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November 9, 2022


Good afternoon, Residents and Families,


November 3, 2022
Good afternoon, Residents and Families,
Today we learned that a resident in our Goldberg Healthcare Center has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The resident is now in isolation, and we are testing staff and residents. Contact tracing is taking place and those exposed will be notified. We continue to follow the CDC Guidelines and report this information to all mandated agencies.
The CDC is expecting another surge of COVID-19 cases along with the flu and RSV. Please continue to wear a mask around others, avoid large crowds, and take a rapid test when visiting our campus. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it is especially important to do everything we can to keep our residents and staff safe.
According to a recent article in the LA Times written by Luke Money, in which Barbara Ferrer, the LA County Public Health Director commented, “For indoor gatherings that include higher-risk individuals, Ferrer recommended guests get tested on the day of the event. Doing so lowers, although does not eliminate, the risk that an infected individual who is asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic may unwittingly expose others. Fresh airflow is also important, as that can help flush out viral particles.
The article also states that if an event is held inside, opening windows or doors can also help maximize ventilation. And while that is usually not a problem in Southern California, such a step may be tougher as temperatures drop. A further comment is that those at higher risk also might feel safer if they wear a high-quality, high filtration mask, such as an N95, KN95 or KF94, according to Ferrer.
“We should all take advantage of the fact that we can be together with the people we love this holiday. We are just going to have to be careful if there are people that we are gathering with that are at higher risk,” Ferrer said.
The article reminds us that people should pay attention to coronavirus transmission rates when making decisions.
Residents, if you have any symptoms, concerns, or questions, please contact our staff at any time. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Best regards,


Pam Ferris
President and CEO
The Melvin Garb Foundation Presidential Chair