November 19, 2020
Dear Residents, Families and Team Members,
We are still pleased to announce that no residents of The Redwoods have been COVID-19 positive. As cases spike in the county we are sorry to report that this week we have two team members who have tested positive. Both are asymptomatic and doing well at home. We learned this as a result of our weekly surveillance testing of staff.
The Redwoods is working closely with the Marin County Department of Public Health and the California Department of Public Health. We receives expert advice and guidance on all COVID related procedures. We will follow their guidelines to contain this situation.
What does this mean?
- Covid-19 testing of Health Care Center and Creekside (residential) Apartments was doubled from once a week to twice a week for all residents and staff for the next three weeks. This testing is done on-site and generally takes 36 hours for results.
- Residents in the Health Care Center will isolate in their rooms for as long as Marin County Department of Public Health directs, but likely at least two weeks.
- All residents, including those in the Headlands (independent) Apartments, who may have come in contact with the team members are being identified, tested and asked to self-isolate until they receive a negative test or the County determines they are safe to engage with the rest of the community.
As always, we will operate with an abundance of caution. We have plenty of testing supplies and trained nurses, adequate personal protective equipment and a dedicated team determined to get through this pandemic as safely as possible.
In addition to the steps we are taking to protect the over 500 people on our campus, we continue to strive for the best quality of life possible. We apologize for any inconvenience or concern this causes and will do are best to keep you informed.