The health and safety of our residents and staff is our highest priority. Read about our response to COVID-19.
On Friday, September 25, 2020, two of our staff members reported symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Since then, one of those staff members has tested positive for the virus. This staff member is off duty until they are well, and it is safe for them to return to work. The other tested negative but is presumed positive given their symptoms. Since false negatives are possible, we are acting conservatively, so this person is removed from duty until it is safe for them to return to work as well. As you can imagine, this has hit our community hard emotionally. Every single staff person has worked so diligently, since the onset of the pandemic, to remain COVID-19 free. As we know, COVID-19 is an extremely contagious infectious disease and we are taking this very seriously. As both staff members turned their focus to recovery, we took action.
What is Rose Villa doing?
We want to assure you our community is, and has been, prepared for this. Once the diagnosis was confirmed, we followed all county and state rules required for Madrona Grove specifically, which informed our decision-making for the entire community. Reporting was made to the required agencies and contact tracing was conducted.
All staff, in every department, were tested for COVID-19 on Monday, September 28, 2020. As of Friday, October 2, 2020, all tests have been negative. However, two additional staff members have reported symptoms consistent with COVID-19, and as such, are off duty until they are well. In addition, as was already planned, on Monday, October 5, 2020, we will begin weekly COVID-19 testing of all staff as part of our infection prevention protocols as required and as based off county statistical data.
In every department, staff have been provided with not only protective face masks (as they have been since March 11) but also eye protection as an additional precaution. This Personal Protective Equipment must be worn indoors and out, at all times, unless the staff member is in their own enclosed office or outdoors distanced from other residents and staff while working.
As the county, country and world continues to forge through this pandemic, please know that we are doing everything we can to keep you and our current residents safe and healthy. If you have any questions, please feel free to call (503-654-3171) or email us. Read on for more information about what our community is doing during the pandemic.
Beginning March 13, 2020, we implemented strict measures to support the safety and well-being of our residents and staff. Read on for more information.