Dear Residents, Family Members and Staff:
I want to first share some developing news this week regarding the vaccine. Edenton has still not heard from CVS Pharmacy about vaccination dates for our Assisted Living Residents and campus staff. Gov Hogan announced during a press conference earlier this week that pressure is being exerted on companies to ramp up the vaccination process.
Late this week, Frederick Health Hospital reached out to offer vaccinations to Edenton staff (clinical and non-clinical staff). (Frederick Health Hospital made this offer to all Frederick County AL facilities). We quickly communicated this information to staff and as of this writing have about 40% of our staff signed up for the clinic. We will proudly share and post pictures on Tuesday, the first clinic date. Staff will continue to be able to receive vaccinations locally and also during the on-campus clinic once CVS announces the dates.
This week’s testing results are as follows:
Assisted Living results:
Orchard Terrace – all residents tested came back negative again this week. No one is on isolation precautions. Residents still are quarantined due to state requirements.
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 – One resident test came back positive this week and currently is not exhibiting any symptoms. Residents still are quarantined due to state requirements.
Fiddlers Green – all residents tested came back negative this week. No one is on isolation precautions. Residents still are quarantined due to state requirements.
Two campus staff members had positive test results this week. We have no other staff out on isolation or quarantine precautions. All assisted Living residents will quarantine in their rooms and continue to be monitored every shift daily. Weekly testing will continue.
Independent Living Residents:
As of today, the Independent Living Resident outbreak is closed with the Frederick County Health Department since there have been no positive residents since 12/23/20. I want to continue to restrict services and movement for another week. I continue to ask that residents 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. An IL Resident may visit the Manor House after screening and temping in for access to the library, lobby and computer use. No small group activity (art, exercise, yoga etc) is permitted at this time. All meals remain pick up or delivery only.
Residents should still refrain from being with family members and other visitors to minimize potential exposure following the holidays. The Frederick community is still at 10.5% positivity rate today (it just dropped from 11.5% earlier this week).
Please wear your mask, distance and practice hand hygiene!
RaeAnn Butler, Administrator