COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021
The percent of COVID positivity in Chesterfield County climbed to 12.8% this week as we see the Delta variant moving through the communities that surround Lucy Corr.
Although both days of COVID testing this week produced no COVID-positive results for our Health Care Center residents, we did have two staff members test positive for the virus. One staff member is part of our support staff in the Health Care Center and the other does not work in the Health Care Center at all. Both are expected to make full recoveries and will remain at home in isolation until they are cleared to return by our Infection Preventionist or Medical Director.
In-person, indoor visits may continue for residents in the Health Care Center even though the county’s rate of infection is above the 10% threshold. All visitors must wear masks correctly during their entire visit. We are permitted by CMS to have indoor, in-person visits because we currently do not have any residents with COVID. Should we experience an outbreak, then visitation may have to pause. While our region remains above 10% positivity we are required to test both staff and Health Care Center residents twice weekly.
If you have not done so, please consider getting your vaccination. There is no cost for the vaccination and, as you have seen on TV or read in the paper, there are now growing requirements that all of us need to be protected from the ever-changing COVID virus if we ever expect to see a return to “normal.” It is alarming to see how many people the hospitals are treating for the virus that are struggling to recover.
As always, please continue to keep our residents and our caregivers in your thoughts and prayers.
— Derrick Kendall, CEO