We have received word from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that due to the congregate nature and population served, assisted living facilities are at high risk for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, spreading among our residents. Often, when a new-onset infection is identified, there are others in the facility who are also infected but who do not yet have symptoms. Rapid action to identify, isolate, and test others who might be infected is critical to prevent COVID-19 spread in the facility.
Even though we still remain COVID-19 free at Feridean, we are going to be administering baseline saliva testing to all assisted living staff and residents on Friday, August 14, 2020. There will be no cost to anyone who is tested. This is a minimally invasive procedure and provides reliable results in about 48 hours upon the lab’s receipt.
We are confident that you agree with the importance of this initiative for the safety of everyone involved. When we have received results, we will post them on our website.