COVID-19 Updates

In order to maintain transparency with our resident and patient families in regard to COVID-19, we will be sending census updates as they occur on our current COVID-19 wing. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email us.

Updates


COVID-19 Weekly Update: 11/25/2020

Just an update that we have received notification that we have two more COVID-19 positive employees, which now brings the total number of employee positive cases to 12 since the start of the pandemic. Both employees have been COVID-19 testing weekly as per the Executive Order from the Governor and tested negative prior to this positive test. These employees followed guidelines by wearing proper PPE during work hours. Please note that we feel the risk of exposure to the residents is minimal based on the job duties of these positive employees. Both employees will be out of work for a minimum of 14 days and will be required to test negative for COVID-19 prior to returning to work.

Please note that these positive cases “reset" our 14-day clock which means that we will not be permitted to reopen for visitation for at least 14 days. In addition, according to regulations, “Upon identification of a single new case of COVID-19 infection in any staff or residents, all staff and residents should be tested, and all staff and residents that tested negative should be retested every three (3) to seven (7) days until testing identifies no new cases of COVID-19 infection among staff or residents for a period of at least 14 days since the most recent positive result."

Please note that residents have the right to refuse to be tested. If s/he declines testing, they will be placed on or remain on quarantine until the facility meets the 14-day period of being COVID-19 negative.

Based on these positive cases, the campus is on isolation protocols including no beautician services until further notice.

I know many of you have questions about taking your loved ones home for a visit during the upcoming holidays. Please see regulations from the Department of Health linked here in regard to the requirements that will need to be followed if you elect to take your resident out of the facility. We are highly discouraging this for the resident's safety, as well as the safety of our staff.  Please review this document in its entirety at your earliest convenience so you understand all the necessary precautions that would need to be taken.   

We will keep you informed as we have further updates. 

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at https://www.sitrin.com/about/contact/ .

As always, thank you for your support and patience during this extremely difficult time. Stay safe.

Brenda Cobane
VP of Long Term Care Services

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Just an update that we have received notification that we have another COVID-19 positive employee, which now brings the total number of employee positive cases to ten (10) since the start of the pandemic. This employee has been COVID-19 testing weekly as per the recent Executive Order from the Governor and tested negative prior to this positive test. This employee followed guidelines by wearing a face mask during work hours. The employee will be out of work for a minimum of 14 days and will be required to test negative for COVID-19 prior to returning to work.

  

According to regulations, “upon identification of a single new case of COVID-19 infection in any staff or residents, all staff and residents should be tested, and all staff and residents that tested negative should be retested every three (3) to seven (7) days until testing identifies no new cases of COVID-19 infection among staff or residents for a period of at least 14 days since the most recent positive result”.

 

Please note that residents have the right to refuse to be tested.  If s/he declines testing, they will be placed on or remain on quarantine until the facility meets the 14-day period of being COVID-19 negative.

 

Based on these positive cases, the campus is on isolation protocols including no beautician services until further notice.

 

In addition, this positive case means that our timeline to reopen for visitation has now been reset 14 days from this most recent case. We will keep you informed as we have further updates. 

 

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at https://www.sitrin.com/about/contact/.

 

As always, thank you for your support and patience.