January 7, 2022

Dear Residents, Family Members and Staff:

Edenton continues to take all precautions and engage in safe practices yet we are impacted by an outbreak right now. The virus is rampant in our communities, and I ask everyone to please be extremely careful when around others – wear a mask, distance and continue hand hygiene.

Testing of Garden House residents and staff have resulted in one positive resident and three staff members. To be as cautious as possible, I am designating Garden House as a covid unit. What that means is that all staff and visitors who enter will need to wear face shield and n95 mask. Anyone entering a Resident’s room with a confirmed case of the virus must wear full PPE when entering. Although visitation is not restricted, it is not recommended. Testing will occur again early next week and if there are any changes – family members will be notified immediately.

I continue to request all visitors – please do not visit with our seniors if you have engaged in an event, you feel under the weather or have a known exposure to someone who has recently tested positive for the virus

Edenton continues with the following actions for all assisted living visitors (independent living residents should be considering this as well):
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. 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. (This is not recommended at this time with high transmission rates).
3. 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.
4. 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, person homes and gatherings. Help with mask wearing and hand hygiene.
5. We will recommend that residents who take a leave of absence away from campus be tested upon returning.
If I can answer any question or provide you with additional information, please reach out to me or another member of our team.

Be well,
RaeAnn Butler

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