Memo-COVID-19 Update-September 14, 2020
FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services; Sloan Verlander, Administrator Assisted Living
SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update – The Gables and Monticello
DATE: September 14, 2020
Today Westminster Canterbury Richmond learned that a resident of The Gables tested positive for COVID-19. On Friday a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) who worked in The Gables and Monticello, memory support areas of Assisted Living, tested positive for COVID-19 after experiencing symptoms. This resident lives in the household where the CNA was primarily assigned to work. The resident is asymptomatic and was moved to the COVID-19 positive unit where she will be cared for by a dedicated team of Assisted Living caregivers. This is the first case of COVID-19 for an Assisted Living resident at Westminster Canterbury.
Residents of The Gables and Monticello are under quarantine in their apartments for 14 days from the date of exposure per guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Due to this new positive case, the quarantine has been extended to Saturday, September 26. The Gables Salon is closed. Safe, structured visitation from family members of The Gables and Monticello residents is suspended. Out of an abundance of caution, Westminster Canterbury tested all residents of The Gables and Monticello for COVID-19, and we are awaiting results.
Westminster Canterbury Richmond COVID-19 Response Summary
We are committed to continued transparency about our COVID-19 response and cases in our residents and staff. We follow the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH).
Since March, Westminster Canterbury has had confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a total of 14 residents and 29 employees. One resident is recovering in our COVID-19 positive unit. So far, 27 of the 29 employees have recovered, tested negative twice and returned to work. Two employees are recovering in quarantine.
Keys to Keeping Our Community Healthy
It is critical to remain diligent in staying healthy to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Wear a mask correctly. Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer frequently. Maintain social distancing of six feet or more from others everywhere you go. Stay home if you do not feel well. Thank you for protecting yourselves and those around you!
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