As you know, Orange County (as well as the entire State of California) is experiencing a significant increase in Covid-19 cases. Public Health officials warn that positivity rates at 5% (and above) are concerning and represent a high prevalence of the virus in the general public. Currently, the positivity rate in California is at 8%.
Because of this, we have instituted a Surveillance testing protocol to test 25% of our associates every two weeks, or, 100% of our associates (and all residents) if we identify positive cases. Since we’ve identified some positive cases, we will continue with 100% testing until we’ve completed 2 rounds of testing without any positive test results.
As a result of this proactive approach, we continue to identify individuals who test positive. Many of whom are asymptomatic and would represent an exposure risk if they had not been identified. During recent testing, we’ve identified 2 residents that tested positive and 1 associate. All are asymptomatic and are doing well. We will continue to keep these individuals isolated until they are “cleared” of Covid. Likewise, we will continue with the testing in an attempt to keep everyone as safe as possible.
Please continue to wear a mask when you are out of your apartment or when others who do not live with you are around. Continue washing your hands frequently with soap and warm water, stay physically distanced from other people, and get your temperature checked every day.
Thank you for your continued support for all that we are doing. Your appreciation of our staff is so appreciated.
Please let me know if you have any questions on this, and thank you for your continued support! We will continue to work to stay safe together!