September 14, 2020
Thank you for your continued work and dedication to our residents!
Updates follow but as a reminder, all are subject to change in a moment’s notice and based on current CDC/state guidelines.
Covid: Unfortunately, as a result of surveillance testing, we became of aware of a staff ‘cluster’ of Covid positives and have had to put these on hold. We still have one test outstanding, but from what has been reported to us, five staff members tested positive. This moves us back into a lower ‘phase’ of reopening and have had to stop many things, such as outdoor visits, communal dining, communal activities’ Letter have been sent to all resident responsible parties (be that the resident, or a DPOA/Guardian) and mailed to staff.
Sentinel Covid surveillance testing we believe will NOT take place next Sunday, but we will be required to now do outbreak testing, via the National Guard. We will have more on that today.
New Hampshire remains a 14-day quarantine state so be mindful of the travel policy.
Staff Development: CPR – Staff Development is looking at adjusting these classes due to the outbreak. If you are registered, and things change, someone will contact you.
The new pharmacy starting October 1st ‘Partner’s Pharmacy’.
Dress down (ok to wear jeans) Wednesday’s in September 9/16 (end of summer), 9/23 (welcome fall); 9/30 (Rockingham Pride Day- wear your shirt)
Flu Clinics start this week- please make every effort to get your vaccine. As a reminder, while we can’t mandate anyone to wear a mask when they are not working, we strongly encourage you to follow the CDC and state guidelines. We expected an uptick in cases with schools opening so please take extra precautions to maintain social distance, wear a mask, good hand washing, This protects you and our residents.
This is a challenging time and you are an amazing team. We have risen to the challenge and will continue to do so, together! Thank you for everything you do!