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 use their county positivity rate** in the prior week as the trigger for staff testing frequency.

Table 2: Routine Testing Intervals Vary by Community COVID-19 Activity Level

Community
COVID-19 Activity
County Positivity Rate in the past week Minimum Testing Frequency of Unvaccinated Staff+
Low <5% Once a month
Medium 5%–10% Once a week
High >10% Twice a week

**While the QSO refers to the county positivity rate, CHFS confirms that providers should use the county Community Level map on the CDC website which corresponds to the LTC map providers have been using recently.

Vaccine Booster Clinic

The on-site COVID clinic will be May 10th at the Healthcare Center and May 11th for Housing Residents in the Friendship Towers Café and Baunta Chapel.

To receive a “2nd booster,” employees and residents must be 50+ or have an outstanding medical condition that puts them at a higher risk of contracting COVID.  We can offer 1st, 2nd, or initial doses to any employee or resident that is eligible and wants to receive. 

 

COVID-19 DAILY 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.