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Statement on Covid-19 – May 8, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share that we lost two of our residents who had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and had other underlying medical issues. Please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers.

On Friday, May 1, 2020, we acquired enough test kits to administer tests to all residents who live in Assisted Living/Memory Care. Based on the results we received, we have a total of twenty-four (24) residents in our Assisted Living/Memory Care who tested positive; twelve (12) residents in our Memory Care and twelve (12) residents in our Assisted Living. All employees who work in the Assisted Living/Memory Care are entering through the Memory Care entrance. All residents on 2nd and 3rd floors who tested positive are being quarantined to their apartment.

As of today, May 8, 2020, twelve (12) employees, nine (9) in Assisted Living and three (3) in Health Care Dietary, have tested positive and are quarantined at home. We are following the “Criteria for Return to Work for Health Care Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19” guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

At this time, we have no positive cases of residents or employees in The Haven or Independent Living communities.

We are working closely with Alexander Samuel, MD MPA, Director of Chesterfield Health District and his team. We continue to follow all guidance set forth for privacy, patient care, employee safety, and efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 as provided by our Medical Director, Chesterfield County and Virginia Departments of Health (DOH), Department of Social Services and the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Brandermill Woods has worked vigorously to communicate with residents, staff and families to keep them apprised of what is going on within the community. All communications are posted on the Brandermill Woods website at  http://www.brandermillwoods.com/news.

Brandermill Woods appreciates your understanding as we continue to actively enforce the state’s decision to restrict non-medical visits into the facility at this time. We know it is hard for our families as we celebrate Mother’s Day. We especially encourage all families to participate in virtual visits.

We are so proud of our Brandermill Woods Team of employees for their dedication and commitment and for stepping up during this crisis. We are all dedicated to the safety, health and wellness of all residents, staff and family members and are doing everything we can to keep them safe. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Charmaine Preiss, cpreiss@brandermillwoods.com, 804.521.8272.