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Status Update – A LETTER FROM CHARMAINE PREISS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY 7

POSTED ON MAY 7 THU BY BRANDERMILL WOODS

As of today, Thursday, May 7, 2020, we have twelve (12) residents from our Memory Care who have tested positive. We have twelve (12) residents who live in the Assisted Living on 2nd and 3rd floors who have tested positive. All residents on 2nd and 3rd floors who tested positive are being quarantined to their apartment.

Positive test results have been reported for a total of twelve (12) employees, nine (9) in Assisted Living/Memory Care and three (3) Health Care Dietary. They 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).

All employees who work in the Assisted Living/Memory Care are entering through the Memory Care entrance, are being screened and are wearing the appropriate PPE.

We have ordered additional test kits from the Department of Health and outside lab sources. It is still our plan to test all employees who work in the Assisted Living and Health Care Dietary departments, once the test kits arrive. Employees have been informed that if they would like to get tested on their own, Brandermill Woods will reimburse them for the cost of the test.

At this time, we have no positive cases of residents or employees in The Haven or Independent Living communities. Our Nursing staff will contact families directly if there is a clinical change.

Please keep all of our residents, employees and their families in your thoughts and prayers!

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).

We celebrate our Mothers! We encourage all families to participate in virtual visits. For assistance setting up virtual visits (zoom, skype, etc.) at our Health Care Communities, please contact Trisha Pederson at 804-419-1178 or email her at tpederson@brandermillwoods.com. For assistance at our Independent Living Community, please contact Lauren Lee at 804-744-1173, ext. 261 or email her at llee@brandermillwoods.com.

Please help us celebrate our Nurses everyday but especially this week during National Nurses Week. Their commitment, compassion, and dedication to our residents is especially appreciated during this difficult time.

The safety and well-being of our residents, their families, our dependable employees, and our entire community is our main concern. We will continue to provide you with periodic updates.

Thank you for your continued support. Please email me at cpreiss@brandermillwoods.com if you have any questions or concerns.

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