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“Roman Eagle is a wonderful place to live; it’s like home to me. Their staff is the BEST!”

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

August 5, 2020

To Our Residents, Family Members and Employees:

Today we received the news that two additional staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Since May 8, 2020 (when the federal government issued reporting requirements), we have had a total of 17 residents and 9 staff to have confiremed cases of COVID-19.

Our total as of today, August 5, 2020:

  • 11 residents and 7 staff have confirmed COVID-19. When a resident tests positive we notify residents and their representative(s) of their condition and implement protocols for their care and treatment.

Roman Eagle is staying in close communication with the regional epidemiologist, and local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps under current circumstances. We have and continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Virginia Department of Health including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive.

  • Restricting visitation and entry of people to the building
  • Screening residents, staff, and essential vendors for symptoms
  • Practicing proper hand hygiene
  • Enhanced infection control precautions
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfection
  • Practicing social distancing, requiring all staff to wear masks and Personal Protective Equipment when indicated

Due to privacy requirements, we cannot divulge specific information about the individuals who have confirmed or suspected COVID-19, unless they are a family member with the necessary written authorization to receive such information.

We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or by internet.  Our Activities Staff will be glad to assist you.  Unfortunately, we can no longer allow residents to be brought out of their rooms for window visits.

We need your assistance in mitigating COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus) to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community, since continued spread in the larger community increases the chance the virus will work its way into our facility.

This is a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to provide you with weekly updates, which are posted on our website, www.romaneagle.org.  Please visit our website for the most recent information. We want you to know that we are adhering to guidelines from CMS, CDC and the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus.

We appreciate your support and continued cooperation.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our center.

We are Roman Eagle Strong!

Sincerely, 

Dan Setliff, Administrator