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.
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COVID Update July 22, 2021
We are delighted that once again there were no COVID cases at BRC in the past week.
Local Data Trends
This week the positivity rate in Rockingham County based on PCR testing stayed below 5% for the ninth week in a row. Please note however that the number of new cases is on the rise, and the positivity rate looks farther back in time than our new cases count, so it looks as if the positivity rate will be rising again soon.
We track the number of new COVID cases in Rockingham County, Harrisonburg, and Augusta County (see chart below); this number is still low compared to earlier in the pandemic, but it has almost doubled week-over-week for the last two weeks, from 19 new cases in the three jurisdictions to 36 new cases last week, to 66 cases in the seven days ending 7/21. With the Delta variant gaining ground everywhere, and only about 46% of the Rockingham County population with at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, this trend is concerning. We will keep an eye on it!
Key Data 7/22/2021
Local Positivity Rates:
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 “medium”; 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)||7/9/2021||7/16/2021|
Cumulative COVID-19 Cases at BRC as of July 22, 2021
Total Number of BRC Residents: approximately 550 Total Number of BRC Team Members: approximately 370
Residents by Community Segment
Team Members by Work Area
|Environmental Services (Bridgewater Home)||1|
New Cases per Week in the Local Area as of July 22
In Rockingham County, Harrisonburg City, and Augusta County combined
Data derived from information provided by the Virginia Department of Health
BRC Vaccination Rates 7/14/2021
|Community Segment||Total Individuals||Percent Vaccinated|
|Residents — Nursing Households||119||95%|
|Residents — Assisted Living||52||98%|
|Residents — Memory Support||16||100%|
|Residents — Independent Living||359||96%|