December 23, 2020
Good afternoon Seacrest Residents and Family Members,
We hope this letter finds you all well. This morning we discussed how grateful we were that it had been several days since we last wrote to you and shortly thereafter, we learned that one of our Assisted Living caregivers has now tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. We are just as upset by each new case as you are and we know you continue to join us in wishing our employees a quick and full recovery. Contact tracing has been conducted and those who were exposed will be contacted.
This employee was last on campus on December 21, 2020. As we have previously shared, we will continue to follow the “Criteria for Return to Work for Health Care Personnel with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19” guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As we said in our last communication on December 18th, we learned that our Independent Living Community would not be receiving the vaccination when the “licensed” health care residences would. Today, we were informed that our Assisted Living and Katzin residents will not receive the vaccination when the skilled nursing residents receive theirs.
What has been confirmed is that on December 30th, CVS will be administering the vaccine to our Skilled Nursing residents. The date confirmed for the second shot for the Skilled Nursing residents is January 20, 2021. We are awaiting information regarding our other Seacrest buildings. As you can imagine, because you know us well, we are lobbying and doing everything possible to get the vaccine to all of our residents as soon as possible.
We know there may be a lot of questions and we want to share with you what we know. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to your building manager. We are all here and available to you.
President and CEO
The Melvin Garb Foundation Presidential Chair