September 30: COVID-19 Update

The Glebe COVID-19 Update September 2021

Last week, The Glebe updated residents regarding positive test results of residents residing in Assisted Living community after baseline testing was conducted due to a team member testing positive for COVID-19.

Response to those positive test results included the following:

  • Contact tracing and testing of individuals that may have had a direct exposure. 
  • All residents residing in assisted living were asked to house in place.
  • Visitation was suspended for 14 days pending two weeks of consecutive negative tests.
  • All Meals are being delivered to resident apartments in assisted living.
  • Activities team members are providing individual activity kits for residents during the next 14 days.
  • All team members working in the Assisted Living are utilizing full PPE.

On Wednesday, September 29th a resident from Independent Living became symptomatic with COVID-19-like symptoms. After a rapid test was administered, the clinical team confirmed the resident was positive for COVID-19. The Glebe clinical leadership team began contact tracing and contacted and tested residents and team members listed as a direct contact. All tests were negative. However, due to the exposure and testing requirements those individuals are currently quarantining at home and will be retested on day 5 and day 7 from the date of the contact.

Due to the recent outbreak, and to help mitigate further spread of COVID- 19, The Glebe’s leadership has suspended in-person dining for the Alleghany Dining Room and Depot Café until Thursday, October 7. The Depot Café will be available for carry out service. The culinary team will contact residents for dinner meal delivery service orders until October 7. 

Residents not included in the quarantine or testing may continue to move about the community and participate in chosen activities.  As always, we continue to remind residents and visitors to follow appropriate infection control practices including:

  • Wear a well-fitted face mask
  • Practice social distancing
  • Utilize good hand hygiene
  • Report any signs and symptoms of illness onset to the clinic

Earlier this morning, during the twice weekly mandated testing, a team member working within Memory Care tested positive for COVID-19. Due to this case, The Glebe clinical team will conduct baseline testing of all Memory Care residents and team members.   

Memory Care team members are practicing droplet precautions, residents are quarantined, and visitation will be suspended for 14 days and until there are two weeks of all negative test results.

This afternoon a health care team member reported they were symptomatic and tested positive for COVID 19. Due to this recent notification The Glebe clinical team will do baseline testing on all health care residents and team members.

Health Care team members are currently practicing the CMS mandated infection control guidance related to PPE. Visitation will be suspended for 14 days and until there are two weeks of all negative test results.

The Glebe leadership team understands how disappointing and frustrating these measures must feel. We would like to reassure residents, families, and team members that the physical and mental health of residents and team members continues to be our top priority. The team is working hard to reduce transmission of COVID-19 while facilitating the essential connection between residents and their families.

With recent approval and allowance of the COVID-19 booster, LifeSpire of Virginia’s VP of Clinical Services, Paula Bolton is working closely with each community to facilitate an onsite clinic for residents and team members.  I will communicate as soon as we have a date scheduled for an onsite booster clinic. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly or any member of the leadership team.


Sincerely,

Ellen D’Ardenne 
Executive Director 

edarden@theglebe.org : 540-591-2104