We are proud to announce that to the best of our knowledge, we have had zero positive COVID-19 cases in our community over the past few weeks. This is thanks to the tireless efforts of our staff, and the safety precautions taken by each and every one of you. Thank you! With an eye towards avoiding another potential outbreak, we will continue to test our staff regularly and our residents as symptoms are presented. On Tuesday, we held our second community vaccination clinic. Many of our residents and staff have now completed the required two doses. For those that just received their first vaccine, we will hold a third clinic on 3/23/21. More information will be shared on the specifics as that date comes closer.
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As promised yesterday, we completed a full round of mass testing of our Assisted Living residents. As a result, we have learned that we have 3 positive residents in Assisted Living. All residents who are positive are currently quarantining from other residents, and they will be receiving cares from dedicated staff using heightened infection control protocols.
Many of you may be aware of the current surge in COVID cases in our state and in the country at large. We have been doing weekly mass testing of staff. We recently learned that one of our staff members tested positive, and this staff person is currently quarantining at home and their return-to-work date will be determined following CDC and local health department guidelines. We currently have no other positive staff members.
As I am sure many of you are aware, Arizona is experiencing a significant increase in the reported positive COVID cases. We’re writing to inform you that we have just learned that one of our employees has been diagnosed with COVID-19. This employee works exclusively in our isolated memory care unit and has closely followed required infection control measures, including wearing a mask and frequent hand sanitation. The employee has not been present in our community for the last 10 days while going through the testing process. To date, we have seen no other signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in any of our residents or other employees.
In accordance with the recent guidance provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, we are limiting all visitation until further notice.