Yesterday we sent 194 swab samples to the lab. We received the results of all 194 samples sent yesterday, this afternoon. As part of our surveillance testing we have identified 1 positive nonclinical employee who has since been excluded from work. The employee is currently asymptomatic. This employee has not had any patient contact and has been referred to employee health for contact tracing. We are also in communication with the Maine CDC, following their guidance.
As we know how important it is to be transparent, we were informed of another nonclinical employee that has been recently excluded from work due to development of symptoms on 01/02/21. The employee last work in the facility on 12/31/20 and after referral to employee health was tested for COVID. We received the employee’s positive results late yesterday. We have notified all residents and their representatives as applicable. Due to the nature of the employee’s job responsibilities and upon recommendation from the CDC we have tested all of the patients residing on our Transitional Rehab Unit. We anticipate the results of those tests later tomorrow.
Today we have also completed testing of the remainder of our staff, sending another 95 swabs to the lab for processing. We will continue to test all employees weekly. Our staff continue to monitor patients and residents twice daily for signs and symptoms of COVID. Since the pandemic began we have completed 387 resident tests and 1503 employee tests in an effort to keep all of our residents and staff healthy and safe.
You can plan to hear more from us tomorrow with the results of the remainder of today’s testing.