COVID-19 Update – July 3, 2020

Harley HempelResident Updates

Dear Friends and Family of Sherwood Care,

I’m hoping you were able to catch the sunny moments this week, in between all the rain.

Here are a few updates from this week:

  • 119 days COVID free!!
  • Currently we have 3 residents on isolation, 1 new admission, 1 return from hospital and 1 with symptoms – we have 2 negative COVID results and are waiting for the 3rd swab result
  • We have one staff member off with COVID symptoms, awaiting a test tonight
  • If we were to have any positive cases, we would notify all families and staff
  • We are reminded that this virus is still very active as we see the Edmonton cases grow, and the spread in the community
  • Most of the increase in cases have occurred at inside events or gatherings, where as spread outdoors doesn’t appear to be an issue
  • Focusing on the things we can do, such as: masking or maintaining 2 metres physical distancing, staying home when we are ill, and frequent hand hygiene are still the best offence to the spread of this virus

Good News Stories:

  • Canada Day was not our usual busy day, with many residents out for the parade, but we still had a fun filled day for our residents
    • The residents were treated to a retired RCMP officer playing “O Canada” on his trumpet, in our courtyard. He was accompanied by 3 RCMP in full uniform that the residents were able to see from inside
    • Armchair travel was focused on Canada, and the top places to visit
    • The residents were treated to a virtual fireworks display on the TV
  • Today, the residents are being serenaded over lunch by an amazing duo in the courtyard. Sharon and Kim are singing everything from the Beatles to Roger Whittaker.
  • THANK YOU for your continued support of Sherwood Care. Your letters, cards, treats, notes and donations are so appreciated by everyone.

For Your Information:

This has been an extended, trying time for everyone. We are anxious for things to go back to normal, but recognize that restrictions of some kind will remain in place for a while.  Thank you for sharing your suggestions, feedback and creative ideas as we look ahead.

Your ongoing connection with your loved one is very important to us and we will continue to make this a priority.

“May the God who gives hope fill you with great joy. May you have perfect peace as you trust in Him.” Romans 15:13

Kind Regards,

Kathy Fortunat, CEO