Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Still no residents of The Redwoods have tested positive for COVID-19 but, according to a number of sources, the number of deaths due to the virus in the U.S. exceeded 300,000 on Monday and confirmed cases topped 16,000,000 as the nation rolled outs its first vaccine inoculations.
These are staggering numbers and Marin County is not immune as cases, hospitalizations and deaths are up here as well. In fact, retirement communities in Marin County account for almost 500 of the cases and there were 16 residents and 51 staff members with COVID-19 yesterday. Fortunately none of them at The Redwoods.
We recognize that this is a holiday season unlike most any of us have experienced. The local restrictions will be in place until at least January 4th. They include guidance to visit in-person only with those you are living with now. So we continue to urge you to schedule a visit through the glass, or over the internet, by contacting a Resident Coordinator or Social Worker, but please do not visit, or have visitors, in-person.
The next few weeks, as the first and second shots of the vaccines become available to residents and team members, will be critical to our joint efforts to continue to have no residents get the virus. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your continued support for a few more weeks.