October 1, 2021 —Updated September 14, 2021
All staff and residents who were tested this past Friday, September 10, 2021 received negative test results. Kendal residents will not have to test again related to the current outbreak. Staff will test this Friday, September 17, 2021. If there are no further positive staff results, Kendal will not be required to complete any further outbreak testing.
Currently, Kendal staff are at 85% fully vaccinated across campus and 93% including staff who have received at least their first vaccine. As of October 15, 2021, all staff will be fully vaccinated unless medical or religious exemption is granted.
September 7, 2021
Last Friday’s testing did result in one additional positive test on another Borden staff member. This staff was vaccinated and is now at home per the VADOH guidelines. We will retest all staff this Friday. As of today, we are 85% vaccinated for all staff.
August 31, 2021
Kendal at Lexington has been notified of a positive COVID test result for a vaccinated staff member that serves the Borden Health Center. This staff member is resting at home and contact tracing has been initiated.
Per regulatory guidelines, visitation for both the Borden Health Center and Webster Assisted Living Center is suspended, except for essential personnel, as we work through testing and quarantine protocol. According to the VADOH (Dept. of Health) guidelines, in addition to our regular weekly testing of unvaccinated staff on Tuesday, August 31, we will test all staff working in the community, vaccinated and unvaccinated, on Friday, September 3. We will also be testing all residents of the Borden and Webster Centers at that time and monitoring all residents and staff for any signs and symptoms.
We will keep residents and family members updated on testing results and plans to reopen to visitors again. We have implemented additional infection control measures and will work with residents in these Centers to stay connected to their loved ones through phone calls and other methods. Compassionate Care visits will be allowed with approval from the Director of Nursing (Borden) or Nurse Manager (Webster).
Kendal at Lexington’s vaccination rate for staff is 80%, with over 85% in their incubating window. Almost all residents in the community are vaccinated. A vaccine mandate requirement came in to affect this month giving staff until October 15 to be fully vaccinated. All staff continue to be screened and temped when reporting to work.
There are no additional visitation restrictions implemented for residential independent living at this time. All guests to the Anderson Center common areas are required to wear masks and vaccination is required for guest participation in some activities.
CEO Jan Bigelow states, “I appreciate how understanding families and residents are as this pandemic continues to impact our community. I’m grateful to the dedicated staff working here today who continue to provide exceptional care for the residents we serve.”
For additional information contact the front desk and ask for Brandy Hostetter (Borden), Danielle Mohler (Webster), or Jan Bigelow (Residential Independent Living) at (540) 463-1910.
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