Coronavirus Communication Update

1/27/2022

COVID-19 UPDATE

1/27/2022 Healthcare Center

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

Resident Count

  • Open Cases 2

Employee Count

  • New Positive 2

1/27/2022 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 – January 27, 2022

We do have a positive staff member at Baunta. Due to reporting guidance, we do not keep a Baunta and Forest View chart above, but will notify out of transparency when we do know of a newly positive resident case and any staff member in either of our HUD subsidized Independent Living apartments, Baunta and…

COVID UPDATE – January 26, 2022

A staff member at Sayre Healthcare Center tested positive today and a resident in the Assisted Living Memory Care Community at Friendship Towers also tested positive. TESTING We will test all staff and the residents on Unit 100 at the Healthcare Center tomorrow, 1/27. We will also be testing all residents and staff on the…

COVID UPDATE – January 25, 2022

While in some ways our circumstances have improved ten-fold from this time last year (AMEN for access to vaccines and no visitor restrictions), we have other challenges we couldn’t imagine that we’d be facing today. The critical staffing challenges that we, and all of healthcare, are facing right now can’t be overstated.    In 2020,…

COVID UPDATE – January 24, 2022

Testing   All staff and residents on Unit 100 tested today, 1/24. We have resumed communal activities and spiritual services on all Units, aside from 100. We hope to have results from the lab by 5 PM today, but can’t guarantee that will be the case.  Reminder that our COVID Update on the website is updated…

COVID UPDATE – January 23, 2022

Friendship Towers Because there were no new resident positives at Friendship Towers (praise the Lord!), only staff will test on Monday, 1/24. Communal activities and spiritual services will resume on Monday. Regular utensils and plates are back in use in the Assisted Living Memory Care Community. Sayre Healthcare Center All staff and residents on Unit…

COVID UPDATE – January 21, 2022

The lab has returned results for PCR testing from Thursday, 1/20. There are no new cases at Friendship Towers! We do have one new resident on Unit 1 at the Healthcare Center and 2 new employee positives at SHC.

COVID UPDATE – January 20, 2022

Results from testing will not be in tonight from the lab.

COVID UPDATE – January 19, 2022

National Guard The National Guard arrives today and will be deployed onsite till February 4th. The 5 member unit will be stationed at both the Healthcare Center and Friendship Towers assisting with tasks like organizing PPE, assisting maintenance, and additional cleaning and sanitizing. We continue to be grateful for the resources available to use from…

COVID UPDATE – January 18, 2022

Friendship Towers Out of an abundance of caution, we will PCR test residents and staff once again on Thursday, 1/20 due to a newly positive staff member before we open back up to communal activities and events. Testing will begin at 9:30 A.M. Sayre Healthcare Center Residents and staff tested yesterday at the Healthcare Center…

COVID UPDATE – January 17, 2022

A Kentucky National Guard team will be deployed to Sayre Christian Village on either 1/18 or 1/19 to help ease the burden for staff as the omicron variant continues to create staffing challenges. They will be assigned duties at both Friendship Towers and the Healthcare Center. We are grateful for these men and women who…

COVID UPDATE – January 15, 2022

We have received almost all results from staff and resident PCR testing on Thursday, 1/13. We are only pending 1 resident at Friendship Towers and 3 residents at Sayre Healthcare Center. No new cases to report today for staff anywhere and no new residents either! Praise God.

COVID UPDATE – January 14, 2022

Healthcare Center Family Council We will keep the date on the books for the Healthcare Center Family Council. Please join us from 5 – 6 PM on January 18th. We will use social distancing, masks, and we will not have food this time to ensure that our masks remain up and over our nose for…

COVID UPDATE – January 13, 2022

DRIVE-THRU TESTING CHANGE Please note the change – Labox will no longer be hosting a community drive-thru COVID testing site on our campus due to their staffing, resources, and volume. FRIENDSHIP TOWERS PCR testing both staff and residents today, 1/13. We hope for results tonight, but we have not been getting them same day for…

COVID UPDATE – January 12, 2022

Drive-Thru Testing Change Please note the change – Labox will no longer be hosting a community drive-thru covid testing site on our campus due to their staffing resources and volume. Friendship Towers PCR testing both staff and residents on Thursday 1/13/22 (residents beginning at 9am). Results are taking longer to get back from the lab…

COVID UPDATE – January 11, 2022

Please note that we have changed the above dashboard to report OPEN CASES for all residents and NEW POSITIVES for staff due to the recent changes to the various CDC isolation guidelines for long-term care professionals.  Please follow our Facebook page to see all the ways that #LoveStillGetsIn, regardless of the COVID mitigation and pause…

COVID UPDATE – January 10, 2022

Since our last communication, we have had two additional Assisted Living residents test positive on rapid tests. They are in isolation and cooperating with the team and the Health Department. We PCR tested all staff AND residents at Friendship Towers and the Healthcare Center today, Monday, 01/10/2022, following CDC guidelines for safe infection prevention protocol.…

COVID UPDATE – January 9, 2021

Over the weekend, we have had an increase of positive COVID cases for residents and staff at Friendship. As a result, we will be conducting PCR testing for all staff AND residents now at Friendship Towers on Monday, 01/09/2022 starting at 9:00am. We will be testing door to door and be following CDC guidelines for…

COVID UPDATE – January 8, 2022

Results for the testing that took place on Thursday, 1/6 have returned. There were no new Healthcare Center resident positive cases from that round of testing and the resident that was previously positive is being released by the Health Department. We have had 7 additional staff members test positive from that latest round of testing…

COVID UPDATE – January 7, 2022

All residents and staff tested at the Healthcare Center yesterday, 1/6. All staff at Friendship Towers also tested yesterday, 1/6. The lab didn’t pick up the samples yesterday during the snowstorm. We are delivering the samples to the lab today and due to their backlog from an uptick in local testing combined with the weather…

COVID UPDATE – January 6, 2022

We tested all residents and staff at the Healthcare Center. All staff were tested at Friendship Towers as well. If a Friendship Towers resident shows any sign/symptom of COVID, they will be tested/have been tested. We have been told NOT to expect test results tonight, 1/6, for either the staff or the residents that tested…

COVID UPDATE – January 5, 2022

We have had 2 additional team members at the Healthcare Center test positive and another at Friendship Towers test positive since our count yesterday. By and large, most all that have tested positive are having the symptoms of a cold, if they are showing symptoms. Most are feeling crummy for a day or two and…

COVID UPDATE – January 4, 2022

We have multiple updates for you today as we’re working to mitigate the spread of COVID during the surge of cases happening throughout the county that has resulted in an increase here on campus as well. All Healthcare Center residents tested Monday, 1/3 alongside staff on both 100 and 200 and any unvaccinated staff. We…

COVID UPDATE – January 3, 2022

HEALTHCARE CENTER On Monday, 1/3 we tested all residents and any unvaccinated staff. We hope to have those results as soon as possible considering the significant uptick in testing around the county due to return to work and school from the holidays. We anticipate those test results returning tomorrow. We currently have 5 staff members…

March 16, 2020 – December 2021

Please see all prior COVID Update summaries before new plugin was installed for the new format of updates.