June 26, 2020
To the Residents, families, and Resident Representatives:
I hope this letter finds everyone in good health and spirits. Below you will find the most recent events and some reminders about our current COVID19 situation. As always if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the facility for assistance or guidance.
Alpine Health & Rehabilitation in Asheboro, North Carolina has reported that two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 30 days. Neither of these employees interacted directly with residents.
Upon learning that an asymptomatic employee had tested positive for COVID-19 last week, all residents and staff members in the facility were tested for the virus. All tests came back negative.
A part-time employee later tested positive after coming into contact with the virus outside of the nursing facility. We are currently awaiting those test results.
None of the 120 residents of Alpine Health & Rehabilitation have tested positive or shown any symptoms of COVID-19. All residents and staff members are being re-tested as a precaution.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Alpine Health & Rehabilitation has implemented strict infection control measures. It continues to take extensive precautions to protect its residents and staff members. The facility remains fully staffed and has an adequate supply of personal protective equipment.
As an update, we would like to continue to remind families and visitors that visitation is currently not allowed except for end of life situations. This is in conjunction with Gov. Cooper’s most recent address on 6/24/20. As a reminder we continually provide facetime, zoom, and other media interface to allow you to visit with your loved one. All of these avenues for virtual visits are accommodated thru our Activities Dept.
I would like to take the time to educate families that window visits are permitted, however, at no time is it allowed for the window to be open during these visits. This breaks down the protective barrier that would keep our residents and staff safe.
Thank you for your understanding,
Chip Lacy-Sellers, LNHA
Administrator & Co-Founder
Alpine Health and Rehabilitation of Asheboro