April 28, 2020
April 28, 2020
To: Solheim Employees, Residents, Family Members and Stakeholders
From: Sam Oden, CEO
It’s hard to believe we are entering our 8th week since we started our regular communications with you regarding Solheim’s response to the current COVID-19 Pandemic. We continue to hold the health and safety of our residents and staff as our highest priority and are making every effort to communicate with you on a regular basis. Thank you for your continued support.
We have now tested almost all of our staff and most of our residents. Testing is still underway and should be completed by the end of today. Today we received news of an additional direct care staff member who has tested positive. This staff member has not been on site since 4/21, and no staff who have tested positive will return to work until cleared. Please be aware we have not received the results from our recent round of overall testing, as these results will take a few days to receive.
Public health officials are notified daily as required and are we continue to follow procedures recommended by the Department of Health and CDC. Based on recommendations, we are also requiring all residents to wear a surgical mask or cloth mask when they are outside of their room.
We continue to test all staff and residents
We are still restricting ALL visitors and non-essential personnel until further notice.
We are requiring all staff and essential personnel to wear appropriate personal protective equipment as needed.
We are now requiring residents to wear face coverings when outside of their room or apartment
We continue to offer virtual conversations with our residents and family members
Activities have been adjusted to consist of in room activities only
Community members share notes of encouragement and love with our residents
We THANK YOU for your participation and understanding during this unprecedented time
We will continue to update you as changes occur, and you may visit our website for more information at www.solheimsenior.org . If you have any questions, please direct them to Tina Antypas at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 323 257-7518 X225.