December 24, 2020
Dear Edenton Residents, Family Members and Staff:
This week our testing results were delayed due to a backlog at the lab and a problem on their end. We are finally receiving results today. We have received a report that one caregiver staff tested positive this week and the other details are listed below.
Assisted Living results:
Orchard Terrace – all residents came back negative this week.
Garden House – all residents came back negative this week.
Blossom Place – one resident came back positive this week.
Fiddlers Green – one resident came back with a flag on the result and we are retesting. Because of concern, we are treating this test as a positive result until we get a clarification with an additional test.
All assisted Living residents will quarantine in their rooms and continue to be monitored every shift daily.
Independent Living Residents: IL Residents are in an outbreak!
We have several IL residents who have tested positive this past week. All residents were requested to refrain from being with others, going to other apartments, no small group gathering, and everyone must wear a mask when leaving their cottages – no matter who they are with. A staff member went door to door to speak to Residents early this week. We have attempted to contact trace for Residents, but the amount of movement and potential family/friend interaction has provided too many variables to indicate where some Residents may have been in contact with others.
We have seen and it has been reported that IL residents are having family and other visitors as well as going out in taxi cabs, friends and of course driving themselves off campus. To protect the Edenton staff and hopefully other IL residents, the Manor House is closed to Residents. Meal pick up or delivery (to the door only) continues. We have also limited staff interaction with many IL residents including companions (in some cases wearing full PPE when necessary) and cancelled housekeeping for two more weeks. Security guards will not enter the apartment but will respond to the front door for an emergency and seek services as needed.
Our Edenton staff are working very hard to care for and serve our Residents. Please do your part this holiday week and not place anyone more at risk by gathering with family and friends who do not live in your household. The high level of community transmission of the virus has not slowed down in Frederick County. Over 220 tested positive yesterday and the case positivity rate is now at 9.45%.
Edenton still has not received a date from CVS for our vaccination clinic for assisted living residents and staff. I am hearing of several county nursing homes who have received dates for next week. I continue to follow up weekly for any update and will continue to keep you posted.
The best way you can show love to each other is by prioritizing everyone’s safety. As always, if I can answer any questions or provide you with information, please reach out to me or another member of our team at any time.
RaeAnn Butler, Administrator
December 24th Weekly Communication