Winter Weather Advisory: Colder temperatures throughout the weekend and snow is in the forecast for Sunday January 31st and Monday February 1st.
January 29, 2021
Good morning Edenton Residents, Family Members and Staff:
This week has been busy yet exciting as CVS vaccination clinics have been held on campus and many independent living residents have received vaccinations at various clinics as well. Edenton has coordinated almost all appointments for residents by assisting with the enrollment and scheduling since registration is computer based. Orchard Terrace residents will be the last clinic – tomorrow morning Saturday January 30th.
In about three weeks, the process will be repeated for on campus and off campus clinics (Edenton will shuttle residents again to FHH Crestwood) when residents will receive their second vaccine dose. As of this writing, no resident has experienced any issues post vaccination. We will continue to monitor Residents for any changes in condition or symptoms and most especially after the second dose.
Please note what the CDC is listing as common side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine: soreness and swelling in the injected arm, as well as fever, chills, tiredness, and headache have been described by some and the CDC indicates these responses as “normal signs that your body is building protection.” Fact sheets have been provided to nursing staff and others should anyone wish to read the details for the Pfizer-Biontech COVID 19 vaccine (provided by CVS during AL campus clinics). www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html
As more individuals receive the vaccine, we must all remember that the vaccine is only one step in helping protect ourselves, our families and our seniors. This is also not an opportunity to think we can travel or drop health precautions after getting vaccinated. We must continue to wear our masks, distance from others who do not live in our households and wash our hands frequently.
The Maryland Department of Health has not changed or reduced any restrictions currently in place for long term care facilities in the state of Maryland. Visitation remains restricted except in the case of compassionate care or Hospice visitation and testing is required (within 72 hours of the visit).
Independent Living Residents – the dining room will re-open on Monday February 1st (weather dependent with the snow forecasted). Limited seating will be permitted with one person per table unless the residents reside together in the same unit. Take out and delivery are still available. Maximum seating in the dining room will be 20 people.
The Manor House is open for residents to use on a daily basis. Screening and temperature checks continue at the front lobby entrance or elevator entrance. No group activity will resume yet. Residents must continue to wear a mask and distance from others when in the Manor House and other places on campus. Frederick community health metrics will be reviewed and considered as we look to possibly resume small group exercise and other activities.
If I can answer any question or provide you with additional information, please reach out to me or another member of our team.