February 23, 2021 – Notification of Covid-19

To: All Residents, Representatives, and Families:

We are providing a further COVID-19 update as we identify additional cases in either our residents or staff members.

On February 22, Palm Village was informed that one direct care staff member tested positive for COVID-19 as part of our weekly response driven testing. The staff member previously tested positive within the last 90 days and county health has not determined whether this new positive is considered a new case or not. However, we find it necessary and important to inform you of this finding. The staff member has no signs or symptoms and is currently self-isolating at home under guidance from county health officials.

From January 2020 to present, 27 residents (14 IL, 5 AL, and 8 HCC) and 79 staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Palm Village continues to work closely 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. All the cases that are resolved have recovered.

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 training on infection prevention updates.

We appreciate your on-going support and we ask for your continued prayers during this unprecedented time.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (559) 638-6933.

Sincerely,

Jim Higbee
Executive Director

Karely Alcantar, LVN
IL/AL Administrator

Jeannie Wiest, RN
Resident Health Coordinator