Issued December 26, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. CST
We want to provide an update on COVID-19 within our Oak Trace community. We received more results of our bi-weekly testing of all health center residents, team members, and contractors. We learned on Thursday and Friday, December 24th and 25th, that four of our health center residents tested positive for the virus. By way of recap, we have a total of six resident active cases of the virus. Three are being cared for in the health center, two are self-isolating in their home, and one is being cared for in the hospital.
We also learned today, Friday, December 25th, that two of our team members tested positive for the virus. We now have five team member active cases of the virus; all are self-isolating at home with the support of our Human Resources team.
We understand that you have concerns and may have questions about COVID-19 and the current situation in our community. Please know we continue with our commitment to protect the health and safety of our residents and team members, and our team continues to be proactive in mitigating the risk of further exposure to the virus within our community.
Lifespace and Oak Trace continue to follow heightened infection control guidelines and we highly encourage residents to only leave the community for essential needs like groceries or critical medical appointments. Residents and team members are encouraged to practice social distancing and wear a mask or face covering when you interact with others in public settings. Proper hand hygiene including handwashing and the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer are essential to preventing the spread of the virus. As we have done throughout the last several weeks, we will provide regular updates about our efforts to maintain a safe and healthy community.
We appreciate your support and continued adherence to the protocols we have implemented to protect our residents and team members. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Oak Trace management team.