Lodge update 10/29/2021

Lodge update 10/29/2021

To Geer Lodge Staff, Residents and Family Members:

We are writing to update you on the Covid-19 outbreak at the Nursing Home only.  We want to be clear there are no reported cases of Covid at Geer Lodge, the Assisted Living Facility.

Operations at the Lodge continue as normal.  We continue to complete testing on our residents and staff at the nursing home bi-weekly.  Despite seeing significant numbers of residents recovering from covid, testing has resulted in additional positive cases among fully vaccinated residents and staff members.  Sadly, we have lost three residents with serious underlying health issues to Covid.

Nursing Covid-19 Data Cumulative Positive Covid-19 cases since 9/30/2021 Deaths Recovered
Residents 53 3 25
Staff 16 0 12

We are encouraged to see 37 individuals already recovered and coming off isolation.  Almost all those infected were fully vaccinated so we are obviously concerned we are experiencing some level of waning immunity.  Updates for residents, staff, families, and community stakeholders will continue as the situation changes.

Booster vaccination dates:  As most of you know we will be hosting Walgreens on November 2nd to administer Covid-19 booster vaccines to those who are eligible.  At this time, Walgreens will ONLY be vaccinating the Lodge Residents and staff. 

For Lodge staff:  Anyone who wishes to get the Pfizer booster please sign into the link below and FULLY complete the form as soon as possible and no later than Monday morning, November 1, 2021.

Walgreens has confirmed that you may get the Pfizer booster even if you had Moderna or Johnson & Johnson initial vaccines.  The link below automatically connects to the clinic held at the Lodge on November 2nd. The clinic will start at 9:00am, we will complete vaccinations for all residents first.  Staff may start attending the Railway Cafe area at 10:30 am to begin vaccination administrations.  You must bring your vaccination cards with you. 

https://vaccine.walgreens.com//patient-registration/agreement?orgId=b436c976-fd39-40ff-9ac4-7a243b19f4a0

The CDC recommends that all healthcare works over the age of 18 receive the booster. Please see the link below for more information.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

If you have any questions regarding Geer Lodge residents, please contact:

Sherry Schoonmaker, RN     sschoonmaker@geercares.org        860-824-2639

Thank you again for your care and diligence as we strive to keep you and your loved ones safe and secure.

 

Sincerely,

Sherry Schoonmaker, RN

Executive Director

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