January 11, 2023

Dear Residents, Family Members and Staff:

Testing results from Monday (Garden House and Blossom Place) and Tuesday (Orchard Terrace) are finally in and the results showed that only two Residents at Orchard Terrace tested positive. No additional residents at Garden House and Blossom Place had positive results. We will be retesting tomorrow in all three locations as directed by the health department.

We continue to be very cautious at Garden House.  Residents come out of isolation (*) tomorrow and we will be monitoring everyone closely.  ( * It has been difficult to isolate the residents at Garden House )

There is quite a bit of news regarding the latest covid variant – XBB.1.5. Some speculate that it is the most contagious strain yet and others just note it as another variant. We are seeing some individuals test positive who have not had Covid yet and still others contracting the virus again. Our continued precautions of distancing, masking and proper hand sanitation is very important.

Continued steps Edenton will take are as follows:

  1. Any Resident, independent living or assisted living who tests positive for covid will be isolated for 10 days in their rooms/apartments. ALL Residents are to be wearing a mask. This included IL Residents.
  2. All Edenton staff are wearing a mask when working with residents and in close proximity to others. Some staff are also wearing n95 masks all the time.  Assisted Living guests should be wearing a mask inside of the facility. 

 Family members and guests – please consider your visiting frequency. You must wear a mask at all times with Residents, even in closed rooms. Please keep these items in mind:

  1. Staff, Residents and Visitors MUST wear a mask at all times.
  2. Guest meals are NOT permitted in the AL dining rooms. If you wish to dine with your AL Resident, please call us to make arrangements to dine in the main dining room.
  3. Visits must occur in the Resident room or outdoors when weather permits.
  4. Any Resident who tests positive for the virus may still receive visitors who wear the proper PPE (supplies). Residents must be isolated for a minimum of 10 days or until the symptoms go away.

Thank you for your continued understanding and patience as we continue to navigate the impact of Covid – 19 and other seasonal illnesses.

Be well,

RaeAnn Butler, Administrator

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