CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A local senior living home has recently confirmed that two of their residents and three associates have tested positive for coronavirus.
Mark B. Hubbard, an official with Harmony at Oakbrooke, stated that a letter was sent out to residents confirming the cases along with other important information.
News 3 obtained that letter, which states that the residents are both isolated and stable and that all three associates are isolated at home and also stable. The last time the workers were in the building was April 17, 21 & 23.
Any Oakbrooke resident or associate who shows symptoms such as high fever, extreme fatigue, and respiratory difficulties, will be reviewed for further medical evaluation and tested for the virus as determined by their physician.
The letter sent out to Harmony at Oakbrooke residents is provided below.
"We are continuing to follow our elevated transmission-based precautions including the following at Oakbrooke:
- Frequent temperature screenings are being conducted for residents.
- We are extending the14 day quarantine for all residents. It is critical that everyone adheres to this change and stays in their apartment or designated secure area for the health and wellbeing of our residents and associates.
- Masks are being worn by all associates in the community.
- All associates temperatures are being taken twice daily.
- Essential personnel only are being allowed on Oakbrooke premises.
- Currently, NO visitation with Oakbrooke residents is allowed.
- All community activities have been curtailed.
- All meals are being delivered to resident apartments.
- We are cleaning and disinfecting all areas with increased diligence.
We are communicating with the Virginia Health Department about our positive tests. Harmony has a COVID-19 task force that is meeting daily and taking appropriate steps to keep all of our residents and associates as safe as possible. It's important to for everyone to continue these practices:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- More information can be found at www.cdc.gov
We will continue to communicate any developments and updates with you as warranted. If you have specific questions or needs, please let me know."
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