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COVID-19 News Update

 

 

January 14, 2021

 

Residents and Families:

 

Since our previous update, we have continued our mass testing of staff and residents.  In our latest round of testing on January 8, all residents and staff tested negative.

We will do another round of testing tomorrow on January 15, and as usual, we will communicate individual results with residents and their responsible parties.  We will provide a general update after all results are received. Read more

COVID-19 News Update

 

 

December 14, 2020

 

Dear Residents and Family Members:

 

Since our last update we have completed our next round of mass testing and just completed obtaining the results.  After this round of testing, we currently have 9 staff and 3 residents that have tested positive.

The positive employees quarantine at home until a return-to-work date is determined following local health department and CDC guidance.   All positive residents remain in the building, isolated and receiving cares following heightened infection control procedures.

Our next round of mass testing will take place on December 17.  As always, we will notify residents and responsible parties/families of the results and discuss next steps.  A general update on the next testing results will go out to everyone soon after.  Please be aware that testing results have been taking longer than in the past.

Daily monitoring of residents and staff for any signs and symptoms of the virus or any other changes in condition continues.   We continue to strongly encourage residents (and for families to encourage residents) to:

  • Refrain from leaving the building for the time being (we can assist residents in obtaining any items they may need);
  • Wear masks when outside of rooms;
  • Engage in frequent hand hygiene; and
  • Practice good social distancing when outside of room.

Please reach out with questions, concerns, or requests for assistance.

 

Sincerely,

Tanja Olano
Executive Director

 

COVID-19 News Update

 

November 5, 2020

 

Dear Residents and Family Members:

 

We want to continue to express our appreciation for all of your support and continued patience as we work through this crisis.  We wanted to provide you another update on what is going on in our community related to the COVID-19 virus.

We continue to have no residents that are showing signs or symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.

We have recently learned that another one of our employees has tested positive for the virus after being exposed, we believe, outside of our community.  This individual has not been in the building since November 1st, and the employee was asymptomatic when last at work.  When the staff member was in the building, all appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) was used and she practiced good social distancing with others while in the building.  Given these factors, the state health department has indicated they believe the risk to our residents is low.

We are following all CDC and local health department guidelines in both determining the employee’s possible return to work date.  We also continue all of the additional infection control precautions outlined in our previous communication, and continue to take all recommended actions to minimize the spread of this virus.

We monitor local health department, CDC and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) communications regarding any changes we can safely make regarding the current restrictions.

We are monitoring staff and residents for concerning changes in their health status.  We will continue to notify residents’ primary physicians and designated family members of any changes in their loved one’s condition, whether potentially related to COVID-19 or not.

We will update you if any changes in regards to COVID-19 happen within our Community.  Please reach out with questions, concerns, or requests for assistance.

Sincerely,

 

Tanja Olano
Executive Director

COVID-19 News Update

 

July 29, 2020

Dear Residents and Family Members:

We want to continue to express our appreciation for all of your support and continued patience as we work through this crisis. We wanted to provide you another update on what is going on in our community related to the COVID-19 virus.

We continue to have no residents that are showing signs or symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.

We have recently learned that another one of our employees has tested positive for the virus after being exposed, we believe, outside of our community. This individual has not been in the building since July 25, and the employee was asymptomatic when last at work. When the staff member was in the building, all appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) was used and he practiced good social distancing with others while in the building. Given these factors, the state health department has indicated they believe the risk to our residents is low.

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COVID-19 News Update

 

June 30, 2020

Dear Residents and Family Members:

 

We want to reiterate our thanks for all of your support and continued patience as we work through this crisis. We wanted to provide you an update on what is going on in our community related to the COVID-19 virus.

We still have no residents that are showing signs or symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19. Read more

Visitation Update

 

June 19, 2020

Residents and Families,

 

We thank you for your trust in caring for your family members here at Citrus Hills and would like to notify you all that we are still COVID-19 free. We appreciate your support and cooperation throughout these unprecedented times. Social distancing and other virus-related restrictions have been difficult for all of us during this pandemic. As some states begin to “reopen,” our family members and residents understandably want to know when community restrictions (e.g., visitation, communal activities, leaving the community) may be lifted. Read more

Information Regarding Visitation

Dear Residents, Family and Friends:

On March 14, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services advised of a nationwide restriction on visitation for certain health facilities, due to the coronavirus. Though these restrictions were drafted for skilled nursing facilities, they address risks similar to those posed to other senior living communities. CMS has directed that only health care workers or end-of life visitors be allowed to visit the community during this time. Until further notice, we will follow this direction, and will not permit non-essential visitors. We continue to encourage virtual visitation by phone, FaceTime, Skype, etc. It is important for you to remain connected with your loved one, and we will be happy to work with you to accomplish this in the absence of an in-person visit. Read more