To Our Residents and Family Members, May 26, 2020
As of Tuesday, May 26, 2020, we have had a total of 7 positive COVID cases. We are continuing to follow CDC guidelines and have implemented new procedures within the facility to help stop the spread. The residents that tested positive are asymptomatic and will finish their 14-day isolation period before going back into general population. We have had 3 staff test positive and will self-isolate at home during this time. We have notified the local public health department, the State of Texas Health and Human Service Commission, the residents and their representatives/family and our employees. The public health department asked that we continue to monitor our residents for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. There are currently no other employees or residents exhibiting positive symptoms.
I want to assure you that we are taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our residents and staff. We will continue to implement all federal, state, and local infection prevention and control guidelines and monitor all residents and employees. We have also implemented a policy that employees are not allowed to work at another healthcare organization during this pandemic.
We are sending you this letter out of an abundance of caution and as part of our commitment to keep open communication with you and our staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at the facility.