We have had difficult days over the past 2 weeks, and I wish we had better news to share. As you can see from our COVID case numbers listed our our COVID status page, we are unfortunately experiencing a major outbreak here with 77 active cases between staff and residents. Five of our 12 units across both buildings remain under quarantine. The county positivity rate has hit a new high of 13.3%. Given all these factors, we must continue with our shut down of all visitation. I am unfortunately confident we won’t be in a position to open up any visitation by Thanksgiving. We will do everything we can to offer as much facetime as possible during this time and the holiday.
We continue to daily test either staff or residents based on our schedule and on what potential exposures warrant. We have PPE in place and in use, and we’re monitoring everyone closely. A State surveyor was here this past Monday who affirmed our infection control procedures. We’ve reported cases to the state as mandated.
While this news is more than heartbreaking, our team of care givers are amazing and they remain strong and ready for the task at hand. I’m very proud of our team, and I’m very proud and thankful for our residents and families who have been so patient and enduring.
Feel free to contact us via our main number 423-490-1599 if you need to reach someone for updates on your loved one or about Standifer Place.
Thanks again for everyone’s patience at this time.
Dave Boozer, Administrator