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"I really like living at Roman Eagle. Everybody is so friendly, and the activities are wonderful."

January 18, 2021

 

 To Our Residents, Family Members and Employees:

We are looking forward to January 23rd at which time we will get the second COVID vaccine injections.

We want to provide you with an update on the situation at Roman Eagle Rehabilitation and Health Care Center regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. Ensuring the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our greatest concern.

Since May 8, 2020 (when the federal government issued reporting requirements), we have had a total of 100 residents and 66 staff to have confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Our total as of today, January 18, 2020:

We now have 15 employees and 22 residents testing positive for 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.

Due to the positivity rate for Danville of 23.3% and Pittsylvania County of 34.4% the Virginia Department of Health has recommended we curtail in-house visitation. 

We continue to stay 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. Due to the positivity rate in our community, we continue to test our staff twice weekly.

Monitoring visitation

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 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 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 regret that we are not able to allow in-house visitation at this time, and appreciate your continued support and cooperation.  Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our center.

We are Roman Eagle Strong!

 

Peggy Moore

Acting Administrator