Update- Second Round Test Results Also Negative For COVID-19

Kendal at Lexington continues diligent, proactive efforts to keep COVID-19 off our campus as cases rise in our region.  On October 5 and October 12, Kendal at Lexington conducted over 200 COVID-19 tests for all staff and residents of the Borden Health Center and Webster Assisted Living Center, all campus-wide dining staff and other employees and contractors.

On Thursday, October 8, all tests results indicated no COVID -19. A second round of tests on October 16 also indicated all negative.

In late September and early October, Kendal at Lexington had reported five COVID tests indicating positive results and immediately enacted quarantine and contact tracing protocol. To date, no positive results have been indicated for residents of the Borden and Webster Centers and no Independent Living residents have become ill with COVID-19.

“I am so proud of the efforts of staff to discover these cases early and immediately implement efforts to keep our campus safe,” states Jan Bigelow, CEO of Kendal at Lexington.

Testing for staff members that access the Borden Center will continue based on infection levels in the surrounding county per CMS guidance. According to the CMS website, the positivity rate for Rockbridge County has decreased to 3.9% as of October 14.