May 14, 2021
We are continuing with outbreak testing this week following the positive employee test result reported on Monday. This morning, another employee tested positive. Contact tracing revealed that there was no resident exposure. A new round of outbreak testing was started today. All residents were tested today and all had negative results. 115 employees were tested today, 114 had negative results. The rest of the staff will be tested tonight and tomorrow.
The Lancaster County positivity rate this week is down to 5.1%, which is good news. We continue to follow CMS and CDC infection control guidance for nursing homes. Staff continue to be screened before the start of their shift. Staff are also required to wear eye protection and face masks in Green Zones (no exposure, no suspected COVID-19). A Yellow Zone (transmission based precautions) is reserved for new admissions who are not vaccinated or for anyone with suspected symptoms (there are none). Yellow Zone guidance requires staff to use eye protection, N95 masks and gowns when caring for residents.
Residents, families and staff were updated today about the current employee positive test result.
We will continue to keep you updated on our status. Outbreak testing will continue for the next fourteen (14) days until there are no new positive test results.
Sharon Eyster, MA, ACBSW, CNHA, FACHCA
Director of Operations