Dear Residents, Families and Loved Ones,
We are thrilled and relieved to let you know that we have tested the staff who had possible contact with the Covid-19 positive associate and ALL test results are NEGATIVE for the Covid-19 Coronavirus! The associate who tested positive on August 26th was last in the community on August 20th …our first case was contained to just this person. There is only one (1) associate whose test result has not been returned as she is part-time and only recently tested. We will continue to conduct surveillance testing of all associates which involves weekly random tests of our associates.
We offered Covid-19 testing to our residents and for the residents that took the test ALL test results are NEGATIVE for the Covid-19 Coronavirus! The remaining test results should be back this upcoming week. Valerie Rickard, Maribelle Agustin or I will personally let you know the test results.
Since August 26th we have asked our residents to remain in their apartments pending the test results. Providing all is fine with the test results, we will let you know when staying in your apartment is no longer needed.
We have provided the State of Hawaii Department of Health an update of the test results and they have no further guidance for us. All associates will continue to follow precautions including wearing a face mask, hand washing, social distancing (when possible) and health screening.
We continue to follow the Governor’s Stay-at-Home mandate of August 27 to September 9 which includes no indoor dining. All meals will continue to be delivered to your apartment. Please continue to wear your face mask when out of your apartment (make sure that your mask covers your nose), social distance a minimum of 6-feet, and wash hands frequently throughout the day.
Thank you again for working with us to keep all of us as safe as possible. As always, please feel free to contact Valerie Rickard or me for any questions.
Mark T. Tsuda