March 25, 2020
An Update from Jill Schlievert, Orchard Villa Administrator
Dear Residents and Families,
I am writing to share that a nursing assistant at Orchard Villa has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was found to have an elevated temperature on Sunday, and left the facility right away to receive testing and self-quarantine. The test result was confirmed today.
No other staff or residents have tested positive.
The employee was wearing a protective N95 respirator mask while in patient care areas, so the risk of resident or staff exposure is very low. All Orchard Villa employees have been using protective masks as a proactive part of our infection control policy since March 17.
In an abundance of caution, we are assessing our residents and staff routinely for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 over the next 14 days. We have been in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure that we continue to take all the appropriate steps. My staff has been in contact with the families of residents who received care from this staff member.
If you have any questions, please contact me at the facility at 419-697-4100.
Jill Schlievert, LNHA