Dear Family and Friends,
Yesterday December 28, the State reported over 21,000 new Covid 19 cases. Unfortunately, we added 5 of our staff members to those statistics. Of those five, 4 were non-nursing personnel and the one was a CNA escort who tested positive, all are without any symptoms. As always these staff member have been furloughed. The present staff and residents have been tested with rapid tests, thankfully, all tested were negative. We will continue testing staff on bi- weekly bases and as needed.
As this new variant spreads at increasingly greater speed than the previous variant we are considering additional strategies to minimize its impact. Until my next update, remember, mask up and maintain social distancing.