December 6, 2023:
Dear Families of Linn Health & Rehabilitation Residents:
We continue our twice per week testing of all staff and residents at Linn Health & Rehabilitation, per Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) guidance. Results in this week’s testing show that six staff members and two residents have tested positive for COVID-19. The families of the positive residents were notified immediately.
RIDOH reminds us to remain vigilant with our infection control practices and monitoring, so here is what we are continuously doing to reduce risk and keep the spread of both coronavirus and flu virus at bay:
· Twice per week testing of all staff and residents regardless of vaccination status
· Electrostatic cleaning of high-touch areas
· Screening of all visitors and staff upon entry
· Limiting the flow of traffic throughout the building
· Aggressive monitoring of residents and staff for signs and symptoms
With the expected increase of social events due to the upcoming holiday, we ask for your full cooperation in maintaining our infection control measures. If you or a family member are experiencing any symptoms or have been exposed to anyone with a virus or other contagious illness, please postpone your visit until you are no longer a threat to the health of your loved one, other residents or staff members.
I continue to urge all residents, family members and staff to take extra precautions to stay safe during this holiday season. It is everyone’s responsibility to help slow the person-to-person spread of viruses. Please do what you can to follow proper hand hygiene and cough etiquette. We encourage the use of face masks that properly cover your mouth and nose at the same time. These are some of the ways you can help protect others when visiting a congregate healthcare setting such as ours.
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.
6 Staff members
Jamie L. Sanford, LNHA, LCSW
Linn Health & Rehabilitation