December 20, 2021
Dear Residents, Family Members and Staff:
I want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday. This year many of us may be returning to some of the holiday traditions important to our families and children. If you and your family are gathering to celebrate with many generations, please be careful and consider ways to minimize the Covid-19 risks.
Here in Maryland, we continue to be at a loss to know what the positivity rate is in our community due to the cyber breach reported at the Maryland Health Department. We can assume based on Frederick Health inpatient information (65 patients yesterday) that the rate is high. The main actions to continue to slow the spread of the virus are getting vaccinated and receiving the booster vaccine, wear a mask, stay away from large, crowded events or spaces and practice good hand hygiene.
We also need to recognize that even a fully vaccinated person can still get the virus. Persons who have a weakened immune system or poor health still must take all precautions even if they are fully vaccinated and boosted.
Edenton continues with the following actions for all assisted living visitors:
1. All visitors must first report to the Manor House for screening information and temperature taken. A screening sticker will be provided before going to the assisted living building for scheduled visit. NOTE: the Manor House front desk is staffed every day from 8 am to 5 pm.
2. Assisted living (AL) visitation must be arranged in advance.
3. AL visits will occur in the Resident’s room. No visitors in public spaces or dining rooms.
a. Anyone who wants to dine with a Resident, we can help you with special accommodations or you can request a reservation in the main dining room.
4. Masks must be worn at all times. Even when both the visitor(s) and Resident are fully vaccinated! If a Resident is positive for the virus, other PPE will be provided and must be worn when with the Resident.
5. Residents can leave campus with family and friends. Please tell us in advance so that we can help to have the Resident ready for their outing. Use caution when you take them off campus to public restaurants, personal homes and gatherings. Help with mask wearing and hand hygiene.
I ask everyone to continue to take this virus seriously and do all that you can to protect yourself, your family members, and the general community. If I can answer any question or provide you with additional information, please reach out to me or another member of our team.