Hello, this is an update from Bonnie Hall, President of West View Healthy Living. I would like to share some information with you regarding our recent mandatory COVID-19 testing.
In compliance with the Ohio Department of Health and in conjunction with Governor DeWine, on August 10, 2020, our facility tested 152 staff members for COVID-19. Today, August 20, 2020, we received notification that one staff person has tested positive for COVID-19. This employee is asymptomatic and is currently not working.
I want to assure you that we are working with the Wayne County Health Department and the Ohio Department of Health to ensure that proper protocols are being followed. I am not at liberty to discuss any details of this case, but I do want to share a few things with you.
You can trust that we will continue to be diligent in our testing process. The person who has tested positive does not provide direct care to residents, so there are no residents who have been impacted. The safety of all the residents at West View has always been a priority for our staff. I want to again assure you that we have a COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness Program and Plan in place. We have been working on this plan since early March and feel confident we have the tools in place to effectively manage this virus.
You need to know that we are doing everything in our power to keep all our residents safe and not let this virus spread within our building. We will continue to keep you and your family updated. Please know that we will continue to #holdtheline and do everything that we can to keep you safe.