March 15, 2020
We received notification that two related residents in the OceanView community recently tested presumptive positive for coronavirus. One resident is under their doctor’s care at Maine Medical Center and the other is recuperating at home. Due to HIPAA regulations we are prohibited from providing any additional details as it pertains to our community members.
As it pertains to the community as a whole, at the CDC’s direction we’ve identified all staff and residents who would have come in contact with these residents. We are confident we’ve identified everyone since we have documentation protocols to ensure we have a record of campus activities.
We continue to work with the CDC on notification protocols and further preventative measures. To limit any further spread we’ve requested that all residents self-quarantine for the next 14 days, increased the frequency of cleaning of all common areas, restricted visitors to the campus, and limited access to our main buildings to essential staff only.
As a community comprised of a high-risk population, the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our highest priority. Consequently, our expertise and experience makes our community an ideal place for our residents to remain in this situation.
We ask that you please respect our protocols limiting outside visitors. We wish for a speedy recovery for our residents and all those impacted across the world.
Maureen Connolly, RN – Executive Director
Diane Kibbin, RN – Director of Operations