COVID-19 Update 11/26/2020

Bay View COVID update 11/26/2020
Pending cases: 0
NEW Confirmed Cases (This number includes residents and staff who worked in the facility during their infectious period): 1
Total Confirmed Cases: (5 Staff Members, 3 Residents)
Deaths r/t virus: 0
Three or more residents or staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours: No
Visitation will be suspended until there are no new positive COVID-19 cases within the facility for 14 days.
To Our Bay View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Family:
On November 24, 2020, one resident tested positive for COVID-19 when testing all residents and staff in our weekly testing. Resident was asymptomatic for COVID-19. Resident has been quarantined and is being closely monitored.
On November 25, a staff member developed symptoms while at home, was tested, and was detected to have COVID-19. This staff member was determined to have worked on 11/23 and 11/24, was asymptomatic at that time and undetected for COVID during all-staff and resident testing.  Staff member will remain in quarantine until determined to be no longer infectious. Close contacts, determined by local health
departments and infection control staff, will be notified and monitored for symptoms.   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 on Monday, November 30, to prevent the unknowing spread of the virus. Testing will continue weekly for all staff and residents until we have two consecutive testing rounds with all negative testresults. 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.