COVID-19 Updates

Cumulative COVID-19 Data Summary

Cumulative Number of Positive COVID-19 Cases:

Residents = 30
Employees = 178
Last Positive Case Confirmed on May 24, 2022
Data Updated on May 25, 2022

Current Visitation Options and Procedures

Weekly Update from Administrator, Amanda Terrel—May 25, 2022

Outbreak Testing

I apologize for the weekly Memo coming out later than intended. On Friday, 5/20/2022 during routine testing, 3 employees had false-positive results using our rapid test method. We went into outbreak testing and tested all residents and employees. A follow-up PCR test was given to each of the 3 employees who tested positive. A PCR test is more effective in detecting COVID-19 but requires an outside lab with results taking longer to achieve. No further employees or residents tested positive. The PCR results for the 3 positive employees came back on Saturday as negative, which took us out of outbreak testing.

However, on 5/24/2022, 1 employee and 1 contracted employee tested positive with the rapid test. All staff and residents were tested 5/25/2022. All staff and residents will continue to be tested weekly until there have been no new positives among residents and employees for 2 weeks.

Infection Control Practices

There has been a change in terminology with CMS and the CDC. Guidance is now according to residents who are “up to date.” “Up to date” means that you have received both COVID-19 vaccines and any additional boosters you are eligible for.

Individuals 50 years of age and older who have not received a booster in the last 4 months are now eligible to receive a second booster.

We had a clinic on 5/13/2022 to administer COVID-19 boosters to residents. The pharmacy was unable to complete the number of boosters that were requested and returned 5/23/2022 to complete the booster immunizations for the residents. We will host another clinic next month and will let you know the date when it is scheduled.

While Tulsa County remains in the high level of transmission, residents, regardless of vaccination status, should:

  • Wear a facemask and physically distance at all times.
  • Avoid large gatherings where physical distancing CANNOT be maintained.
  • Residents may choose to remove their facemask when other residents are not present and have physical touch with visitors if they wish.
  • Residents may choose to remove their facemask while in their apartments or rooms. We ask that residents wear a mask when a caregiver is providing care in their apartment or room.

Visitation

  • Outdoor visitation is preferred over indoor visitation.
  • Visitors are allowed with residents outside the building and in the courtyards as long as their resident and their visitors are socially distanced from other residents and visitors.
  • Residents and visitors may choose to remove their facemasks during this time.
  • Visitors are required to wear a facemask in the hallways going back and forth to the outdoor area at all times.
  • Visitors are not allowed in Common areas where other residents have access, unless previously arranged with Life Enrichment.
  • Visitors should go directly to their resident’s apartment or room.
  • Visitors can dine with their loved one in their room if they choose.
  • There are limited situations when it is in the best interest of the resident to dine with their loved one in the dining room, but they must be physically distanced at least 6 feet from other residents.
  • For larger groups, the Blue Moon Dining Room can be reserved through Life Enrichment.
  • We are not currently providing meals for visitors.

Quarantine

  • Residents may go on day trips outside of the facility with visitors.
  • New residents who are not up to date will be quarantined for 7 days with a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of admission and within 24 hours of quarantine being discontinued.
  • Residents who are not up to date and are away from the facility for greater than 24 hours, either for a hospitalization or to visit family and friends, will be required to quarantine in their apartment or private room for 7 days with a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of return and within 24 hours of quarantine being discontinued.
  • If a resident resides in a semi-private room, they will be required to quarantine in a private room.
  • If a resident develops signs and symptoms of COVID-19, they will be required to quarantine until they have had a negative PCR test or symptoms have been linked to another cause.
  • Residents who are directly exposed to COVID-19 and are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines, will be required to test upon notification of the exposure. Even if it is negative, the resident will be required to quarantine for a minimum of 7 days if they do not develop symptoms and continue to test negative, or for 10 days if the resident does not have symptoms and tests negative. The first day is considered day “0” and the day the resident comes out of quarantine is Day 11.
  • If a resident develops signs and symptoms of COVID-19, they will be required to quarantine until they have had a negative PCR test or symptoms have been linked to another cause.
  • The resident has the right to refuse testing but if they do so, they will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

Screening

Nursing will continue to screen residents for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 daily and upon return from outside visits.

You are welcome to visit me in the Administration office or call 918-794-1913 if you have any questions.

Thank you for your patience over the last couple of years and diligence in keeping one another safe.

Amanda Terrel, Saint Simeon's Administrator

Amanda Terrel

Administratoraterrel@saintsimeons.org918-794-1913

Other visitation options still available:

Facetime—Life Enrichment assists residents with video chats through Facetime, Zoom, Google Duo, and Skype.
No facemask is required.
Please contact Life Enrichment for the Unit your loved one lives on:
Assisted Living: 918-794-1924 or 918-794-1932
Healthcare: 918-794-1921 or 918-791-1933
Memory Center: 918-794-1964 or 918-794-1920

Off-site Visits—These outings have to be scheduled with Kendyl Troutz at 918-794-1903 or ktroutz@saintsimeons.org so that we can coordinate pick up and drop off.

If you would like additional information, visit the CDC’s Coronavirus disease information page at: