Residents and Families,
As this pandemic persists, we remain committed to updating you on a regular basis as any relevant information becomes available.
At this time, we continue to care for and isolate multiple Residents that have tested positive for the virus. We have two Residents from our Bridges Neighborhood who tested positive while in the hospital; both Residents remain in the hospital. A number of these Residents have seen their symptoms largely or completely resolve but given the lack of knowledge about this virus we are reluctant to call them recovered yet. Sadly, we have had nine residents, with multiple co-morbidities, pass who also tested positive to COVID. Please join us in keeping these Residents and their loved ones in your thoughts.
Additionally, members of our Team remain at home in self-quarantine who have either tested positive or are experiencing mild symptoms. Employees who were in self-isolation have been following the CDC return to work guidelines and some have returned to work. Please continue to have these members of our extended WEL family in your thoughts.
The President and Governor have initiated conversation about re-opening and we want to share that that does not include communities such as ours. Our understanding is that the CDC and Department of Health will be providing guidelines (in the future) and set parameters outside of the Governor’s plan for CCRC’s, nursing homes and assisted living communities. We are not seeing this happening in the near future, but we will keep you informed.
This has been another extraordinarily busy week and we continue to be thankful to you for your thoughts, kind words and support. As always, if you begin to experience any symptom of COVID-19, including shortness of breath, a fever or a cough, please contact our healthcare team right away. Or, should you need any other assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Please take care of yourselves, and we will be in touch again soon.