Dear Families of Linn Health & Rehabilitation Residents:
Twice a week testing of all staff and residents at Linn Health & Rehabilitation continues, per Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) guidance. There are no positive cases among residents this week, but one staff member has tested positive.
RIDOH encourages we all remain vigilant with our infection control practices and monitoring, so here is what we are doing to reduce risk and keep the spread of coronavirus and flu at bay:
- Twice weekly testing of all staff and residents regardless of vaccination status
- Continue electrostatic cleaning of high touch areas
- Continued screening of all visitors and staff upon entry
- Limiting traffic throughout the building
- Aggressive monitoring of residents and staff for signs and symptoms of the coronavirusAccording to the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), hospitalization rates for COVID-19 and Influenza remain elevated among adults 65+. CDC, Department of Health, and Linn continue to urge all residents, family members and staff to take extra precautions.
Here are a few ways to help the spread of these respiratory infections:
- COVID/ Flu immunizations – Linn continues to offer residents immunizations for flu, COVID-19, and RSV (for groups eligible for RSV immunization). If you are interested in having your loved one receive any of these vaccines, please contact Chelsea Messier, Linn’s Infection Prevention.
- Testing – COVID-19 tests are available at most grocery stores and pharmacy. These tests can quickly detect COVID–19.
- Extra precautions – Other tools like masking, physical distancing, and hand washing are all ways to provide additional protection.It is always my priority to keep you informed and up to date with the most accurate information. Feel free to email me with any questions at Admin-Linn@Aldersbridge.org.
Jamie Sanford, LNHA, LCSW