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January 7: COVID-19 Update

First, the Lakewood leadership team would like to thank you for your patience as COVID-19 cases are reported in the community. We understand that it may be concerning to see several memos as these cases are identified. This will continue as the community must follow Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services guidelines to report new positive cases by the end of the next business day. To better assist and outline cases, we are changing the format of these memos.

New Positive Results to Report Are as Follows:

• One independent living resident who resides in the Amelia Building, identified on January 7.
• One healthcare team member on the third floor Health Services Building, last date worked January 4.
• One healthcare team member on the second floor Health Services Building, last date worked January 6.

All COVID-19 positive residents and team members are quarantined at home and anyone who is identified as having close contact with this positive resident will be contacted directly.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has been notified of the positive case. The Lakewood team continues to follow all VDH recommendations to prevent the spread of the virus.
The leadership team’s priority continues to be the safety and well-being of residents and team members. Please remember that being fully vaccinated does not 100% protect an individual from contracting COVID or one of the variants.

Please stay tuned to the Lakewood blog at https://www.lakewoodwestend.org/blog/ for up-to-date communications.