There continues to be a high level of community transmission in Androscoggin County. Yesterday the Maine CDC updated the case rates and Androscoggin county is 40.17/10,000. What does this mean for us at d’Youville? On Monday, we will begin another round of surveillance testing for all of our staff. All staff are being vigilant in handwashing, wearing PPE and being socially distant from others when not providing resident care. Resident appointments are limited to those that are essential to maintain health and safety. This well help reduce any exposure to our residents from the outside community. Group activities remain on hold and our activities department is working with residents 1:1.
Our staff continue to monitor patients and residents twice daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Since the pandemic began we have completed 367 resident tests in an effort to keep all of our residents and staff healthy and safe.
Any staff that exhibit symptoms or have been in close contact with individuals under investigation for COVID- 19 are excluded from work and referred to our employee health department.
Should there be any positive cases in residents or staff at d’Youville Pavilion we will post another update with the plan for testing and how this impacts the care provided to your loved one.