COVID Week in Review: February 19-25, 2021
Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Nursing
Good news! There have again been no COVID cases this week. In accordance with best practices, team members continue to wear KN95 masks while in the nursing households.
The Salon at 302 (our beauty shop) and restorative care are open for Nursing residents. Genesis rehab is open for residents, as is Skyline Dining Room in AL.
Visitation continues to be restricted in Nursing, AL, and Memory Support in accordance with the regulatory guidelines we must follow. We understand that the CDC will soon release new guidance regarding vaccinated versus non-vaccinated individuals, and we are eager to understand how that will affect regulatory guidance for our Nursing Households, Assisted Living, and Memory Support.
In the hope that the falling positivity rates in Rockingham County will continue, we are working on plans to ease restrictions as allowed under regulatory guidance.
There have been no new COVID cases among Independent Living Residents. Dining venues, fitness center, library, and salon are open with appropriate infection prevention measures observed.
Team members: Because the local positivity rate remains above 10%, Nursing team member testing continues twice a week, usually on Mondays and Wednesdays. For team members throughout BRC, testing is available for symptoms and on an as-needed basis.
Residents: Testing is available for any BRC resident with symptoms and as needed.
Next Vaccine Clinic March 3
Our final scheduled vaccine clinic will be Wednesday, March 3. First doses for team members and residents can be administered, as well as second doses for everyone who got their first shot on February 10.
Vaccinations at BRC On-site Clinics
|# Vaccinated||Total in Community||% Vaccinated|
|*Nursing Residents||119 (112 current)||117||96%|
|Assisted Living Residents||48||50||96%|
|Memory Support Residents||14||16||88%|
|Independent Living Residents||331||351||94%|
|TOTAL BRC RESIDENTS||512||534||95%|
|TOTAL PEOPLE VACCINATED||827|
**”Others” includes direct care providers and key volunteers who work closely with residents on the BRC campus.
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” and requires monthly testing; between 5% and 10% is considered “medium” and requires weekly testing; and above 10% is “high” and requires testing twice a week. Also, a positivity rate of above 10% means mandatory restriction of visitation in Nursing and Assisted Living. 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)||2/19/2021||2/5/2021|
Cumulative COVID-19 Cases at BRC as of Feb 25, 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
In Rockingham County, Harrisonburg City, and Augusta County combined