Bay View COVID update 12/7/2020
Pending cases: Bay View is completing all staff and resident testing today. All residents have been tested; staff is still completing testing at this time.
NEW Confirmed Cases (This number includes residents and staff who worked in the facility during their infectious period):
1 resident, 1 staff member. These are presumptive positives at this time. Both will be confirmed with RT-PCR testing.
Total Confirmed Cases: (6 Staff Members, 6 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:
In our weekly all staff and resident testing done on Monday, 12/7/2020, one resident and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Both are asymptomatic for COVID-19. Residents on 3E have been quarantined and are being closely monitored. All resident testing results are back and about 70% of staff have been tested at this time.
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 continue to be tested weekly 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 test results. 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:
- Stay home when ill.
- Wear a face covering when in public if physically able.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable.
- Clean frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs, tables, etc.
- 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.