Dear Cypress Court Residents and Families:
I would like to provide a status update regarding COVID-19 and our containment effort. As of today, we have 17 active cases: (10) associates and (7) residents. Several associates are already past their quarantine window and have started to return to work which is a very good sign. We have residents in various stages of recovery, three residents in the hospital and sadly we have lost two residents to the virus while being treated in the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families and all of our residents and associates currently recovering from COVID.
First, I want to say how proud I am of our associates and all they are doing to mitigate the spread of the COVID virus within our community. Their tireless service and continued commitment in caring for our residents while doing everything they can to brighten your days managing through this most difficult time for us all is indeed remarkable.
For eight months we were able to keep COVID at bay, yet as reflected daily in the national news our county, state and nation are enduring a gravely serious COVID surge that has now made its way into our Cypress Court community.
I deeply admire all of our residents who are sheltering in place during our quarantine. Your patience and understanding along with your many kind and loving comments keep our associates spirits up in so many ways. We thank you and your families beyond what we can say for knowing we are all in this together and together we will get through this unprecedented time.
In order to provide additional reassurance and peace of mind that we are doing everything we can to stop the spread of COVID within our community we called upon San Diego County Health and State Licensing to conduct an infection control survey. This occurred on Wednesday, December 2nd. The independent survey and walk-through of our community by this team confirmed that we are doing the right things. Our sanitizing schedules, testing protocols, isolation protocols, personal protective equipment usage and much more are all being done to public health standards and then some. For instance, the anti-bacterial product we use to sanitize has a 30 second dwelling time – meaning it kills virus germs within 30 seconds of being sprayed upon a surface. Most facilities use products that have a dwelling time of as much as 10 minutes – not nearly as effective as what we are using.
We are committed to keeping you informed as we manage the next several days and weeks. Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out. I can be reached on my work cell 760-420-4377.