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Update from Administrator – December 27, 2021

Dear Family Members and Responsible Parties,

This email is sent to provide you with an update on the status of Covid-19 at the facility.

As of this morning, there are a total of 14 patients who have come to Newtown Rehabilitation from the area hospitals. These patients were sent to us for a period of recovery and strengthening prior to being discharged home.

There is 1 staff member who received positive test results late last evening from a test taken on Saturday. The staff member was fully vaccinated and will quarantine at home.

As many of you are aware, if an in-house resident and/or a staff member tests positive for the Coronavirus, the facility is placed in Outbreak mode.

Under current regulations, Outbreak mode no longer requires the facility to totally shut down to visitors.  Loved ones can visit and we ask that each visitor check in at the front desk, complete the Covid Questionnaire on the clipboard, take your temperature and record the reading on the clipboard. It is not sufficient to come to the front desk and share that you had taken your temperature in your car or at home and to say your temperature is normal. Your cooperation is truly appreciated. Also please place your face mask on prior to entering the building.

If you are coming for an End of Life Visit or a Compassionate Care Visit, full PPE is required. Full PPE will be provided by the facility to protect both you and your loved one. Please put on the full PPE at the door of your loved one’s room prior to entering the room. Please take off the full PPE prior to walking out of  your loved one’s room and dispose of the full PPE in the trash prior to leaving the room.

Please use the hand sanitizer prior to leaving the room. Please place your clean face mask on prior to leaving the room. These are reminders for the purpose of keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.

If anyone does not feel safe visiting at this time, please call Recreation and arrange for a Virtual Visit. Our number is 203-426-5847.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

Best wishes for a wonderful Holiday Season.

Sincerely,
Linda A. Urbanski, Ph.D., Administrator
Newtown Rehabilitation and Health Care Center

December 27, 2021