Coronavirus Communication Update

8/15/2022

COVID-19 UPDATE

8/15/2022 Healthcare Center

Long-Term Care staff isolation requirements differ based on current staffing requirements, per the CDC. 

Resident Count

  • Open Cases 0

Employee Count

  • New Positive 0

8/15/2022 Friendship Towers Assisted Living Apartments

Long-Term Care staff isolation requirements differ based on current staffing requirements, per the CDC. 

Resident Count

  • Open Cases 1

Employee Count

  • New Positive 0

Forest View & Baunta Independent Living Apartments

There is no requirement for the residents to report to us if they have been exposed or tested positive for COVID-19. The cases that we report in the updates below for residents will be cases that the residents voluntarily report to us. We will always notify in the blog below if we have independent living employees who test positive. 

COVID UPDATE | August 14, 2022

We have had a member of our administration team test positive for COVID. The exposure came from outside of the campus and the staff member is isolated at home.

COVID UPDATE | August 12, 2022

Friendship Towers A resident in the Friendship Towers Memory Care Community has tested positive for COVID. The staff has switched to N-95s on the 3rd floor. Group Activities are limited until after we do a round of testing on Monday. Dietary has switched to paper products for the time being. We will conduct another round…

COVID UDPATE | August 11, 2022

Sayre Healthcare Center A member of administration started showing symptoms today and tested positive for COVID on a rapid test. Staff member was sent home to isolate.

COVID UPDATE | August 5, 2022

Healthcare Center We had one administration staff member test positive yesterday. Only unvaccinated staff had to test yesterday. No residents were required to staff. Friendship Towers The Assisted Living Memory Care Community tested residents and staff yesterday. No new positives, so they have finished their rounds of testing at this time.

COVID UPDATE | July 28, 2022

Friendship Towers The Memory Care Community at Friendship Towers COVID tested today and one resident has returned positive.

COVID UPDATE | July 26, 2022

Friendship Towers We have a resident in our Assisted Living Memory Care Community that has tested positive today. Resident will isolate in their apartment; staff is determining close contacts. All residents and staff of the memory care community will test on Thursday, July 28.

COVID UPDATE | July 25, 2022

Residents on Units 100 and 200 of the Healthcare Center tested again today and their results have returned negative! We have had one new staff member at the Healthcare Center, a float that had most recently been on Unit 200, test positive today.

COVID UPDATE | July 23, 2022

Friendship Towers We have had two Friendship Towers staff members test positive today, one from the Assisted Living Memory Care Community and one that had worked with Assisted Living/Independent Living residents.    

COVID UPDATE | July 22, 2022

Residents on Units 100 and 200 of the Healthcare Center were tested yesterday and there were NO new positives! Residents of the Memory Care Community at Friendship Towers were tested yesterday and there were NO new positives!

COVID UPDATE | July 21, 2022

Healthcare Center Staff and residents tested again today. We have two staff members that tested positive, one on Unit 100 and one on Unit 200.

COVID UPDATE | July 19, 2022

Residents and staff on Unit 100 and 200. No new residents were positive. We did have one new non-clinical staff member test positive at the Healthcare Center. Residents and staff of the Assisted Living Memory Community at Friendship Towers also tested yesterday. There were no new residents positive. We did have one new ALMC staff…

COVID UPDATE | July 15, 2022

COVID Testing LabTox was here this morning on campus to test the following for COVID (rapid/antigen): Sayre Healthcare Center residents on Units 1 and 2. Friendship Towers residents on 3rd floor/ALMC. Staff at SHC or Friendship working on either of these areas OR that we have determined to be close contacts, regardless of vaccination status.…

COVID UPDATE | July 12, 2022

As we see an uptick in COVID cases across the local community and region, we can also expect to see an uptick here on campus. We are cautioning everyone to stay vigilant and for visitors to keep masks on while with loved ones. Healthcare Center We have two new residents on Unit 200 that tested…

COVID UDPATE | July 11, 2022

Healthcare Center All negative residents and all staff on Unit 4o0 tested today. No new positives on 400 Unit for two weeks in a row! All Sayre Healthcare Center residents will be out of quarantine tomorrow. Fully vaccinated staff can go back to regular surgical masks tomorrow and un-vaccinated or not full vaccinated must still…

COVID UPDATE | July 5, 2022

Healthcare Center All residents that tested negative on Unit 400 on Monday, July 4th will be re-tested tomorrow, Wednesday, July 5th. COVID Communications At the beginning and during the peak of the pandemic, we provided daily communication/updates about “all-things” COVID related on our campus and we used several methods of communication to be sure that…

COVID UPDATE | July 3, 2022

Healthcare Center Two staff members tested positive today at the Healthcare Center, one from Unit 400 and one from Unit 200. Staff and residents on Unit 200 will all test today.  Residents and staff from Unit 400 will test again tomorrow and staff and residents from Unit 200 will test again in 2 – 3…

COVID UPDATE | July 2, 2022

Healthcare Center UPDATED: We have had three additional residents and a staff member test positive on Unit 400 today. Residents that have had close contact and all staff on Unit 400 will be tested again on Monday. Residents will also be tested if they show any signs and symptoms. Residents of the skilled memory care unit…

COVID UPDATE | July 1, 2022

Healthcare Center Three residents tested positive on 400 today. All close contacts were tested and will be tested again on Monday.

COVID UDPATE | June 29, 2022

Healthcare Center We have 5 residents and 2 staff members on our Reflection of Life Memory Care Unit 400 that have tested positive for COVID within the last 24 hours. All negative residents and staff on Unit 400 were tested today and will test again Monday and Friday, or before if showing any signs or…

Friendship Towers All residents that had tested COVID positive are now off quarantine. The four residents that were exposed will be monitored until 7/1. They will be retested today and then again on 7/1.

COVID UPATE | June 22, 2022

Sayre Healthcare Center A staff member has tested positive on Unit 400, therefore all residents and staff on 400 will test on Friday. Staff on Unit 400 will be in N95 masks. Friendship Towers Two residents that had tested on Friday due to the earlier Covid positive resident tested positive. Contact tracing has been conducted…

COVID UPDATE | June 20, 2022

Healthcare Center A staff member on Unit 400 tested positive today on a rapid at home after becoming symptomatic. Staff member was confirmed positive later on an additional test and remains at home in isolation. Friendship Towers A resident in the Assisted Living Memory Care Community at Friendship Towers has tested positive. The resident is…

COVID UPDATE | June 17, 2022

A symptomatic Friendship Towers resident went to the physician after not feeling well. The resident tested positive and is now isolating in the apartment. Any resident or staff member that shows any signs or symptoms will be tested. Staff has stepped up sanitization, is encouraging masking and good hand hygiene.

COVID UPDATE | June 8, 2022

Healthcare Center A resident on Unit 200 tested positive for COVID. The resident and the residents’ roommate will isolate. All residents on Unit 100 and 200 have been tested and there are no new positives. Staff will be tested as well and both units will test again in 5 days. Residents and staff of Unit…

COVID UPDATE | June 6, 2022

Healthcare Center A staff member at the Healthcare Center did not feel well today and tested positive on a rapid test and was sent home. Unit 4 staff will test as well, as all the Unit 4 residents. Staff and residents will test again in 5 days.

COVID UPDATE | May 25, 2022

FRIENDSHIP TOWERS Today we had 1 Friendship Tower Resident test positive today. This resident is self-isolating in their apartment and all staff exposed to the employee are being tested today. BAUNTA APARTMENTS We also had 1 Baunta Employee test positive. This employee tested positive on a rapid test this afternoon and was sent home. We…

COVID UPDATE | May 23, 2022

Sayre Healthcare Center We have one new COVID positive employee at the Healthcare Center. The employee tested positive on a rapid this afternoon and has been sent home. Staff member had minimum exposure to our employees and residents. Due to the CDC Community Transmission Rate in Fayette County being high (meaning in the RED), until…

COVID UPDATE | May 20, 2022

Sayre Healthcare Center The transmission level of COVID-19 has returned to RED in Fayette County. In the Healthcare Center we must return to Mandatory Testing for all staff who are not fully vaccinated and have not received the Booster. We will do rapid tests on Sunday/Monday and Thursdays at the Receptionist Area 7:00 AM –…

COVID UPDATE | May 17, 2022

We have one new staff member at Sayre Healthcare Center that has tested positive for COVID. We have identified that the staff member was in close contact with two residents. In accordance with guidance, we will test staff and the two resident close contacts and monitor all for signs and symptoms.

COVID UPDATE | May 2, 2022

Long Term Care Staff Testing Frequency Effective May 1, 2022, the “LTC Indicator Map” will no longer be applicable to determining Long Term Care testing frequency. Routine testing of unvaccinated staff should be based on the extent of the virus in the community. Fully vaccinated staff do not have to be routinely tested. Facilities will…