COVID-19 UPDATE June 5, 2020

Dear Residents and Family Members,

We are writing to provide you an update on the status of our progress at Leewood Healthcare Center. With the support of the Fairfax County Health Department and Virginia National Guard we have been provided tools and resources that have aided in our journey to recovery.

This week we initiated a campus-wide, two-phase testing strategy beginning with in-house testing on Monday June 1st and again on Wednesday June 3rd through the National Guard. We are pleased to be the first facility in Fairfax County to receive the point of prevalence testing administered by the National Guard. The goal of this multi-tiered testing is to identify any recoveries as well as any new infections. A recovery is identified by two (2) negative nasopharyngeal tests greater than twenty-four (24) hours apart.

As of this afternoon, the results of the mass staff testing returned nine (9) asymptomatic staff members as positive. These staff members will self-quarantine at home until able to return to work per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. Twenty-three (23) residents remain positive for COVID-19. Two new cases were identified this week in our residents.

With over 20 newly recovered residents, and more expected soon, we have been able to downsize to one (1) COVID designated area on the Cardinal Unit. 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.
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 between loved ones.

In order 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 below 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.

Sincerely,
Terrence Kee, Administrator