Dear Bloom at St. Petersburg Residents, Families & Friends:
As you know from our consistent communications, we’ve been working aggressively, pro-actively and tirelessly to ensure that your loved ones at Bloom are safe and healthy during this unprecedented time.
Early on, we initiated the Bloom Pandemic Rapid Response Plan and implemented a variety of protocols including, among other things, restricting access to our communities, screening essential visitors and associates, cancelling group activities and dining, limiting resident movement / rooming-in-place within the community, tracking anyone experiencing symptoms, isolating residents, testing through Bloom's partnership with an FDA approved laboratory and practicing social distancing. At the same time, Bloom rolled out a variety of new clinical and operational programs in order to keep our residents safely aging in place at Bloom as opposed to transitioning to higher levels of care, which has worked per our data through May.
As we informed you in our last update, p
er the State of Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration's new order, we tested all associates at Bloom at St. Petersburg this week. We've also been told, although not formally, that the State may spot testing resident at various communities.
Over the last two months, we've been tracking all residents and associates at Bloom at St. Petersburg. No-one is experiencing symptoms, nor do we have any reason to believe anyone has been infected with the virus. That said, given the high asymptomatic rate, it's conceivable we could receive some positive test results back. We expect to receive results back this Friday and we'll inform you accordingly. Whatever the outcome, we'll be prepared.
We wanted to keep you updated of all developments, and at the same time, assure you our St. Pete residents are doing well.
Scott and Tony Kantor, Bradley Dubin & Dustin Isabell
Bloom Owners & Bloom at St. Petersburg Executive Director