Update from Administrator – January 14, 2021
Good Morning Family
I hope all is well, I wanted to inform you that we did have one resident and one staff member test positive for COVID-19. In total we now have five residents in our dedicated COVID-19 area. We continue to test our staff weekly and follow the guidelines provided to us by DPH, CDC and our local epidemiologist. In the meantime, family visits will remain on hold until further notice. We encourage all families and loved ones to schedule video calls as well as window visits and we will notify everyone once in person visits can resume once again.
I want to clarify details of the vaccine. CVS administered 130 shots to residents and staff on December 30th. They are scheduled to return on January 20th to administer the second dose to those who received the first dose in December as well as administer the first dose to those who were unable to receive it in December. Those who receive the first dose next week will be getting their second dose in February. Residents who are discharged before they are able to receive both doses are able to return to Northwood and attend the clinic to receive their shot. We want to ensure that all the families are notified of positive cases within the facility in a timely manner as well as stay informed, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.