Nursing Covid-19 Update 02/11/2021

Nursing Covid-19 Update 02/11/2021

February 11, 2021

To Our Residents and Family Members:

We have received all testing results for both our residents and staff and are pleased to report that all our residents and staff have tested negative for a full 14-day period. Scheduled in person socially distanced visits can resume (see detail below).

All staff and residents remain without signs or symptoms of Covid-19 and will continue to be monitored closely.  We will notify you immediately If your loved one should test positive or become symptomatic of Covid-19.

Testing: Our residents will no longer need to be tested. Weekly testing will resume if we have a significant increase in the Covid-19 positivity rate due to community and/or a resident/staff member tests positive. Staff will be reduced to weekly testing.

Geer Nursing

Covid-19 Data

Cumulative Positive Covid-19 cases since 3/2020 New positive Covid-19 cases this week Deaths Recovered positive cases
Residents 3 0 0 3
Staff 5 0 0 5

Vaccination reminder:

Any eligible resident who has not yet received the Covid-19 vaccine can still receive it either at our next vaccination event on February 16, 2021 or by scheduling an appointment at our local Walgreens. If your loved one has not received their vaccination and you would like them to, please reach out to our Infection Preventionist Melissa Foley (contact info listed below).

Residents and staff who received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will receive their second dose on February 16, 2021.

Visitation:

Now that we have had negative test results among our staff and resident populations for a full 14 days and the Litchfield County positivity rate has remained around 5%, we can resume scheduled in person distanced visitation. You can now schedule visitations beginning next Tuesday February 16, 2021. As the Covid-19 positivity rate and our Covid-19 status in the facility changes, updated visitation guidelines will change accordingly. Please see attached visitation procedures. We deeply appreciate your commitment to abiding by these rules as we work to keep your loved ones safe and free of the virus.

To schedule a visit, please contact Jill Simmons, Recreation Director at 860-824-3831 or jasimmons@geercares.org

We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn how you can help prevent the spread at https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus.

If you have any questions regarding your loved one, please contact Director of Nursing Cady Bloodgood at (860) 824-3825 or cbloodgood@geercares.org, or Infection Preventionist Melissa Foley at (860) 824-3861 or coronavirusquestions@geercares.org

Kevin O’Connell, CEO

Cady Bloodgood, RN Director of Nursing

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