COVID-19 Updates | November 21, 2020
November 21, 2020
Dear Alphonse Family Residents:
On Thursday we tested all Alphonse House employees and residents. A total of 91 tests were administered. We had one resident test positive for COVID-19. At this time, the resident is okay and asymptomatic.
Due to the positive result residents must again go into quarantine and visitation remains on hold.
I fully recognize how difficult the quarantines are for our residents and staff; however, quarantines are a necessary measure to prevent the possible spread of the virus. A quarantine does not mean a resident must stay in their room for 14 days. Residents can leave their rooms for a walk outside and participate in social distanced activities such as hallway exercises. However, they must follow the rules of social distancing, wearing their mask when out of their room, not congregating with other residents, and they must be in their rooms while inside the community. During the quarantine residents will be receiving their meals in their rooms.
While visitation is on hold, Essential Caregivers and medical providers can continue to enter Alphonse House.
Once we have worked through our testing protocol, and 14-day quarantine, we will reapply for visitation.
Nursing staff have, and will continue with, daily assessment of residents for signs and symptoms for COVID-19.
Please, feel free to call the community with any questions. My extension is 140. You may also ask to speak with Jeanette Eisenmenger, The Village COO (extension 157), or Lynda Jennings, The Village VP of Clinical Services and Compliance (extension 213). We will provide an update when the test results are available.
As we know, this virus will continue to challenge us in the months to come, so thank you for your continued cooperation, support and prayers, as we strive to fulfill our mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to all those we serve.
President & CEO