December 28, 2021
Good morning Residents, Families and Associates,
I am writing with another COVID-19 update. This message covers information about more than one building, and I ask that you read it in its entirety.
Yesterday afternoon, we learned one of our culinary servers who works in the Goldberg Residence Court Independent Living building, tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The employee’s last day worked was December 27th.
Employee’s symptoms began after the shift and we hope for a speedy recovery. After learning this news, contact tracing was done immediately and those residents who were potentially exposed were contacted. They will receive PCR tests today, and we ask that all other residents who reside in Independent Living get a PCR test too.
Staff will bring a cart door to door to provide you with a test. At this time and until test results are known in the next couple days, we strongly discourage outside visits and hope residents will not leave our campus. Although the independent living dining room will remain open, those contacted about possible exposure will not be permitted and meals will be delivered to you. Orders must be placed by 3pm daily.
We understand there are programs scheduled Friday and Saturday in honor of New Year’s and will determine whether those programs will occur once we receive the test results back. Again, we hope all residents who live in Independent Living will be tested today, and if you miss today’s clinic, then certainly tomorrow. As mentioned previously, if anyone experiences symptoms, please call Katie Park at 760-516-2025 or the Receptionist so we can provide a rapid test right away.
In another building, early this morning in our Katzin Residence, a culinary worker tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The employee, who has no symptoms, has left the campus. As you recall, all Katzin residents were given PCR tests Sunday evening that were delivered to the lab Monday. We are currently awaiting the results. This incident doesn’t change our current operations in the Katzin Residence. Visits remain on hold until further notice and staff know to only go into those buildings they are assigned.
Thank you in advance for patience and cooperation. We will get through this by working together and supporting one another. We know, because we’ve done it before with great success.
Please stay safe everyone,
President and CEO
The Melvin Garb Foundation Presidential Chair