We are in outbreak status in our Assisted Living facility and are taking all required steps to prevent the spread. We will continue with testing staff and residents until we are all clear with our county health department and have no new or developing cases.
At this time we are not allowing visitors in our assisted living, but are allowing TV visits in our nursing home. Our nursing home is located in a different physical location and we are safe to have nursing home residents have visitors at this time. Our assisted living residents are not able to have visitors at this time due to the outbreak.
We had one more staff member test positive yesterday, but we are continuing visitation until more cases are found. Dining and activities resume on the 17th pending new cases.
All residents have tested negative and vaccinated residents can have visitors no. Starting on 1/17, all unvaccinated residents can have visitors. No communal dining or group activities until 1/17 if there are no new positives.
We tested all residents today and they are negative. We will test again on Monday. We have 8 total staff positives and will test staff again tomorrow.
We had two positive staff members earlier this week on our Assisted Living, but we’ve tested all residents today and there were no positives. We will test again on Monday and if there are no new cases, we’ll be able to reopen and have visitors again. We won’t be able to have communal dining at that time though.
We have clearance from Cowlitz County Health Department to resume admissions, group activities, communal dining, and visitations. We will continue to be under observation for the next two weeks by the health department. If for some reason we do end up getting another positive during that time will just extend the outbreak status. Activities is resuming groups today. We need to work on the dining rooms and get things arranged before we start communal dining.
We continue ongoing testing for residents and staff during our outbreak. We are following all precautions to avoid continued exposure and are now seeing cases decline and residents recovering. We will make an update when we are able to have visitation again. Thank you for your continued patience.
Additional resident testing was completed today and 7 additional cases were discovered. That brings our total to 12 in-house cases of Covid. We are currently monitoring all residents and have protocols in place to prevent spread, including a separated wing and adequate PPE. Families, doctors, and county/state officials have been notified.
During resident testing, we have discovered (5) COVID positive residents. Those residents are on isolation precautions in their own private rooms and their conditions are being monitored closely. We have notified public and state health departments and will update the community when we have more information concerning this outbreak. Dining
and activities will be discontinued for a minimum of 14 days and in-person visitation will resume Monday the 27th at the earliest (depending on next two resident testing cycles).
We have had one positive staff member in the last cycle of testing. This does not prevent us from having visitors and we will reopen for in-person visitation later this week if all residents test negative. We plan on testing residents today.