Dear Edenton Resident, Family Member and Staff:

Vaccinations: Thursday afternoon during the weekly Maryland Department of Health (MDH) update, the announcement was made that Maryland has moved into Phase 1b of the vaccine distribution plan. Upon hearing this information, I reached out to the assigned contact with CVS pharmacy. He confirmed that CVS has this news and that Edenton should hear soon about Assisted Living Resident vaccination clinic dates.

The on-campus clinic by CVS was originally planned to provide vaccinations to AL and IL residents and staff members. I cannot confirm at this time that IL will still be included. Since we have already had over 50% of staff members vaccinated, I will lobby for the extra vaccine to be used for any IL resident who wants to be vaccinated.

The spokesperson for MDH also confirmed that CVS and Walgreen Pharmacies are using the Pfizer vaccine for long term care clinics. We still have a few assisted living Residents that we may need consent forms completed by a family member. Please respond to any call you may get from Edenton (Madison) regarding these consent forms. If the Resident can sign their name, we will ask them to do so for the clinic.

Weekly Testing: This week’s testing results have been received. All assisted living Residents tested negative! Only one staff member had a positive test result. Please see details below.

Orchard Terrace – all residents tested came back negative again this week. No one is on isolation precautions.

Garden House – all residents tested came back negative again this week. No resident is on isolation precautions, but we continue our attempts to keep residents distanced.

Blossom Place – all residents tested came back negative this week. No resident is on isolation precautions after today.

Fiddlers Green – all residents tested came back negative this week. No one is on isolation precautions. Residents still are quarantined due to state requirements.

Assisted Living residents will quarantine in their rooms and continue to be monitored every shift daily. Weekly testing will continue.

Independent Living Residents: We continue to request that Residents restrict services and movement. The Frederick County community continues to have a higher rate of cases. I continue to ask that residents refrain from being with others, going to other apartments, and everyone must wear a mask when leaving their cottages – no matter who they are with. An IL Resident may visit the Manor House after screening and temping in for access to the library, lobby and computer use. Only individual services will begin in the Manor House with proper distancing and cleaning. No small group activity (art, exercise, yoga etc.) is permitted at this time. All meals continue to remain pick up or delivery only.

Please wear your mask, distance, and practice hand hygiene!

Be well,

RaeAnn Butler, Administrator