Dear Residents and Families:
We are writing to provide you additional updates regarding COVID-19, or Coronavirus, and our continued preventive actions. We are diligently working with the Thurston County Health Department and the Washington Department of Health to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps.
There are currently active cases amongst residents and all directly impacted families have been notified. Staff have also tested positive and are instructed to self-quarantine for 10 days if asymptomatic and if symptomatic for 14 days. All staff and residents are tested weekly per county positivity rates and all staff are screened upon entering the facility, utilize extensive personal protective equipment (PPE) including face shields, face masks, gloves, gowns and are routinely assessed for competency regarding hand hygiene and proper donning and doffing procedures.
In order to limit the spread of the virus any resident who has been exposed to the virus will be monitored and treated under the same precautions as if they were positive. These residents will be monitored 3 times a day for signs and symptoms of the virus.
We have updated our visitation policy so that our community can be better protected. When you are visiting your loved one we ask that you please keep your mask over your nose and mouth. We will be able to assist our residents with a handheld phone in order to communicate through the window. In addition to window visits we will be facilitating zoom video calls with our residents and their family members. Please contact the facility and ask for Trina Woolridge for any questions on how to set up a zoom video call.
We want to thank our community members for all of your support. Please keep us in your thoughts and light so that we may overcome the challenge that the virus presents. We thank you for your understanding and patience.
We know that you may have questions and we encourage you to contact us at the number below:
Roo Lan Health and Rehab Staff