Each day since Mid-March our teams have worked diligently to protect our residents and each other from Covid-19. This virus that has shut down countries and brought the world to a standstill has been on all our minds--we are sure yours as well-- nearly constantly for most of 2020. Finally, we breathe a sigh of relief and see a clear pathway to health, safety, and a return to having friends and family joining us in our community.
𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐒𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐫 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐟𝐟 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐩𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝-𝟏𝟗 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬.This news means that we are soon able to offer another line of defense against the spread of Covid-19 in addition to our current enhanced infection control procedures.
Long Term Care communities and healthcare staff were given top priority to receive the Covid-19 vaccine by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Each individual state working with pharmacy partners are working at this moment on distribution plans.
Many of you have questions regarding the vaccine and its distribution. We have put together a Fact Sheet to help answer some of those questions and will be rolling out an informational campaign to continue our commitment to transparency and communication.
𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝-𝟏𝟗 𝐯𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬: https://www.radiantseniorliving.com/radiant-blog?article=facts-about-upcoming-covid-19-vaccine-distribution-plans
𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝-𝟏𝟗: We are happy to report that all required testing for residents and staff have remained negative since our last update. We continue to complete routine testing twice weekly. We are offering window and virtual visits at this time. We will continue with routine monitoring of residents and notify primary contacts directly if their loved one exhibits symptoms or receives positive test results from this last round of testing.
Note: While we encourage discussion and communication on our page, misinformation and unsubstantiated claims will be removed from this comment thread. We encourage you to learn more about the vaccine through our linked Fact post, the CDC's website, or your personal doctor.