WILLAPA HARBOR HEALTH & REHABILITATION

COVID-19 UPDATE

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June 15, 2020

Dear family members and friends:

Willapa Harbor Health & Rehab has been following the guidance and directives of the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the County and State Health Departments regarding COVID-19 and infection control and prevention. Despite our best efforts to prevent COVID-19 from being introduced into our facility, we can confirm that we had one resident test positive for the virus on June 8 following an all staff and resident testing. All residents and staff were re-tested on June 9, 10, and 11. We are pleased to report that all test results came back negative. The resident who originally tested positive subsequently tested negative twice. Thus, the facility is once again COVID free.

All staff members are screened before entering the facility pursuant to CDC guidelines and are sent home if they report any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or other illness. All staff are wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) pursuant to CDC guidelines. We have no instances of three or more staff or residents with new-onset of respiratory symptoms within the past 72 hours.

We are working diligently to limit the spread of the virus to other residents of the facility and are communicating this news to our residents, staff, and their loved ones.

We are strictly limiting access to the building and carefully screening all people entering our facility in accordance with CDC and CMS guidelines. At this time, only essential visitors and vendors are being allowed access to the building as determined on a case-by-case basis. We are also following the CDC and CMS guidance that applies once a nursing facility has a confirmed COVID-19 positive case, as well as working closely with our physician partners and the County Health Department.

Our top priority remains the safety of staff, residents, and visitors. This includes making sure all of our employees and staff throughout the facility understand how to protect themselves and the residents in their care.

We are dedicated to providing quality care for our residents. We will continue to fight to keep our residents and staff safe.

Please reach out directly to the Facility Administrator with any questions or concerns that you have.

 

With gratitude,

Your Willapa Harbor Health & Rehab Administration