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Santa Rita Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

150 N La Canada Dr

Green Valley, AZ 85614

July 3, 2021

To Our Residents and Family Members:

 We are now required to send this notice at least weekly, or when we have one new case confirmed, or we have 3 or more residents exhibiting respiratory symptoms within 72 hours, or if we have a confirmed death from COVID-19. 

Our last employee that has tested positive for COVID-19 was on May 20th, 2021.

We currently have no positive COVID-19 residents/patients.

Pima County’s positivity rate has raised to 2.6% this week.    

We now can administer COVID-19 vaccines to our residents and patients.  We will have a COVID-19 vaccine clinic every other week.  This is being coordinated through our Infection Preventionist.

Visitation does continue to be by appointment.  You can contact our reception team to make an appointment. 

Per the CDC guidelines, we are required to test all unvaccinated employees with the current county positivity rate.  The current rate indicates that we need to test these employees each month.  We also are testing any employees that report any symptoms upon their screening.

We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are also encouraged to continue to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or other social media formats.  You can set up an appointment to do a video chat by contacting our Activity Department directly at (520) 352-3007.

Resident safety is our top priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure we stop the spread of COVID-19 within Santa Rita Nursing and Rehabilitation Center including staying in close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps.

Current mitigating actions also do include residents that are positive are moved to our COVID-19 specific unit. All new admissions that are not vaccinated into our center are also placed on isolation for 14 days, as well as tested during the admission process.  Employees are using the required Personal Protective Equipment in all resident contact. We are also encouraging all employees and residents to get vaccinated with the COVID-19 Vaccine per the CDC’s recommendations.

We encourage you to call our center at (520) 625-0178 for updates on the status of your loved one.

We will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.

We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community.

We know this is a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to provide you with updates as they become available. Please know that we are strictly adhering to all directions from the local and state health department.

We know that you may have questions and we encourage you to contact our Center.

 

 

Sincerely, 

 

 

 

 

Amy Malkin

Chief Operating Officer

Santa Rita Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

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