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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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.
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|
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
Residents by Community Segment
Team Members by Work Area
|Environmental Services (Bridgewater Home)||1|
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%|