Over 400 Kendal at Lexington Staff, Nursing Center and Assisted Living Residents Test COVID-19 Negative

Kendal at Lexington residents and staff have received excellent news following recently completed campus-wide COVID-19 testing.

“I want to let you know that we received all the COVID test results and all staff, Borden Health Center residents and Webster Center Assisted Living residents were negative,” CEO Jan Bigelow announced July 15. “We did have one independent living resident with a positive test result. That resident was notified and retested immediately, and they were negative. They also quarantined for the required 14 days.”

Staff, residents and the community as a whole have gone above and beyond to implement precautionary measures to help keep the community safe.

The Borden Health Center received zero deficiencies during an infection-control inspection conducted by the Virginia Department of Health in May. In addition, infection-control preventionists from the Virginia Department of Health were invited back last week for a voluntary review and noted the community’s implementation of numerous best practices and thorough COVID management procedures.

“Thanks so much for your tireless devotion to our residents and for your diligence in keeping COVID out of KaLex,” Jan wrote in an email to staff. “We need to remain cautious and continue to wear our masks, practice good infection control and physically distance (6-10 feet) from others. Your decisions affect many others, so let’s continue to be smart!”