Data on this page is updated weekly, usually on Thursdays. In between, BRC will also update this page if there is significant COVID news including policy changes.

BRC sends routine email updates to anyone who is interested, monthly on the first Thursday of every month. (To receive these, email your request to prevention@brcliving.org.) In between, should there be significant COVID-related news at BRC, BRC will send email updates and alert team members and residents. 

COVID Update October 21, 2021

COVID Vaccines and Boosters Still Available at BRC

Team members or residents who still need the COVID vaccine or booster should contact MJ Saufley at mjsaufley@brcliving.org or 540-828-2733.

Questions about the booster? The CDC website is a great resource: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html

Local Data Trends

The PCR-test positivity rate in the region is still very high but dropped again this past week. The number of new cases in the region as well as new hospitalizations, likewise, are decreasing but still at a high level that is concerning and that continues to put a strain on our hospitals and healthcare infrastructure.

The percentage of the population that is fully vaccinated is creeping up, with 48.5% in Rockingham and 51.9% in Augusta. This is significantly behind Virginia as a whole (62.2%) as well as the national average (57.0%). BRC urges everyone to mitigate risk through social distancing and masking in public, to get your booster if you’re eligible, and if not yet vaccinated to get the vaccination as soon as possible.


Key Data 

Local Positivity Rates 10/18/21:

Regulatory requirements for our nursing households mandate visitation policy, how often we test all nursing team members, and other infection prevention measures; these requirements are tied directly to several measures including the percentage of positive COVID-19 PCR test results in our local jurisdiction, which is Rockingham County. A positivity rate of under 5% is considered “low”; between 5% and 10% is considered “moderate”; and above 10% is “high.” BRC also uses this data to inform policies that affect Assisted Living and Independent Living, so we keep an eye on the rates in nearby jurisdictions. This data is published by the Virginia Department of Health.

Current Positivity Rates  (14-day period ending) 10/15/2021 10/8/2021
Rockingham County 13.9% 15.3%
Harrisonburg 8.5% 10.4%
Augusta County 15.4% 20.9%
Staunton 11.8% 15.4%
Waynesboro 13.0% 17.7%

Cumulative COVID-19 Cases at BRC as of October 21, 2021

Total Number of BRC Residents: approximately 550  Total Number of BRC Team Members: approximately 370

Monthly Totals

Month Team Members Residents
April 2020 2 0
May 2020 1 0
June 2020 5 0
July 2020 6 20
August 2020 7 1
September 2020 5 10
October 2020 5 2
November 2020 2 0
December 2020 29 16
January 2021 19 4
February 2021 1 0
March 2021 2 0
April 2021 2 0
May 2021 1 0
June 2021 0 0
July 2021 0 1
August 2021 0 4
September 2021 5 3
October 2021 0 1

Residents by Community Segment

Nursing 26
Assisted Living 8
Independent Living 28

Team Members by Work Area

Nursing 47
Dining 10
Assisted Living 14
Village 11
Administration 7
Environmental Services (Bridgewater Home) 1
Rehab 3

New Cases per Week in the Local Area as of October 21

In Rockingham County, Harrisonburg City, and Augusta County combined

Data derived from information provided by the Virginia Department of Health

BRC Vaccination Rates 8/19/2021

Community Segment Total Individuals Percent Vaccinated
Residents — Nursing Households 116 97%
Residents — Assisted Living 56 98%
Residents — Memory Support 16 100%
Residents — Independent Living 342 96%
Total Residents 530 97%
     
Team Members 434 78%