July 19, 2021
Dear Canterbury Residents, Employees, Family Members, Trustees, and Community Partners,
Last week I notified you of a Covid positive case among our vaccinated staff. The staff members that had been directly exposed to this individual did get tested and we learned of one additional positive case this weekend. This individual is not experiencing any symptoms; however, we do believe that the virus was transmitted between two fully vaccinated individuals.
The greatest risk of the virus does appear to be with those that are not yet vaccinated with reports indicating that 97% of current Covid hospitalizations are for unvaccinated individuals. The vaccine is our best protection, but it is important to note that it does not prevent you from being infected and potentially transmitting this new Delta variant. While the CDC has not changed their recommendations for fully vaccinated individuals, many localities are beginning to reinstate mask use for indoor spaces.
We will continue to maintain our current Covid-19 protocols which require all staff, visitors, vendors, and outside caregivers to wear masks throughout the building. All visitors, vendors, and outside caregivers must check in at the front desk for screening. Masks are optional for residents.
If you are experiencing any Covid related symptoms which include fever, chills, headache, runny nose, congestion, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, please remain isolated until symptoms are gone and/or get a Covid test.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach me at 470.381.6790 or email@example.com, Julie Parker, Chief Operating Officer, at 404.201.7067 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Liz Woltzen, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, at 404.231.8269 or email@example.com.
President & CEO