We have no new positive cases in the community at large.
The most recent positivity rate in Delaware County is 6.8%, up from 6.4 last week. As such, we will continue with the current visitation guidelines for the coming week. Thankfully the weather has been agreeable and compliant with our needs for ongoing visitation!
As some may have seen in the news, there is some unclear direction on the Covid booster shot and as such, we are not scheduling a clinic yet. Based on the dates of our initial shots, early October would be 8 months from the second shot for our first wave of residents and staff. So there is still time for the powers that be to give some more clear direction. The current supply and provider situation will allow us to mobilize very quickly if the guidance comes closer to that October date.
BUT that does not mean you are off the hook for shots! We are now starting to do our flu vaccines for this coming flu season. And we will continue to offer onsite shingles shots. Last year we did not see any flu outbreak, but as we move into what may be a more active season, it is imperative to get that flu shot. The flu shot has been a mandatory staff vaccine at WEL for quite some time and will continue to be mandatory for our staff.
My hope is that we are going to start to see a decline in positivity very soon, but this virus is very persistent and difficult to forecast. I would simply ask that you all continue to be safe and vigilant while we follow this path.