To: All Residents, Representatives, and Families:
Palm Village Retirement Community is deeply grateful for the support of its wonderful residents and their families. As you are aware, COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the state and Palm Village continues its diligent work to protect the welfare and well-being of our residents. Consistent with our previous practice, we will continue to notify you as we identify additional positive cases in either our residents or staff members.
On December 22, Palm Village learned that one direct care and one non-direct care staff member tested positive for COVID-19 as part of weekly testing. Both staff members at the present time do not have signs or symptoms. Both staff members are self-isolating under guidance from county health officials.
From January 2020 to present 22 residents (11 IL, 5 AL, and 6 HCC) and 51 staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Palm Village continues to work with Fresno health officials when a confirmed case is identified. Due to privacy requirements Palm Village cannot share further information about any of the individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Palm Village continues its weekly response driven testing for residents in our health care center and assisted living including our employees. Palm Village promotes a universal masking requirement, conducts at least daily symptom screenings for staff and residents, has staff dedicated to infection prevention and quality control, monitors visitation and entry into the building, applies precautionary measures to carefully limited communal activities, and provides continued trainings on infection prevention updates.
We appreciate your on-going support and we ask for your continued prayers during this unprecedent time.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (559) 638-6933.