July 14, 2022
Dear Residents, Families, and Friends,
Today, Alpine Health and Rehabilitation of Asheboro went back into outbreak status. The facility had two residents test positive. I feel that historically the facility has done an excellent job at keeping our residents safe and free from Covid 19. Unfortunately, the new variant that is dominating the United States has successfully found it’s way into our facility. In efforts to minimize its transmission to others the facility has reopened the quarantine unit to house our positive cases. Visitation will continue for all, but we do ask that you follow the CDC guidelines for nursing home visitation while in outbreak status. This will include screening upon entry, sanitizing your hands, maintaining a safe distance from others, limiting your visit to certain areas of the facility, and wearing the necessary PPE (i.e. masks, face shields). It is required that you wear the necessary PPE, failure to do so would result in us asking you to exit the facility.
As a reminder, if you have been exposed to someone that is positive with COVID19 we ask that you postpone your visit until 10 days have passed from your exposure. This is to protect our vulnerable population from contracting COVID 19.
As a reminder, COVID 19 symptoms include but are not limited to: fever, sore throat, coughing, sneezing, headache, congestion, runny nose, diarrhea, dizziness, loss of taste or smell, and nausea.
In efforts to mitigate infections, facility staff are now being tested twice a week. If families and visitors would like to have a rapid test, that is available upon your request upon screening. We will gladly complete a rapid test on you upon entry into the facility. It takes about 15 minutes This is not mandatory but something that we offer to ensure the safest visit possible.
As always if you have any questions about this feel free to contact me directly at the facility.
Stay Safe and Be Smart!
Chip Lacy-Sellers, Administrator
Alpine Health and Rehab of Asheboro