Category Archives: COVID-19

Covid Update

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Today is 12/14/20

It has been nearly a month since our first positive case and as of today we have only one staff positive case and no resident cases. In total, there have been 5 resident positives (3 resolved and 2 expired) and 3 staff, all resolved. We will test staff again tomorrow 12/15/20. If no positive cases arise, we will be considered out of outbreak status and able to rejoin Washington phased re-opening guidelines. We are hopeful that we will be able to resume the re-opening coinciding with vaccine distribution, which should arrive, at the earliest, next week. We will keep these updates going in the event of any new cases or new outbreaks. Thank you for you patience and trust in mitigating this challenge.

Updated 12/15/2020 9:30am: In our reporting of results, I made an error of addition. We had 3 total staff positive cases, not 4. The result of our residents is still 5 (3 resolved, 2 expired). All updates have been edited to reflect this change.

-Justin Settlemier
Administrator

COVID UPDATE 12/3/20

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Today is 12/3/20, 

Staff testing results from yesterday 12/2 were all negative. We have pending resident tests collected on Monday 11/30 and results should be available  1-2 days. If no additional staff or resident positives occur in this week and next week’s round(s) of testing, we will be out of “outbreak” status December 15th. If tests come back positive in these testing cycles, we will remain in “outbreak” status and notify of new “outbreak-free” date. To date, we’ve had 7 total positives: 5 residents and 2 staff. Of those cases 2 have recovered (staff) 3 are active (residents) and 2 have expired (residents with underlying conditions).

-Justin

Covid Update

Woodland Care Center

Today is 11/30/2020 

Today we have received PCR testing back from Friday’s collection that determined we have 1 additional resident positive. This brings our total case positivity to 5 residents and 2 staff. Two staff have recovered and two residents with underlying conditions have expired. Currently we have 3 active cases of COVID in our COVID-only wing. We will continue to test both staff and residents TWICE weekly until further notice. 

-Justin

Covid Update 11/25/20

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Today is November 25th, 2020 

Testing has determined we have one additional resident with a positive test result bringing our total resident positivity to 4 and staff remains at 2.  Early this morning one patient with underlying conditions that tested positive has passed. We conducted staff antigen testing yesterday and all results were negative. We are awaiting results from PCR testing on all residents and will notify of any additional positive cases.

-Justin

UPDATE ON COVID CASE(S) and RESIDENT/STAFF PCR TESTING

Woodland Care Center

Our staff have been tested and as of 11/21 we have 2 confirmed cases of covid. Today we had two positive resident antigen tests and are waiting results from the lab for all other residents. We will have all resident results back 11/22/20 and will update at that time. 

We’ve set up a wing for COVID residents that is isolated from all other patients and receiving care being monitored closely by physicians, nurses, nursing aides for any changes in condition. All PPE and precautions are being strictly followed to prevent the spread in the building and staff, families, and residents have been notified. 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please speak with our nursing staff (Jennifer, Stephanie, Paula) or call our administrator or admission coordinator (Justin, Tammy).

 Stephanie@woodlandcarecenter.com

Jennifer@woodlandcarecenter.com

Justin@woodlandcarecenter.com

Thank you!

UPDATE ON COVID CASE(S) and RESIDENT/STAFF PCR TESTING

Woodland Care Center

It has been our responsibility to test all staff weekly depending on case positivity in the community and during our most recent testing cycle we’ve had 1 staff member whose results indicate positive Covid results. That staff member has had limited exposure to residents, but has been around staff that have given care. We’ve sent out additional testing and will be following up with testing of staff twice a week until no positives or symptoms are showing. There have been some inaccuracies measured in our new antigen testing machine (1st testing method), so we’ve followed up with additional lab testing to ensure accuracy of results. In the meantime we’ve treated these cases as positive and are following all recommendations for patient and staff safety. 

Tomorrow we will follow up with resident PCR testing for all residents and will notify all family (of the results when we are given those. In the meantime we’ve enacted all protocols for outbreak status and we have PPE and supplies available to reduce/prevent exposure. 

The second testing method we have used is called PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing and it is highly accurate. 

As a precaution, all staff and residents with known exposure to this individual are quarantining safely in their homes and rooms. 

We will continue testing twice weekly and report any new test results or other pertinent information regarding this outbreak 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to call at 360-225-9443 and ask for the following staff:

Stephanie Smith – Infection Preventionist/Staff Development Coordinator

Jennifer Lennox- Director of Nursing

Justin Settlemier-Administrator

We know how stressful this is and we will continue to do our best to keep you informed of any new cases and making sure all social distancing and PPE use is strictly being followed. 

Sincerely,

Justin Settlemier, NHA

UPDATE on COVID Case(s) and Resident/Staff PCR Testing

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Since the report of positive staff test results, we have completed a second round of PCR testing. We’re happy to report that we’ve received all NEGATIVE test results on ALL RESIDENTS so far. We still have two resident test results pending.

The second testing method we have used is called PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing and it is highly accurate.

We have also received PCR test results back on all staff and there are no new cases of COVID to report. Additionally, of the first two staff that tested positive, one staff member tested negative and one tested positive.

This means that we have ONE known positive case and that staff member is quarantined at home.

As a precaution, all staff and residents with known exposure to this individual are quarantining safely in their homes and rooms.

We will continue testing weekly and report any new test results or other pertinent information regarding this outbreak

As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to call at 360-225-9443 and ask for the following staff:

Stephanie Smith – Infection Preventionist/Staff Development Coordinator

Jennifer Lennox- Director of Nursing

Justin Settlemier-Administrator

We know how stressful this is and we will continue to do our best to keep you informed of any new cases and making sure all social distancing and PPE use is strictly being followed.

Sincerely,

Justin
Justin

Justin Settlemier, NHA

Information On Positive COVID Tests

Woodland Care Center

It has been our responsibility to test all staff weekly and during our most recent testing cycle we’ve had two staff members whose results indicate positive Covid-19 results.

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Justin Settlemier, Administrator

It is our primary goal to keep all residents and staff safe during this outbreak.

Our goal is to minimize any transfer of the disease in the building and we have taken steps to ensure personal safety including isolation precaution, testing of all residents, use of PPE, and communication with all families and attending physicians for any new symptoms and protocol monitoring.

This will disrupt our normal process of admitting new patients and family visitation to the building and resident’s phased reopening abilities for at least two weeks.

All staff members that have tested positive have been quarantined in their homes until test results are negative and they are not presenting any symptoms, in which case they can return to work.

Positive cases are being reported to local and state agencies and those affected are quarantined until it’s determined that their test results are negative and no symptoms are present.

It is our goal to make sure this outbreak is as limited as possible and that all residents and staff remain fully protected against the spread of Covid-19.

Window visits with closed windows and skype/zoom/facetime calls are still appropriate and our staff will assist with these using proper sanitization, PPE, and social distancing techniques.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call at 360-225-9443 and ask for the following staff:

Stephanie Smith – Infection Preventionist/Staff Development Coordinator

Jennifer Lennox- Director of Nursing

Justin Settlemier-Administrator

For additional resources, please visit cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

It’s normal to feel anxious about these cases, but we are prepared and ready to make sure all necessary steps are being taken and safety is the highest priority.

Sincerely,

Justin Settlemier, NHA