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 March 18, Palm Village was informed that one direct care staff member in our health care center tested positive for COVID-19 as part of our weekly response driven testing The staff member has not worked since the beginning of this week and did not work while exhibiting any signs or symptoms. The staff member is currently isolating at home under guidance from county health officials.
From January 2020 to present, totals for those testing positive for COVID-19:
Independent Living: 14
Assisted Living: 6
Health Care Center: 8
Staff Members: 83
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 continue to hold residents, their families, and staff in our prayers as we navigate through this pandemic.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (559) 638-6933.
Karely Alcantar, LVN