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Update from Administrator – 12, 2021

February 12, 2021

Dear Families,

As always, we hope this letter finds you safe and healthy!

We currently have 1 resident who is positive for COVID, and 1 employee.  We are hoping to start visits very soon.  As soon as we know the exact date, we will notify you through email.

We are very excited that our residents and staff have had now had the opportunity to receive their doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from CVS here at our center. Any resident and staff member who did not participate or may be new to our center since the clinics were offered, continue to be eligible to receive the vaccine under the Phase 1a category. However, the vaccine will be administered outside of our center.

With most nursing home residents having already received their first, and in many cases, second doses of the vaccine, the state has already reported a significant decrease in nursing home cases of COVID among residents and staff, further proof that the vaccine works and we’re doing our part to eliminate COVID!

While the vaccination plan in our state is well underway, we continue to take all necessary precautions, including wearing personal protective equipment and conducting regular testing, to ensure the safety of our residents and staff.

Visitation

As you know, the vaccine will not provide immediate protection and we still need to see prevalence in the surrounding communities decline. We continue to follow the existing guidance from CDC, CMS, and our state’s DPH for visitation and infection control practices. As soon as they adjust their guidance, based on vaccination rates in nursing homes, we will let you know.

Remember we always offer visitations using our technology (iPads, tablets, calls, etc.).

Thank you and please stay safe and healthy!

 

Carol Mortensen

February 12, 2021