The Secretary of Health has announced that the mask mandate will be ending on April 3, 2023. While this order is ending, individuals in long-term care facilities, including residents, staff, and visitors, must continue to follow Department of Health (DOH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance.
Due to the vulnerability of our residents we are still requiring all staff to wear a mask and requesting that all visitors wear a mask while in the building. We are no longer requiring residents to wear masks; however we do encourage them to wear masks while out of their rooms. Our facility will still follow infection control guidance per the Department of Health and CDC. If a COVID outbreak occurs all persons, including residents, will be wearing source control masks. All new admits to our facility will still be under observation for ten days and also have routine testing for COVID during that time.
If residents become symptomatic, they will be in quarantine and tested routinely. Our policy for all persons who become positive for COVID is to isolate for ten days. We are asking that all visitors follow this policy as well. We will be happy to set up alternate visitation (ex. virtual visits) during times of isolation. If a resident becomes positive for COVID, they are still allowed to have visitors. Visitors will be asked to follow our infection control policies and any supplies needed (mask, gown, etc.) will be supplied. It is best practice to stay out of the building if you are not feeling well. There are many contagious illnesses which are potentially life threatening to our residents.
The best protection against COVID is to stay up to date with your vaccinations. If you have any questions about how to access COVID vaccines, please call our facility and speak to our Infection Preventionist, Stephanie.
Thank you to all for helping keep our residents safe and healthy!
The Woodland Care Center Team
Woodland Assisted living
All residents tested negative
Woodland Care Center
All previously negative residents tested
7 residents tested positive today
Total current positive residents in WCC since 11/26 is now 26
Today we tested residents and have discovered 4 new cases, brining the total to 16 active cases. We will continue to test weekly and update on any new positives.
Dear Community Members,
We had an employee test positive for COVID to on WAL today and they have been in the building during their infectious time frame. No residents need to go on quarantine at this time, however residents will need to be tested twice a week for two weeks until no new positives
-Justin Settlemier, Administrator
One additional staff member tested positive today.
We have one additional positive resident after testing staff and residents today.
We have 1 positive resident so that means we are in outbreak status.
Residents will remain in rooms for meals, but can attend socially distanced activities. No group activities that include eating or drinking at this time. We are still allowing visitors at this time, but will notify them of our current resident positive so they are aware.
The remaining WAL residents tested negative today (5/26). It has been four days since the last positive. We need to go a minimum of 10 days with no new positives and then the residents’ quarantine will end. We will have to continue testing for two weeks with no new positives before resident testing can end. So as of right now, if there are no new positives then quarantine will end on June 1st and communal dining and activities could resume on June 2nd. Testing will continue until June 6th.
We have 3 active resident cases of COVID in our assisted living facility and two positive staff members. We are conducting resident and staff testing at this time and will give updates to status of spread and
quarantine procedures to families and residents. As for now, we have continued to keep our activities and dining room areas closed and moved those to 1-1 in rooms.
Should you have any questions feel free to reach out to a member of our staff and we’ll be happy to give you more information.
We had one (1) staff member test positive for Covid in today’s testing.
Residents are considered low risk for this exposure. We will do two (2)
rounds of testing for all residents on Assisted Living next week.