November 20, 2020
Dear Rosa Coplon Living Center Residents, Family Members and Responsible Parties,
Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Erie County and Western New York, and as of this week, much of Erie County has been designated as an orange zone. We have 11 residents that have tested positive for COVID-19, and seven employees that have tested positive within Rosa Coplon Living Center. Please review the important information below as we work together to protect and care for residents:
- Please do not take residents out of Rosa Coplon except for medically necessary appointments. Staying onsite is the best way to protect residents from contracting the illness while cases are widespread in Erie County.
Care for residents with COVID-19 is provided within one unit to prevent the potential spread of the virus. We continue to work closely with the Department of Health (DOH) to follow the latest recommendations and requirements.
To ensure safety for everyone, staff wear personal protective equipment required by the DOH, including N95 masks, eye protection, gowns, and gloves. Staff training on best practices has been ongoing as we strive to provide the best possible care. In addition, new DOH guidelines require staff to be tested for COVID-19 twice weekly.
Our facility uses a comprehensive, science-based disinfection program. We are extremely lucky to have a pulsed UV disinfection system proven to eliminate pathogens such as coronavirus from surfaces in seconds. This technology is also used in many hospitals. In addition, we continue to use our Storm 2 Pro Dual Pressure sprayer to help with sanitizing here on campus. The pressure sprayer can penetrate difficult areas beyond just surface cleaning. Our 7-step cleaning process follows CDC infection control guidance using hospital-grade disinfectants.