On April 28th, Nye Health Services learned that 3 residents at our Regency Square campus in the skilled care area tested positive for COVID 19 virus. The residents are not showing any signs or symptoms but are in isolation. The residents’ responsible parties have been notified and will be kept informed as the situation changes. All other residents’ responsible parties were notified of the current situation and the steps we are taking to protect all residents at the campus.
Kristin Harris, the Nye Health Services Vice President of Operations, along with the Mikel Ardley, the Campus Executive Director, are in close consultation with the Dakota County Health Department and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). They are apprised of the situation and are working with the Campus team on appropriate mitigation efforts.
Resident safety and minimizing any potential spread of the virus is the top priority for Regency Square. The residents are in isolation to reduce the potential spread of the virus. The Campus continues to follow Center for Disease Control (CDC), Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and DHHS recommended guidelines for healthcare facilities during the current COVID-19 pandemic. On April 24th we were notified that on April 23rd a team member had tested positive for the COVID virus. The Dakota County Health Department and DHHS were notified immediately and began to support the efforts of the campus. Testing of all residents on the campus occurred on April 25th. The current positives came from that testing. Testing of team members began on April 24th. Currently there are no other known positive test results of either team members or residents. Also, based upon the circumstances of the situation Regency Square initiated additional mitigation measures on April 24th at the campus. These included increasing our assessment of all residents to twice daily to identify signs or symptoms of the virus. All team members continue to wear masks at all times, which was implemented on March 29th, and the Campus increased their assessment of team members to twice daily.
Several weeks ago, we reviewed and updated our infection control procedures on the campus in light of emerging information from the CDC regarding the COVID 19 virus. We continue to monitor and update our procedures as recommended. We know that the frail, elderly are especially susceptible to this virus. Our efforts to control this virus on our campus are crucial and a key priority.
The health and safety of all residents and team members is our greatest concern. We will continue to update information about COVID-19 that could impact the health and well-being of our residents or our general operations at Regency Square.
Nye Health Services has a web page dedicated to answer frequently asked questions about COVID-19 at www.nyehealthservices.com/covid-19/, which is updated with information received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Questions can also be submitted to our COVID specific email address: email@example.com
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