Community Update – August 11, 2020

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Dear Family and Friends,

The following is an excerpt from the news release, “Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Task Force to Explore the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities.” The full news release can be found at

“Tallahassee, Fla. – On Aug 6, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the formation of Florida’s Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities. Members of the task force will work together to develop guidelines on how to safely allow family members to visit their loved ones in Florida’s long-term care facilities where visitation has been prohibited since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘The last four and a half months have been difficult for all Floridians, especially our residents in long-term care facilities and their families,’ said Governor DeSantis. ‘In an effort to protect our most vulnerable, we made the difficult decision in March to prohibit visitation to these facilities. While these measures were necessary, it has taken an emotional toll on our families. I look forward to the ideas that arise from this task force on how we can continue our mission to protect the vulnerable while allowing for the much-needed human connection of spending time with family and friends.’”

We hope to get more information soon and will be sure to pass on the information as soon as possible.

Currently, we have no COVID cases in our resident population. Our two positive employees remain off the work schedule. We have a good supply of Personal Protective Equipment including N95s, gowns, and face shields. The use of UVC lights and/or fogging with an electro-static system has become a normal cleaning protocol following our typical deep cleaning practices after any room changes, discharges, or bouts of illness. Staff continues to be tested every two weeks, per the CDC guidelines. If you would like to schedule a video call (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype) with your loved one, please reach out to a member of our Life Enrichment Team.

Please reach out to a member of our team if there are any questions or concerns.

Stay safe and be blessed,

Maria Rivera, Administrator

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