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Santa Rita Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Green Valley, AZ 85614

September 21, 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 tested positive for COVID-19 on August 31st, 2021. 

CMS is now changing the way we are to test our employees for COVID-19. We are now to test unvaccinated employees based on community spread, not community positivity rate. With the current community spread rate, all our unvaccinated employees must be tested twice per week. 

It is recommended that eye protection be worn with any patient care interactions with our current county positivity rate. We do have face shields available at reception. Please feel free to request one when you are checked in. 

Tucson hospitals are reporting that they have not seen a decrease in COVID-19 admissions over the past week. Our two local hospitals can only keep those that they are able to care for in our community. At times the specialties needed are not available in our community. 

We can offer the Moderna vaccine to staff and any residents that may need it.

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. Please do not visit if you are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms.  COVID-19 can be absolutely devastating once it enters our Center.

Current mitigating actions also do include residents that are positive are transferred to another Center that is accepting COVID-19 positive patients. We are no longer admitting any unvaccinated people into our Center. Employees are using the required Personal Protective Equipment in all resident contact.

We are mandating all employees to get vaccinated with the COVID-19 Vaccine per the CDC’s recommendations. All employees, contractors, providers, and vendors will be required to have at least their first COVID-19 vaccine by October 1st, 2021, and their second (if applicable) by November 1st, 2021.

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.

The best way to help our vulnerable population is to get vaccinated. 

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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