July 22, 2020, (please see below regarding future updates)
Hello Residents, Staff and Families:
This page is to provide updates regarding the current status of the presence of COVID-19 in our facility. The well-being and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. To help provide reassurance, I would like to share with you the following:
As of today there are no cases of COVID-19 among our residents or our staff. We will not be updating this page as long as we remain COVID-19 free. We sincerely hope it remains the case.
We thankfully have 62 Patients and 24 staff members who have recovered from Covid-19!!
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have a cumulative total # of 97 positive Covid-19 cases 71 Residents 27 staff with no new cases in the past 72 hours.
We are conducting weekly testing of the residents and staff at the direction of the NJ DOH
In addition, some of the mitigation actions being taken to prevent further spread are the implementation of separate areas for those residents diagnosed positive for Covid-19, residents with Covid-19 symptoms, and residents with no symptoms and a negative Covid-19 diagnosis. We continuously monitor residents for signs and symptoms, and will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19. In addition to these precautions put into place, we are providing on-going training to all employees on infectious disease control measures, we have a supply of PPE, we are screening and taking temperatures on EVERY person coming in and out of the facility, and are strictly adhering to guidance from local, state, and federal agencies.
We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or other social media formats. If you would like to schedule a video chat with a resident, please send an email to email@example.com or contact the facility at 732-905-0700 and ask to speak with the Activities Director. Alternatively, you can now schedule an outdoor visitation in accordance to the Department of Health Guidelines.
General Information about Covid-19: The virus that causes Covid-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within 6 feet) through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It may be possible that a person can get Covid-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching his or her own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus is spread. For additional information and resources related to Covid-19, please visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website or https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/.
We encourage you to call our facility at 732-905-0700 for updates on the status of your loved one or if you have any questions, you can email our Director of Social Work, Sara Hauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I appreciate your understanding and continued support. We know this is a difficult time for everyone. We remain hyper vigilant and will do our best to keep communication flowing as the situation evolves.
Yeshaya Seeve, LNHA