Fleet Landing continues to take proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of our Residents and team members in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As our proactive testing initiatives continue, Fleet Landing learned today that 2 Residents in Derfer Pavilion have tested positive for the coronavirus. The tests were administered by the Fleet Landing team yesterday, June 24th. Neither Resident is experiencing signs or symptoms of illness and have not had contact with one another. Contact tracing has been initiated and additional steps are being taken as appropriate. Per the regulation of the health department, these Residents have been transferred to North Florida’s designated COVID facility. Once they receive two negative tests separated by a 48-hour period, they will be cleared to return to Fleet Landing, per CDC guidelines. The employee who tested positive on June 15th continues to self-isolate at home and is not experiencing signs or symptoms of the coronavirus at this time. Upon completion of the 14-day quarantine period, they must receive two negative results before returning to work.
At this time, we have no reason to suspect that these positive cases indicate a spread of the illness throughout Derfer Pavilion. Fortunately, no Residents or team members are showing any signs or symptoms of the coronavirus.
Fleet Landing began our testing initiatives in April. Since that time, 1,672 Resident and team member tests have been administered, of which we have had 7 positive results. This equates to a positive rate of .42%. For comparison purposes only, the State of Florida has a 6.6% positive rate, and Duval county has a 4.2% positive rate. Though we are always disappointed with any positive test result, we are pleased that our community compares favorably to these benchmarks.
We continue to take all measures in our power to ensure the safety of our Residents and team members. In addition to our ongoing testing and infection control measures, we continue to work alongside LeadingAge and third-party consultants to assess our measures and identify areas for improvement. Today, an infection control specialist visited our campus to review our policies and implementation, and we were happy to receive a positive report on our efforts.
As Florida is seeing an increased number of COVID-19 cases, we will remain diligent in taking the necessary precautions to mitigate risks associated with the pandemic. The current trends reinforce the importance of precautions we can all take including practicing good hand hygiene, practicing social distancing, and wearing a face covering when social distancing is not possible. Please visit www.CDC.gov for the latest guidance.
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