Important Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director - 6/2/22Brandermill Woods independent living angle

Important Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director - 6/2/22

Thursday, June 2, 2022

The COVID transmission rate for Chesterfield county Health Care has increased to 20.74% and the transmission level is high. We continue to encourage everyone to get “up-to-date” with their COVID-19 vaccines per CDC recommendations.

We have three (3) new team members who tested positive for COVID-19 this week, two (2) in The Haven, and one (1) in the Assisted Living.  

We are pleased to report that all residents in The Haven's results were negative in this week’s COVID-19 testing. We have cleared six (6) residents and the remaining four (4) residents continue to have minor symptoms and will clear within the week.  

We will continue to test all residents in The Haven and team members twice a week for the next two weeks until two consecutive “all” negative weeks are reached. As well as being quarantined in their rooms. We will continue conducting one on one activities with them and serving meals in our resident’s rooms.  

All visitors need 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 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for nursing homes will not be permitted to visit or should be asked to leave.  

Please continue to thank our team members when you visit our community.  June is always a very active month and they are working hard under difficult circumstances to give the best quality of life daily for our residents.  Your encouragement is appreciated and well deserved.