Bay View COVID Update 12/10/2020
Pending cases: 0
NEW Confirmed Cases (This number includes residents and staff who worked in the facility during their infectious period): 2
Total Confirmed Cases: (8 Staff Members, 8 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 surveillance testing done on Wednesday, 12/9/2020, two staff members tested positive for COVID-19. One had a community exposure and the other staff member had an unknown exposure. On Wednesday, 12/10/2020, two residents on 3E tested positive for COVID-19. All other residents on the unit have been tested today, 12/10/2020, and are undetected for COVID-19. All have been quarantined and are being closely monitored. All other units do not have any active COVID cases at this time.
We are following the Considerations for Memory Care Units in Long-term Care Facilities from the CDC, including, but not limited to:
- As it may be challenging to restrict residents to their rooms, implementing universal use of eye protection and N95 or other respirators and/or facemasks (if respirators are not available), and gown and gloves accessible for all personnel when on the unit to address potential for encountering a wandering resident who might have COVID-19.
- Adding additional ventilation to the unit.
- Implementing additional unit testing to catch any asymptomatic cases early.
- Keeping the resident’s environment and routines as consistent as possible while still reminding and assisting with frequent hand hygiene, social distancing, and use of face coverings (if tolerated).
- When possible, dedicating personnel to work only on the TBI unit when possible and trying to keep staffing consistent.
- Limiting personnel on the unit to only those essential for care.
- Continuing to provide structured activities, which may need to occur in the resident’s room or be scheduled at staggered times throughout the day to maintain social distancing.
- Encouraging residents to remain in their rooms, or if not feasible, spacing residents at least 6 feet apart when in a common area, and gently redirecting residents who are ambulatory and are in close proximity to other residents or personnel.
- Frequently cleaning often-touched surfaces in the unit, especially in hallways and common areas.
- Continuing to ensure access to necessary medical care, and to emergency services if needed and if in alignment with resident goals of care.
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.