March 18, 2020
Dear Residents and Extended Community Members,
As you know, we received notification this past weekend that two residents in the OceanView community tested positive for COVID-19. Due to HIPAA regulations we are prohibited from providing any additional details on their condition, but we are sure you join us in wishing them both a speedy recovery.
At this time, they remain the only confirmed cases at OceanView, and we continue to work with the CDC on preventative measures to limit any spread. All residents who had been exposed to the positive case have been self-quarantining for 14 days. All other residents are asked to remain in their homes to minimize their contact as much as possible, and maintain social distancing when they do leave their homes. We continue with frequent cleaning of common areas, restricting visitors to the campus, and limiting access to our main buildings to essential staff only.
In addition, we cancelled all events and activities until further notice. Our dining team continues to provide meals to residents’ homes, and we are utilizing our nursing staff for regular phone calls for wellness checks and symptom checks.
We have been following these best practices from the CDC:
The safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our highest priority. Consequently, we began preparing for COVID-19 months in advance and began implementing our plan accordingly as the disease progressed. Our expertise, experience, and resources make our community an ideal place for our residents to reside in this situation.
In this public health crisis, “community” has never been a more apt description of what we are at OceanView. We will continue to update you as new information becomes available, but do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Stay safe. Stay vigilant. Stay healthy.
Maureen Connolly, RN – Executive Director
Diane Kibbin, RN – Director of Operations