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Update from Administrator – March 8, 2021

March 8, 2021
Dear Families,
 
It looks like we will see an early burst of spring this week. Our goal is to get everyone some fresh air and sunshine this week!
We currently have no positive COVID residents or staff.
As you well know, this week marks one year that every nursing home in our state was required to impose visitor restrictions to do our part to combat the COVID pandemic. We can’t express how much we appreciate your patience and understanding during this very long journey we have taken together.
 
This week also commemorates a year since our team began their journey as “healthcare heroes” in the battle against COVID; doing their part to keep our residents as safe and healthy as possible, all while showing compassion and doing their best to meet not only their physical care, but their emotional needs as well. Please join me in thanking them and recognizing them again for what they did not only during the toughest parts of the pandemic, but what they do day in and day out.
 
Visitation
Our state continues to see a dramatic drop in COVID cases as the vaccine does its job and people in our local community do their part. Until the state and federal nursing home guidelines are revised, we continue to take all necessary precautions, including wearing personal protective equipment and conducting weekly testing of our staff and residents, to ensure the safety of our residents and staff.
 
We are currently waiting for two consecutive weeks of no new positive residents or staff, so that we may resume indoor visits. We will keep everyone posted as to a date when we are able to open up again to in person visits.
 
Remember we always offer visitations using our technology (iPads, tablets, calls, etc.) and when we can, window visits and outside visits. This is a great week for window visits!
 
Thank you and please stay safe and healthy!
 
Topic: Town Hall
Time: Mar 9, 2021 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
Sincerely,
Christine Tkacz
Administrator
 
March 9, 2021 Athena News
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