COVID-19 Update – April 9, 2020

Harley HempelResident Updates

Dear Family and Friends of Sherwood Care Residents,

Happy Easter!

We appreciate that your Easter celebrations may be different from your normal, but we are grateful to each and everyone of you who are doing your part to “flatten the curve” and help reduce the risk of COVID-19 in the facility.

Thank you for continuing to find innovative ways to connect with your family member and to communicate your support for our staff. Your thoughtfulness and creativity have not gone unnoticed.

Here are some updates from this week:

  • We have no illness in the building!!
  • Staff screening continues for everyone reporting to work
  • We are reviewing and updating our Pandemic Plan, in the event that we have to respond to a COVID-19 outbreak in our facility
  • We continue daily screening of your loved ones for any symptoms and immediately put isolation protocols in place if anything is noted. Research supports that this practice is essential to prevent spread of any illness and we are simply heightening this process
  • We are hiring additional staff to ensure we have the coverage required to support your loved one.

In an effort to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, our staff have been diligently wiping down items that come through our doors. We would ask that when you deliver a gift to your loved one, to please:

  • Drop off items Monday thru Friday between the hours of 10:00 am to 3:00 pm as there are more staff in the building to help receive and clean these items; and
  • Ensure items are placed in easily, wipeable containers — refrain from paper bags or other soft, porous surfaces as these cannot be properly wiped down.
  • Many of you have thoughtfully asked if you can support the staff with food or coffee break treats. Please ensure any food items you bring are individually packaged, to reduce the risk of spread that can occur with communal food

Thank you for partnering with us in these unusual times, to support the safety and well being of your loved ones and our staff.

In this time of uncertainty and worry, we continue to ground our faith in the assurance of God’s abundant promises, such as this one:

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
Psalms 91: 1-2

Warmest Regards,

Kathy Fortunat