March 27, 2020
A seventh resident of OceanView at Falmouth has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19 and is recuperating at their home. To recount, there are now seven (7) OceanView residents who have tested presumptive positive for COVID-19. Of these, one (1) resident is receiving hospital care. Due to HIPAA regulations we are prohibited from providing any additional details.
Per the CDC, due to community transmission it is no longer possible to definitively determine the source of exposure. In addition, due to the CDC’s confirmation of community transmission we will no longer be reporting each new positive case. Going forward we will put out a mid-week update and an end of week summary on our portal to keep residents’, families and staff informed.
We continue to follow CDC guidance and urge individuals to take the proper precautions to minimize their risk of exposure. The importance of physical distancing – keeping 6 feet of distance between you and others – cannot be overstated. Remaining at home, except for necessities like groceries and outdoor exercise, is still strongly recommended, as is stringent hand washing or use of hand sanitizer.
It is also important to continue to monitor yourself for any cold symptoms, along with your temperature twice per day. If you do not have a thermometer, you will need to monitor yourself for symptoms of feeling warm, sweating, chills, or general weakness/fatigue and report all symptoms to your physician. All symptoms should be immediately reported to your primary care physician to provide medical guidance.
Only by following these guidelines will we be able to prevent further transmission.
Maureen Connolly, RN – Executive Director
Diane Kibbin, RN – Director of Operations