Director of Social Services, Susan Manjone or our RN Infection Preventionist, Melissa Neishell at (570) 675-8600. Please be aware they or a representative will return your call as soon as possible. Our thoughts are with the families of those lost to this unprecedented pandemic. Our entire staff continues to work tirelessly to care for all of our nursing home residents in this difficult situation.

Walgreen’s Pharmacy will be administering the 1st dose of the COVID19 Vaccine to our residents & staff on January 20, 2021, so please return the consent forms as soon as possible.

We are grateful to our dedicated staff in every department for stepping up to do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety, health, wellness and quality of life for our residents.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

 

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS

Licensesd Nursing Home Administrator

 

 

January 7, 2021

 

AN UPDATE FROM MEADOWS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

 

Dear Resident, Resident Representative and Healthcare Employees,

Census: 85

The information is as follows as of 1/7/202 1:00pm

12 Residents have tested Positive for COVID-19
26 Residents Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
0 New Admissions/ Readmissions Persons Under Observation (PUI)
0 Residents have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour Period
N/A Residents have Successfully Recovered from COVID-19
6 Active Cases for Center Staff testing Positive for COVID-19
1 Resolved Cases for Center Staff Testing Positive for COVID19
3 Center Staff are Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
0 Center Staff have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour period
1 Residents have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic
0 Center Staff have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic

Results from this Monday’s Swab Testing, resulted in 145 Healthcare Personnel and 73 Residents Testing NEGATIVE. Staff are being swabbed again this week and results will be communicated via the Meadows Information Line and our website on Monday afternoon.

At the time of this communication, all 48 residents residing on 2nd floor have tested Negative from Monday’s testing. As an additional measure to protect our residents on 2nd floor, they continue to be quarantined to their rooms. At this time, there is no communal dining or activities, or window visits, as residents are not being transported off the units.

Our facility has converted 2nd floor into a “Yellow Zone.” This means residents residing on 2nd floor are quarantined to their rooms. Staff entering the Yellow Zone to care for the residents are wearing full PPE. During this time, residents residing on 3rd floor may only participate in virtual visits, as window visits are cancelled.  There are no communal dining, activities, or window visits for 2nd and 3rd floor residents, as they are not being transported off the units.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are continuing to take steps based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of  Health to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as:  Enhanced infection control precautions, Screening residents, staff, and essential visitors for symptoms of the virus, the use of Personal Protective Equipment, Restricting visitation and entry of people to the building, Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols. Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19.  Facility staff will continue to contact you directly with resident changes in condition including symptoms of COVID-19. If your loved one tests positive, they will be transferred into our Red Zone for isolation, and their family members notified.

Please call the Meadows Information Line (570) 675-8735 for bi-weekly updates. We understand you may have questions or concerns regarding your loved one so please do not hesitate to reach out to the Director of Social Services, Susan Manjone or our RN Infection Preventionist, Melissa Neishell at (570) 675-8600. Please be aware they or a representative will return your call as soon as possible. Our thoughts are with the families of those lost to this unprecedented pandemic. Our entire staff continues to work tirelessly to care for all of our nursing home residents in this difficult situation

We are grateful to our dedicated staff in every department for stepping up to do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety, health, wellness and quality of life for our residents.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS

Licensesd Nursing Home Administrator

 

AN UPDATE FROM MEADOWS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

Census: 87

The information is as follows as of 1/5/202 9:45am

11 Residents have tested Positive for COVID-19
11 Residents Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
0 New Admissions/ Readmissions Persons Under Observation (PUI)
3 Residents have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour Period
N/A Residents have Successfully Recovered from COVID-19
6 Active Cases for Center Staff testing Positive for COVID-19
1 Resolved Cases for Center Staff Testing Positive for COVID19
3 Center Staff are Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
0 Center Staff have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour period
0 Residents have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic
0 Center Staff have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic

As this crisis continues to deeply affect all of Pennsylvanians but especially long-term care facilities where nursing home residents require assistance with all activities of daily living, we are taking recommended steps from the CDC to contain the spread of this virus.

Please note statistic above in regards to new admissions/readmissions to the Center as they are automatically considered under observation and are quarantined for 14 days.

  • Per the Pennsylvania Department of Health Guidelines nursing home residents and all active staff are tested whenever there is an outbreak with additional follow up testing done on a weekly basis until all results are negative for 14 consecutive days. Due to the Positivity Rate in the County, staff are currently being tested bi-weekly.
  • Rigorous cleaning and sanitation of our facility continues to be completed.

We are committed to being as forthcoming and transparent as we can during this difficult situation. Weekly Facility Status Updates are posted on our website’s main page on the link for “Covid-19 Update.”

Please feel free to call the Meadows Information Line (570) 675-8735. We understand you may have questions or concerns regarding your loved one so please do not hesitate to reach out to the Director of Social Services, Susan Manjone or our RN Infection Preventionist, Melissa Neishell at (570) 675-8600. Please be aware they or a representative will return your call as soon as possible. Our thoughts are with the families of those lost to this unprecedented pandemic. Our entire staff continues to work tirelessly to care for all of our nursing home residents in this difficult situation.

January 2, 2021

 

Dear Resident, Resident Representative and Healthcare Employees,

Please be advised that as of January 2nd at 4pm the updated information is as follows in regards to the status of COVID19 in our facility.

We have a total of 2 active confirmed COVID-19 residents in isolation. We have 2 residents with new onset of respiratory symptoms within a 72-hour period. We have a total of 6 confirmed COVID19 staff members, 3 of which are direct caregivers, 1 who tested positive while quarantining at home, and was not working during their infectious period, and 2 others who do not provide direct care.Additionally, there are three individuals quarantined at home due to a potential exposure. Testing will continue until the testing identifies no new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection for a period of at least 14 days since the most recent positive result.

Residents testing positive were transferred into our Red Zone for isolation, and their family members notified.

Our facility has converted 3rd floor into a “Yellow Zone.” This means residents residing on 3rd floor are quarantined to their rooms. Staff entering the Yellow Zone to care for the residents are wearing full PPE. During this time, residents residing on 3rd floor may only participate in virtual visits, as window visits are cancelled. As an additional measure to protect all our residents, 2nd floor residents have also been quarantined to their rooms. At this time, there is no communal dining, activities, or window visits for 2nd and 3rd floor residents, as they are not being transported off the units.

We are continuing to take steps based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Department of  Health to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as: Enhanced infection control precautions, Screening residents, staff, and essential visitors for symptoms of the virus, the use of Personal Protective Equipment, Restricting visitation and entry of people to the building, Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols. Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19.  Facility staff will continue to contact you directly with resident changes in condition including symptoms of COVID-19.

We are grateful to our dedicated staff in every department for stepping up to do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety, health, wellness and quality of life for our residents.  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.

Sincerely,

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS

Licensesd Nursing Home Administrator

Dear Resident and Resident Representative,

 

This letter is to alert you that during weekly testing this week, a healthcare employee who was tested on 12/28/2020 received a Positive result on December 30thThe residents were tested on 12/30/20 due to the new positive case, and will be tested again next week. Testing will continue until the testing identifies no new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection for a period of at least 14 days since the most recent positive result (12/30/2020). We will continue to remain in Phase 1 of our Reopening Process.

 

We are taking steps based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the local Health Department to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as:  Enhanced infection control precautions, Screening residents, staff, and essential visitors for expanded list of symptoms , The use of Personal Protective Equipment, Restricting visitation and entry of people to the building, Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols. Due to government privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individual who has tested positive or have symptoms of COVID-19.  Facility staff will continue to contact you directly with any resident changes in condition including symptoms of COVID-19.

 

As of 12/30/2020, We have 0 active confirmed COVID residents at this time. We have 0 residents with new onset of respiratory symptoms within a 72-hour period. We have 1 confirmed COVID staff member, as indicated above. We have 1 staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within a 72 hour period.

 

We understand that connecting with family members is important. Please contact Activities Department at (570) 675-8600, ext 139 to set up a virtual or window visit with your loved one.

 

For the most up-to-date information on this topic, please visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/covid19. For updates specific to our facility, please call The Meadows Information Line at (570) 675-8735 for weekly updates.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

December 19, 2020

Dear Resident and Resident Representative,

This letter is to alert you that on December 19, 2020, a rapid point-of-care antigen test result displayed positive for COVID-19 for one individual. Fortunately, the individual was not working during their “infectious period” and had tested negative during this week’ bi-weekly testing. The individual did not have contact with our residents, nor were they on the resident care units.
Testing is on-going due to the high county positivity rate and will continue until the testing identifies no new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection for a period of at least 14 days since the most recent positive result.

Our staff members continue to follow public health recommendations to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. These include strict handwashing procedures, universal masking and our screening process.

To minimize the risk of our residents becoming sick with COVID-19, we are continuing to suspend visits to our facility, as this positive case pushes us back to PHASE 1 of Reopening, which only permits virtual or window visits. This decision is being made in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We understand that connecting with family members is important. Other ways to connect include telephone, email, text, or through Skype/Zoom, window visits or Facebook. Please contact Activities Department at (570) 675-8600, ext 139 to set up a virtual or window visit with your loved one.

For the most up-to-date information on this topic, please visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/covid19.
For updates specific to our facility, please go to https://themeadowsdallas.com or call
The Meadows Information Line at (570) 675-8735

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

December 2, 2020

Dear Resident and Resident Representative,

This letter is to inform you, Center for Disease Control had voted to have long-term residents and healthcare workers to be the first group to have access to a COVID19 vaccine. This is very encouraging!!! Nursing home residents could receive the vaccine in the next month!

Vaccines are safe and effective and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illnesses. Although, there is not yet an authorized or approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the COVID-19 vaccine is currently being developed and when available, will be distributed to Pennsylvanians in a phased approach (Source CDC.GOV).

It is important to note, the COVID-19 vaccine will not be the cure for the virus. It will be another tool in the toolbox for our fight against COVID-19, and we must continue to practice other mitigation efforts, such as wearing a mask, hand washing, physical distancing and downloading COVID Alert PA.

The enclosures in regards to the vaccine is included for your edification. Additionally, you can find more information at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/faq.html. Please be aware, consent forms will be mailed to you in the near future. It is vital, these vaccination consent forms are returned in a timely manner. Walgreen’s Pharmacy has been assigned to our organization to administer COVID-19 vaccines. As we anticipate FDA approval/emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine, Walgreen’s Pharmacy is working diligently to create the essential processes to safely and seamlessly deliver and administer the vaccine to our residents as soon as the vaccine becomes available.

Please Stay Well & Stay Safe!!!

Sincerely,

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS

November 10, 2020

Dear Resident Representative,

As we enter the holiday season, it is important to understand the CDC guidelines and considerations for enhancing protection of individuals and communities and preventing spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Because COVID-19 virus circulation varies in communities, these considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which gatherings must comply.

Guiding Principles per CDC Guidelines:

  • A gathering refers to a planned or spontaneous event, indoors or outdoors, with a small number of people participating or a large number of people in attendance such as a community event or gathering, concert, festival, conference, parade, wedding, or sporting event.
  • The more people an individual interacts with at a gathering and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the potential risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and COVID-19 spreading.
  • The higher the level of community transmission in the area that the gathering is being held, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spreading during a gathering.
  • The size of an event or gathering should be determined based on state, local, territorial or tribal safety laws and regulations.

The risk of COVID-19 spreading at events and gatherings increases as follows:

Lowest risk: Virtual-only activities, events, and gatherings.

More risk: Smaller outdoor and in-person gatherings in which individuals from different households remain spaced at least 6 feet apart, wear masks, do not share objects, and come from the same local area (e.g., community, town, city, or county).

Higher risk: Medium-sized in-person gatherings that are adapted to allow individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and with attendees coming from outside the local area.

Highest risk: Large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and attendees travel from outside the local area.

 

If you are planning to travel, please note travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.

However, if you do travel:

  • Check travel restrictions before you go
  • Get your flu shot before you travel.
  • Always wear a mask in public settings and on public transportation.
  • Stay at least 6 feet apart from anyone who is not in your household.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your mask, eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Bring extra supplies, such as masks and hand sanitizer
  • Adhere to hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is thought to be mostly spread by respiratory droplets released when people talk, cough, or sneeze. It is thought that the virus may also spread to hands from a contaminated surface and then to the nose, mouth or eyes, causing infection. Therefore, personal prevention practices (such as handwashingstaying home when sickmaintaining 6 feet of distance, and wearing a mask) and environmental prevention practices (such as cleaning and disinfection) are important ways to prevent the virus’s spread. (Source: CDC.GOV/Coronavirus)

Please call the Meadows Information Line for weekly updates at (570) 675-8735.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

Sincerely,

 

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CDC: Essential Highlights on Thanksgiving, Travel, and Gatherings

Below, we offer direct quotes from the CDC’s general holiday page that expand on their common COVID guidance.

 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and isolating for many people. Gatherings during the upcoming holidays can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. This holiday season, consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe.

 

Explicit guidance on who “should not attend in-person holiday gatherings.”

  • Beyond all the ‘usual’ groups who are in the high-risk categories, CDC directly states here that “if you are an older person… you should avoid in-person gatherings with people who are not in your household.” Interpretation of this for residents of aging services provider communities can vary, but many members have concluded that this means either ‘residents who live together’ or ‘residents of the same cohort,’ such as assisted living or the nursing home.

Hosting or Attending a Gathering:

  • “Getting a flu vaccineis an essential part of protecting your health and your family’s health this season.
  • Guests should avoid direct contact, including handshakes and hugs, with others not from their household.
  • Even outdoors, require guests to wear masks when not eating or drinking.
  • All attendees should have a plan for where to store their maskwhile eating and drinking.
  • Encourage guests to avoid singing or shouting, especially indoors. Keep music levels down so people don’t have to shout or speak loudly to be heard.
  • Plan ahead and ask guests to avoid contact with people outside of their households for 14 days before the gathering.
  • Treat petsas you would other human family members – do not let pets interact with people outside the household.”

 

Food and Drink at Small Gatherings:

  • “Have one person who is wearing a mask serve all the food so that multiple people are not handling the serving utensils.
  • Avoid crowded buffet and drink stations.
  • Change and launder linen items (e.g., seating covers, tablecloths, linen napkins) immediately following the event.”

Travel and Overnight Stays:

  • “Wear maskswhile inside the house. Masks may be removed for eating, drinking, and sleeping, but individuals from different households should stay at least 6 feet away from each other at all times.
  • Hosts and guests should have a plan for what to do if someone becomes sick.
  • Improve ventilation by opening windows and doors or by placing central air and heating on continuous circulation.”

If Exposed to COVID during the Holiday:

Thanksgiving Specific:

  • “Bring your own food, drinks, plates, cups, and utensils.
  • Have a small outdoor mealwith family and friends who live in your community.
  • Avoid going in and out of the areas where food is being prepared or handled, such as in the kitchen.
  • Limit the number of guests.
  • Consider other Thanksgiving alternatives, such as: getting together virtually with family and friends outside of your household, playing games or watching parades and sports together at home, shopping online on the day after Thanksgiving and using contactless delivery.
  • Safely prepare traditional dishes and deliver them to family and neighbors in a way that does not involve contact with others (for example, leave them on the porch).
  • Participate in a gratitude activity, like writing down things you are grateful for and sharing with your friends and family.”

 

 

STAY SAFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!!!

Dear Resident and Resident Representative,

Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is concerned for the ongoing welfare, safety, and health of our residents. The Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and local health departments are monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19. The people most likely to become severely ill from COVID-19 are older adults and those with underlying medical conditions.

This letter is to alert you that on October 14th we learned that during our monthly testing, one of our staff members tested positive for COVID-19. We are actively monitoring our residents for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are working with our local and state health departments. As required, we will be completing testing on all residents and active employees. Weekly testing will continue until the testing identifies no new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection among residents or Health Care Personnel for a period of at least 14 days since the most recent positive result.

All of our staff members continue to follow public health recommendations to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. These include strict handwashing procedures, universal masking and our screening process.

To minimize the risk of our residents becoming sick with COVID-19, we are suspending all visits to our facility, as this positive case pushes us back to PHASE 1 of Reopening, which only permits virtual or window visits. This decision is being made in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). We understand that connecting with family members is important. Other ways to connect include telephone, email, text, or through Skype/Zoom, window visits or Facebook. Please contact Activities Department at (570) 675-8600, ext 139 to set up a virtual or window visit with your loved one.

For the most up-to-date information on this topic, please visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/covid19.
For updates specific to our facility, please go to https://themeadowsdallas.com. Results of our facility-wide testing on all residents and health care employees will be available by calling the Meadows Information Line at (570) 675-8735

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

Dear Resident and Resident Representative,

This letter is to inform you of new testing requirements issued by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for nursing homes.
As per CMS, the Testing Frequency will be as follows based on three triggers for testing:
Symptomatic, Outbreak and Routine/Surveillance

Symptomatic Testing: Facility shall test any staff or residents who have signs or symptoms of COVID-19. Facility shall continue screening all staff, residents and other visitors.

Outbreak Testing:  Facility shall test all active staff and residents in response to an outbreak (defined as any single new infection in staff or any nursing home onset infection in a resident). All staff and residents that tested negative will continue to be tested every three to seven days. This testing frequency will last until testing identifies no new cases of COVID-19 infection among staff or residents for a period of at least fourteen days since the most recent positive result.

Routine Testing:  Facility shall test all staff based on the extent of the virus in the community, using CMS’ published county positivity rate in the prior week as the trigger for staff testing frequency (see table below):

 

Community COVID-19 Activity County Positivity Rate in the past week Minimum Testing Frequency
Low <5% Once a month
Medium 5%-10% Once a Week*
High >10% Twice a Week*

*This frequency presumes availability of Point of Care testing on-site at the nursing home or where off-site testing turnaround time is within 48-hours.

You may access reports of COVID-19 county-level positivity rates at https://data.cms.gov.  Our Infection Preventionist Nurse monitors Luzerne County’s positivity rate every other week and adjust the frequency of testing accordingly. Currently, the positivity rate for Luzerne County is 4.1% based on data from 8/13-8/19/2020.

In order to comply with these testing requirements, CMS has provided skilled nursing facilities with a rapid point-of-care (POC) diagnostic testing device.  Testing results are produced within fifteen minutes. Our facility has received the BD Veritor Analyzer to conduct rapid point of care testing.
Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center conducted baseline testing on all active residents and healthcare employees in July and then again in August. Additionally, we have been completing testing every two weeks as part of our surveillance program on a random sample of healthcare employees.

Please note, our facility has set-up a special Meadows Information Line (570) 675-8735.  Weekly updates will be available pertaining to the status of COVID19 cases.

Remember to continue to do your part to keep Pennsylvanians safe and take the following steps to avoid spreading COVID-19:

  • Maintain social distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others
  • Wear a cloth face covering when in public
  • Wash your hands often, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water for twenty secondsIn the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me at (570) 675-8600, ext 102 with questions or concerns you may have.For the most up-to-date information on this topic, please visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/covid19.Sincerely,

Sincerely,

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

August 11, 2020

Dear Resident Representative and Resident,

As a follow-up to the information sent to you over the past few weeks, we are pleased to report no new cases of the virus since July 23, 2020. As you know, both the 1st and 2nd round of testing resulted in no new cases for our residents and employee. This allows us to move into Step 2 and forward with our plan for reopening the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. As a reminder, our Facility Implementation Plan for Reopening is available on our website https://themeadowsdallas.com for your reference.

Please contact Laura Wingard, Activities Director at (570) 675-8600, ext 139 to set-up a visit. It is important that you adhere to the requirements as listed within this letter and our plan. The visitation requirements will be strictly adhered to for the safety of our residents. When visiting, you must enter/exit through the doors on the Chapel side.

Remember to continue to do your part to keep Pennsylvanians safe and take the following steps to avoid spreading COVID-19: Maintain social distance, approximately 6 feet or 2 meters, from others, wear a cloth face covering when in public and wash your hands often, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer or soap and water for twenty seconds.

For additional resources regarding COVID-19 and SNFs in Pennsylvania, please visit the Department’s COVID-19 Information for Nursing Homes webpage or CDC.GOV for updates and recommendations. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me at (570) 675-8600 any time with questions or concerns you may have.

For the most up-to-date information on this topic, please visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/covid19.

Sincerely,

Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

Visitation Requirements

In order to safeguard the safety of our residents and the facility’s operations the following plan has been established for visitors:

  1. The schedule of visitation hours will be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY as follows during Step 2 & 3 of Reopening Skilled Nursing Facilities:
    Monday through Friday: 915am-430pm for visits in the NEUTRAL ZONE. Visits in the designated outside or inside neutral zone will be scheduled for up to 30 minutes.
    Saturday & Sunday: Virtual (Skype/Duo) Visits and/or Window Visits ONLY
    -15 minute Virtual & Window Visits available on Weekends Only.
    *Contact Laura Wingard, Activities Director at (570) 675-8600, ext 139
  2. Visitation will be available in designated neutral zone(s). Facility has determined the
    All-Purpose/Chapel Area for inside visitation and when weather permitting, the Pavilion will be utilized, as it provides coverage and shade.
  3. All Visitors will be screened, which will include COVID-19 screening questions and a pre- and post-temperature. Residents will be transported to the designated neutral zone for the limited visit, as visitors will NOT be permitted to enter resident care areas/ resident floor/room. Staff will monitor visitation to ensure compliance with social distancing, universal masking and hand hygiene. Visitor and resident must maintain social distancing of a six-feet distance during the entire visit.
  4. Designated staff will wipe down visitation areas after each visit. Staff will use an EPA-registered disinfectant to wipe down visitation area between visits and ensure proper wait time in between visits.
  5. There shall be no more than the allowable number of visitors per resident based on the facility’s capability to maintain social distancing and infection control protocols. Facility has determined there shall be no more than six (6) resident visitations occurring simultaneously in a neutral zone.
  6. Facilities may leverage technology to use volunteers to perform scheduling activities remotely.
  7. Only residents residing in the unexposed (Green Zones) may safely accept visitors during Steps 2 and 3 of reopening.
  8. Visitation for residents with diseases that cause progressive cognitive decline (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease) and residents expressing feelings of loneliness will be given a priority.
  9. Each resident will be provided a facemask (if they can comply) to wear during the visit. Visitor MUST adhere with universal masking and observe social distancing during the entire visit.
  10. Children are permitted to visit when accompanied by an adult visitor, within the number of allowable visitors. Adult visitors must be able to manage children, and children older than 2 years of age must wear a facemask during the entire visit. Children must also maintain strict social distancing. Facility will allow no more than two (2) adults to visit a resident OR 1 adult and 1 child. This will be strictly adhered to and visitors attempting to visit with more than the allowed number will not be permitted to visit.
  11. Visitors will NOT be permitted to access facility or facility grounds if they do not pass screening.
  12. Alcohol-based hand rub will be provided to each visitor and demonstrated how to use it appropriately, if necessary.
  13. Visitors must:
    • Wear a face covering or facemask during the entire visit;
    • Use alcohol-based hand rub before and after visit;
    • Stay in designated facility locations;
    • Sign in and provide contact information;
    • Sign out upon departure; and
    • Adhere to and pass screening protocols.

This implementation plan and protocols shall be in effect during Step 2 and Step 3 and through the duration of the Governor’s COVID-19 Disaster Declaration. The Department may update or supplement this guidance as needed. Please note our Implementation plan is subject to change based on CDC Guidelines & Orders of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Governor Wolf.

Dear Resident & Responsible Parties,

We are pleased to report that we concluded our universal testing on 8/5/2020. On Monday 8/10/20 we were notified of the final results. At this time, all residents and staff members tested were negative. On 8/10/20 we entered Step 1 of our Facility Reopening Plan. This plan as well as our testing results were reported to Department of Human Services as dictated in our guidance.
At this time, we will move forward with planning on testing 20% of staff and residents every 2 weeks. As a reminder, if at any time a positive test result is received that will place us back at restricted visitation to Healthcare Professionals only and we will conduct universal testing again. Once we receive two consecutive weekly fully negative tests, we can once again start our reopening plan at Step 1.
At this time, we tentatively plan to enter Step 2 of our re-opening plan on Monday August 24, 2020.
Should you have any further questions, please reach out to us directly.
Thank you for your time and concern,
Melissa Margotta, PCHA

AN UPDATE FROM MEADOWS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

Census: 91
During the 2nd round of weekly testing, which occurred the week of August 3rd, all 91 residents and 151 Center Staff were tested. The results are as follows as of 8/8/2020 at 2:30pm
0 Residents Pending Test Results
0 Residents have tested Positive for COVID-19
0 Residents Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
3 New Admissions/ Readmissions Persons Under Observation (PUI)
0 Residents have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour Period
N/A Residents have Successfully Recovered from COVID-19
0 New Cases for Center Staff testing Positive for COVID-19
0 Center Staff Pending Test Results
0 Center Staff are Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
0 Center Staff have developed a new onset of Respiratory Symptoms within a 72-hour period
0 Residents have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic
0 Center Staff have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic
As this crisis continues to deeply affect all of Pennsylvanians but especially long-term care facilities where nursing home residents require assistance with all activities of daily living, we are taking all recommended steps to contain the spread of this virus.
Please note statistic above in regards to new admissions/readmissions to the Center as they are automatically considered under observation and are quarantined for 14 days.
A representative from the Department of Health and Human Services/ Center for Medicare and Medicaid made an unannounced survey on August 6, 2020 to conduct an infection control survey and found Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to be in substantial compliance and successfully met the requirements and was deficiency-free.
Per the Pennsylvania Department of Health Guidelines nursing home residents and all active staff are tested whenever there is an outbreak with additional follow up testing done on a weekly basis until all results are negative for 14 consecutive days.
Rigorous cleaning and sanitation of our facility continues to be completed.
We are committed to being as forthcoming and transparent as we can during this difficult situation. Weekly Facility Status Updates are posted on our website’s main page on the link for “Covid-19 Update.” We understand you may have questions or concerns regarding your loved one so please do not hesitate to reach out to the Director of Social Services, Susan Manjone or our RN Infection Preventionist, Melissa Neishell at (570) 675-8600. Please be aware they or a representative will return your call as soon as possible. Our thoughts are with the families of those lost to this unprecedented pandemic. Our entire staff continues to work tirelessly to care for all of our nursing home residents in this difficult situation.

Dear Resident Representative and Resident,

As a follow-up to last week’s letter in regards to the asymptomatic employee who tested positive, we would like to inform you that the employee has returned to work after adhering to the CDC Guidelines for isolation. As you know, the 1st round of testing resulted in no new cases for our residents and employee. We are currently awaiting the results for the 2nd round of testing which was completed this week.
We continue to monitor information and guidance from the CDC and are working with state and local public health and emergency preparedness officials to prevent the illness and strengthen our preparation for and response to outbreak.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are keeping your safety as our number one priority. Communication is key, and we will continue to update you on any news, emerging issues, or changes in our regular operations. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me at (570) 675-8600 any time with questions or concerns you may have.
For the most up-to-date information on this topic, please visit the CDC website at
http://www.cdc.gov/covid19.
For updates specific to our facility, please go to https://themeadowsdallas.com. Results of our facility-wide testing on all residents and health care employees will be posted on the site later this week once all results have been received.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Sincerely,
Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator

AN UPDATE FROM MEADOWS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER

Census: 91
During the 1st round of weekly testing, 91 residents and 160 Center Staff were tested. The results are as follows as of 8/3/2020 at 12:30pm
0 Residents Pending Test Results
0 Residents have tested Positive for COVID-19
0 Residents Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
4 New Admissions/ Readmissions Persons Under Observation (PUI)
N/A Residents have Successfully Recovered from COVID-19
0 New Cases for Center Staff testing Positive for COVID-19
0 Center Staff Pending Test Results
0 Center Staff are Considered Persons Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19
0 Residents have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic
0 Center Staff have passed away due to COVID-19 during this pandemic
As this crisis continues to deeply affect all of Pennsylvanians but especially long-term care facilities where nursing home residents require assistance with all activities of daily living, we are taking all recommended steps to contain the spread of this virus.
Please note statistic above in regards to new admissions to the Center as they are automatically considered under observation and are quarantined for 14 days.
A representative from the Department of Health and Human Services/ Center for Medicare and Medicaid recently made an unannounced survey to investigate our infection control procedures and found Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was in substantial compliance and successfully met the requirements and was deficiency-free.
Per the Pennsylvania Department of Health Guidelines nursing home residents and all active staff will be tested with additional follow up testing done on a weekly basis until all results are negative.
Rigorous cleaning and sanitation of our facility has been completed.

We are committed to being as forthcoming and transparent as we can during this difficult situation. Weekly Facility Status Updates are posted on our website’s main page on the link for “Covid-19 Update.” We understand you may have questions or concerns regarding your loved one so please do not hesitate to reach out to the Director of Social Services, Susan Manjone or our RN Infection Preventionist, Melissa Neishell at (570) 675-8600. Please be aware they or a representative will return your call as soon as possible. Our thoughts are with the families of those lost to this unprecedented pandemic. Our entire staff continues to work tirelessly to care for all of our nursing home residents in this difficult situation.

Attention,

As indicated in our Facility Implementation Planfor Reopening Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center if at any point during Step 1 of the reopening (14 consecutive days) there is a new facility onset of COVID-19 cases, the facility will cease Step 1 reopening and return to previous CDC guidance relating to the restriction of visitors and dining, respectively.

On 7/23/2020, our facility conducted random testing on 20% of our employees. Unfortunately, one (1) employee tested positive. Due to this one case, facility must conduct mandatory weekly testing on all active employees and residents. Additionally , this prevents us from moving forward with the reopening, therefore all visitations will continue to be restricted, as we must adhere to the most stringent CDC Guidelines to protect our residents and staff.

We understand that this has been a very difficult time for everyone. We will continue to update our website as more information becomes available. Please know that we are strictly adhering to all guidance and recommendations from our local and state health departments. For information on COVID19, please visit the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov/covid19.