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.
We are happy to report that we have no active COVID-19 positive cases for residents residing in independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing. We last reported on January 30 that one resident in our health care center tested positive for COVID-19. Since this time, the resident has been removed from isolation pre-cautions. Palm Village has learned that one direct care staff member and three non-direct care staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as part of weekly testing. Two of the four staff members have mild signs and symptoms, the other two have no signs or symptoms. The staff members are isolating at home under guidance from county health officials.
From January 2020 to present, 25 residents (12 IL, 5 AL, and 8 HCC) and 77 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.
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.
Karely Alcantar, LVN
Jeannie Wiest, RN
Resident Health Coordinator