We want to provide an update on an exposure to COVID-19 within The Stayton community. We learned Tuesday, June 2, that one of our team members tested positive for COVID-19. This team member had minimal contact with residents and team members and is self-isolating at home. Any new information regarding COVID-19 in our community will be provided to you when available, as appropriate.
If you are identified as having had prolonged contact with any individuals who test positive for COVID-19, you will be contacted and instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, per the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Tarrant County Health Department and the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.
Additionally, The Stayton has activated our home office emergency response team, and we are working with health and infectious disease experts to take all appropriate steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protect our residents, team members and the greater community. We will also continue to follow all CDC recommendations related to the control and prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
We know that the COVID-19 pandemic is of the utmost concern to you. We have been diligent and have taken precautions to help our community minimize the risk of exposure to the virus. Those precautions include following protocols for long-term care and senior living communities such as requiring the use of appropriate personal protective equipment and masks, as well as encouraging residents and team members to use hand sanitizer and wash their hands frequently. We have restricted gatherings in communal areas and individual apartments, and have suspended all private and public gatherings, including communal dining. We have also restricted visitors and continue to monitor essential caregivers who visit our community.
You should continue to practice social distancing and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Regularly clean and disinfect objects you touch frequently, like your cellphone, using household cleaning wipes. If any of our residents has or is suspected of having the virus, appropriate isolation protocols will be implemented. If you are experiencing any symptoms such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath, you should contact your doctor and The Stayton Director of Nursing immediately.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact The Stayton management team.
The Texas Department of Health and Human Services offers additional information about COVID-19 in our state.