Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss—12/28/21Brandermill Woods independent living angle

Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss—12/28/21

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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

As of today, the COVID-19 positivity rate has increased to 16.09% in Chesterfield County. We were informed this afternoon that we have two (2) employees that have tested positive for COVID-19. They are both quarantined at home with minor symptoms.

Due to the increase in visitors over the holidays and the highly contagious Omicron variant we tested all residents in the Health Care Community yesterday, December 27, 2021. All results were negative. We will test all residents again tomorrow and twice next week due to the positive cases we learned about today. Employees will be tested per Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines.

To keep our residents safe, we are requiring all visitors to wear a surgical mask or a higher grade at all times while visiting their loved ones. Please ask the receptionist for a surgical mask if you do not have one.

Thank you for your patience and support. Please continue to follow the social distancing of six (6) feet and wash hands. Anyone who has not had the booster is still required to wear a KN95 mask or higher. The best way to protect yourself during these busy holiday weeks as you spend time with friends and family is to follow the core principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention.

  • Be vaccinated for COVID-19 and get a booster shot when you are eligible. 
  • CMS recommends that everyone wear a mask in public, indoor settings.
  • Avoid crowded spaces or spaces with poor ventilation or wear a mask in these spaces.
  • Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer.
  • Maintain social distancing of at least six feet.
  • Follow CDC travel guidance.
  • Follow quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control refer to vaccinations, boosters, masks and, testing kits as tools, I like to refer to them as weapons. We are seeing symptoms of sore throat, severe lingering headache, sinus/head pressure, head congestion, runny nose, nausea, cough, and fatigue. Do not visit if you experience any of these symptoms.

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year!