July 14, 2020
Dear Canterbury Residents, Employees, Family Members, Trustees, and Community Partners,
I write to you today with some good news to share. We have received all of the results of our testing with CORE that was done on June 26th and June 29th and we had no additional positive cases of COVID-19 for residents or staff. Additionally, the Independent Living Resident that had previously tested positive has since tested negative and three of our nine employees have also tested negative and will be returning to work shortly.
Cases in the U.S. hit new records highs last week with single day positive tests over 71,000 last Friday, the same day Georgia hit a new record high of over 4,500 cases. In response to the continued increase in cases, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has rolled the City’s reopening plans back to Phase 1 and instituted a mask mandate. The rollback means, among other things, that the City will not be reopening City facilities and that people are asked to stay home except for essential trips. The Governor has emphasized that these are only guidelines and not enforceable, however, the research has continued to show that the best prevention to avoid illness from the coronavirus is to avoid potential exposure from close contact with others. The virus is transmitted through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Wear a mask to protect others if you may be infected and not know it. Avoid close contact with others who aren’t wearing a mask as they may be infected and not showing symptoms and unknowingly spread it to you.
We had previously planned to have free onsite testing with a partner organization, CORE, July 15th and 16th this week and again every two weeks through September for employees, residents, family members, community partners, and outside caregivers. Unfortunately, CORE has notified us this week that they can longer provide that level of testing at our Community. They will be onsite for a half day tomorrow, July 15th, but this testing will be available for staff only due to the limited testing time they have available. We will continue to explore other options for providing regular testing at the community.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach me at 470.381.6790 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Julie Parker, Chief Operating Officer, at 404.201.7067 or email@example.com.
President & CEO