September 28, 2020 —In an effort to continue to be proactive in combatting the spread and impact of COVID-19, on Wednesday, September 23, Kendal at Lexington completed CMS required COVID-19 testing of the over 100 employees that access the Borden Health Center. We have since received the results of those tests.
Two Kendal at Lexington staff members indicated a positive result for COVID-19, one person in Dietary and one person in Housekeeping.
Kendal at Lexington immediately notified the persons impacted and conducted contact tracing to determine if there were other staff and residents that may have been exposed or that should be tested. Currently, there are no residents showing any symptoms of COVID-19.
Those that were determined to need additional testing or instruction have been contacted directly. All staff, residents and appropriate oversight organizations including the Department of Health, have been notified of the results.
As per CMS requirements, all residents of the Borden Center with possible exposure to these staff members will be tested on Monday, September 28. We will continue weekly testing of all staff that access the Borden Health Center, as required.
Kendal at Lexington continues to practice rigorous COVID-19 precautionary protocols such as wearing masks, strict infection control practices, limiting access to the community and social distancing.
As the three previous testing cycles have been all negative, we know that the staff and residents at Kendal at Lexington have done a tremendous job helping to keep our campus safe. We will continue to work together for the health and wellness of Kendal residents, staff, and everyone’s families.
Please contact Interim Health Administrator Karen Jackson or CEO Jan Bigelow with any questions or concerns.