COVID-19 Recovery, June 15, 2020
June 15, 2020
We are pleased to share that all current residents affected by COVID-19 at Leewood Healthcare Center have recovered.
As we shared last week, our Medical Director and three attending physicians collaborated with the Fairfax County Health Department to transition to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Symptom-Based Strategy to determine when a resident is deemed recovered and no longer requires transmission based precaution. When a resident reaches the 14-day mark from their initial positive test, and has been symptom free for a minimum of 72 hours, they will be deemed recovered. Achieving two negative tests greater than 24 hours apart is not required for the symptom-based strategy.
With these new recoveries, we will be transitioning residents back to their original rooms as they are able. The logistics of resident room moves can be concerning to families, and we commit to making your loved one as comfortable as possible during this transition.
This has been a trying journey for all residents, families, and staff as we navigated this unprecedented time through frequently evolving guidance and information. While we celebrate recoveries from COVID-19, we deeply mourn the lives lost due to this illness. Leewood Healthcare Center has always endeavored to create a warm, home-like environment for the comfort of our beloved residents, who quickly become like family. Each life lost to this pandemic is one that will be remembered in the hearts of every caregiver, nutrition aide, environmental worker and all other staff. We will forever cherish the memories of those we cared for.
Our team is here to ensure the best possible quality of life for those we serve while keeping you informed. We also know how important it is to remain connected with each other and to express love. Feel free to contact us, by phone or email, to schedule video chats, window visits, or phone calls with loved ones.
To receive important updates, please make sure we have your current contact information. We also strongly advise you to sign up for our email communications through our website, and to follow us on Facebook. If you want to hear up-to-date information, call our COVID-19 Information Hotline at (844) 413-2737. If you have further questions, please call us on our main line at (703) 256-9770.