Dear Residents, Family and Friends:
On behalf of The Springs at Pacific Regent we are sending this email to update you on what is happening in the facility with respect to our COVID-19 status. Specifically at this time we have still only have 2 patients who have tested positive for the virus on our third floor. On Sunday June 28th we had one patient test positive which prompted us to do a full facility sweep, testing all facility staff and patients on the third floor. The results showed that we had one other patient on the third floor that tested positive for COVID-19. Since last week we have received all the test results back for the patients and a majority of the staff members in the facility which all came back as negative. The last staff member to test positive was on March 30th, and the last in-house patient to test positive was on Monday June 29th. We currently have relocated those two patients to our COVID positive floor and we have isolated anyone that they came in contact with. We have notified the State and County Departments of Public Health, and will also include this information in our daily updates to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. We will also continue with the implementation of our robust infection prevention and control program, which includes such interventions as staff wearing masks at all times while in the facility; vigorous hand hygiene; infection surveillance and prompt response to identified changes in condition; frequent assessment of patients per shift and per day; use of PPE with positive or presumed positive patients; screening and assessment of all staff and essential medical visitors prior to entry into the building; and social distancing. We are currently working on a way for family member to visit their loved ones outside our facility. This would be done through a transparent barrier and we will keep you posted on when this becomes available.
We thank you for your continued support as we work to keep our residents and staff safe during these challenging times. Of course, please do not hesitate to contact us at the Facility if you have any questions at all – our phone number is (858) 625-8700.
Executive Director at The Springs at Pacific Regent