Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive DirectorBrandermill Woods independent living angle

Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Health Care Community – The Haven, Assisted Living and Memory Care

The COVID transmission rate for Chesterfield County Health Care has increased to 23.6% and the transmission level remains high.  We remain steadfast in keeping you informed on changes related to COVID-19 in our Health Care Community and continue to follow the latest guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Virginia Department of Health (VDH).  As long as the level is high, team members who are not up-to-date with the COVID-19 vaccine are tested twice a week as required.  

We have one team member in The Haven who tested positive and is isolated at home.  We commenced contact tracing and testing as required.  

Everyone should get “up-to-date” with their COVID-19 vaccines per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations.  We will be having a COVID-19 vaccine clinic administered by the Virginia Department of Health.  We will continue to test team members who are not up-to-date with the COVID-19 vaccine twice a week as required.  

Due to the increase in cases, please continue to take additional measures to make visitation safer.  This includes wearing well-fitting masks, surgical or KN95 at all times, performing hand hygiene, and practicing physical distancing.  Do not mingle in the common areas of the community. Please do not visit your loved one and contact your doctor if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: sore throat, severe lingering headache, sinus/head pressure, head congestion, runny nose, nausea, cough, and fatigue.  Visitors who are unable to adhere to our core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention that are consistent with the guidance for nursing homes will not be permitted to visit or should be asked to leave.  

Team members continue to work hard and your words of appreciation are deserved.  Please take the time to thank all our team members when you visit.