Updated: Tuesday, November 3, 12:20 p.m. MST
Two of our Westview Health Care Center associates tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday, Nov. 2, after experiencing symptoms. When we received the notification, we notified the state health department and started the process of contacting every resident, resident family member and staff member, to inform them of the positive test.
The associates who tested positive are recovering at home and will not return to work until the CDC's guidelines for returning to work after COVID-19 have been met.
Today, we are starting the process of testing of all our associates and residents.
Our residents are also monitored multiple times day and night for any symptoms or concerns. Every associate is also screened when they arrive for work and at the end of their shift, including checking temperature and monitoring for any symptoms or concerns.
We have been and will continue to follow all CMS, CDC and state and local health department guidelines concerning COVID-19. These guidelines include restrictions on the entrance of visitors, family members and vendors. Signage with information on COVID-19 and details about these restrictions is posted on our doors.
Although we are unable to do visitations, we're happy to coordinate phone calls, video chats or window visits. We are staying in consistent communication with the families of our residents, and we always welcome their questions and contact.
We continue to work in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health and the local health department and will follow the guidance they provide. We appreciate their continued support, as well as the support of the Sheridan community.
Tonya Murner, executive director