COVID-19 Update 11/9/2020

Bay View COVID update 11/9/2020

Pending cases: 1

NEW Confirmed Cases: 2 Staff Members (Community Exposures)

Total Confirmed Cases: (2 Staff Members)

Deaths r/t virus: 0

Three or more residents or staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours: No


To Our Bay View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Family:

We were notified of two positive cases of COVID-19 of staff members at BVNR.  Both were due to unrelated community exposures, and not from exposure at Bay View. One positive case was on 2E when symptoms began and one was on 2W.  The case on 2E was last in the building on Tuesday, November 3rd and was determined to be infectious at that time.  The 2W case was last in the building on Wednesday, November 4th and determined to be infectious at that time.  The individuals who have tested positive will be excluded from work until they have been determined to be no longer infectious by their local health department. Close contacts, determined by local health departments and infection control staff, will be excluded from work for 14 days from their last date of exposure to the individual, and will be monitored for symptoms by their local health department.   Persons of close contacts will be notified with further instructions related to quarantine. Bay View has and will continue to be cleaning and disinfecting the facility to control the spread of illness. All staff and residents (with consent) will be tested promptly to prevent the unknowing spread of the virus. Because of these cases, visitation will be suspended until Bay View does not have an additional case in our facility for 14 days.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus that is spread even before individuals show symptoms. It spreads from person to person through droplets created when we cough, sneeze, talk, sing or laugh. Thus, it is ever important for all residents, family members, and staff members to closely watch for symptoms that are outside of their “ normal,” and to stay home/in their rooms if they are ill. If symptoms occur, please contact your medical provider to request additional testing.

Please remember to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  1. Stay home when ill.
  2. Wear a face covering when in public if physically able.
  3. Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.
  4. Clean frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, tables, etc.
  5. Limit unnecessary travel, events, or large gatherings.

We all need to continue to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Thank you for your continued cooperation.