Hi Family & Friends,
It has been over a month since our last positive staff member. Therefore, we have not had any outbreak testing of our residents. Salon services have resumed and scheduled general visitations. Polk County’s positivity rate continues to go down in the right direction. As of last week, the rate dropped to 7.30% and we continue to test PMG staff weekly. Only six counties are over 10%. Nineteen counties are under 5% and are testing monthly. We hope to join this latter group soon.
Another great statistic is the 80% drop of positive cases in Nursing Homes from January 1, 2021, through February 7, 2021. This may be a correlation of vaccinations being administered; behavioral activities during the holidays and/or the seasonality of the virus.
We are still under an executive order and visitation continues on a scheduled basis. Please continue to wear a mask and wear them appropriately over the mouth and nose; conduct proper hand hygiene and maintain social distance. A new visitation sign-up link will be released later this week.
This week we will be having various activities for our staff as we celebrate National Employee Appreciation Week. We have so much to be appreciative of. Help us thank our hard-working staff that has stood in the gap for our residents during these unprecedented and challenging times.
Maria Rivera, Administrator