This weeks’ testing results impacted the facility more than it has in the past. Our “RED” or COVID unit has needed to expand to encompass all of station 3 to accommodate the newly COVID + residents. Each of those resident families were contacted as their results came in. Besides many room changes, the only difference to the unit from last week is its size. Still there are dedicated staff, breakroom, nursing station, computers, etc for that unit. There is no cross-over from the RED unit to the rest of the building.
With 2020 in the rear-view we were excited to have made it almost the entire year without a COVID outbreak; a statistic entirely unmatched in Ventura County! As you know, we have been battling the last 4 weeks with several of our staff who have tested positive. After four rounds of testing all staff and your loved ones, we were successful with having no sign of facility-based transmission. This weeks’ testing has gone the other direction, unfortunately. There are now several residents who have tested positive while no new cases amongst the staff.
We want to express our continued gratitude for your ongoing support as we navigate through the COVID-19 environment. Today, however, we write to you about the upcoming election and the Facility’s commitment to honoring, promoting and preserving a resident’s right to vote. We support the rights of our residents to exercise these rights without interference, discrimination or reprisal, and are taking action to ensure that those residents who wish to vote will be able to do so (whether in person or by mail).