We wanted to provide you an update since our last communication on July 21, as we stated in our previous communication, we had taken the proactive step to test all of our residents. To date, out of almost 150 residents, we now have only eleven individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 with still only two of those that need care outside of our community. We still have nine pending tests.
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Since our last communication, we have now taken the proactive step to test the remainder of our residents, regardless if they were displaying signs and symptoms of COVID-19. As of right now we have 15 positive cases. Out of the 15 positive, 7 are currently showing no signs or symptoms of the virus. We would continue to ask you to assist us in encouraging assisted living residents to stay in the community and when outside of their rooms, to wear masks, practice good social distancing and frequently wash/sanitize their hands.
Since our last communication, we have taken the proactive step to test all residents in Memory Care, regardless if they were displaying signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Due to the difficulty of maintaining social distancing and use of masks by our residents with a dementia diagnosis, we are aware of the threat of viral spread in the unit. As a result of this testing, we have learned we now have a total of 8 individuals that are positive for COVID-19 in Memory Care.
As promised, we wanted to provide you an update for Sherwood Village in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Since our last communication a few days ago, we have had a second resident who has tested positive for the virus. This resident is currently receiving treatment outside of the facility. We will continue to contact families if there is any change in the health condition of their loved one, whether COVID related or not.
Sherwood Village is committed to keeping you updated about our response to COVID-19. As I am sure many of you are aware, Arizona is experiencing an increase in the reported COVID cases. We have just learned that one of our residents has tested positive for COVID. We are in close contact with the state health department concerning this resident and are following their guidance. This resident has been isolated from other residents, and the clinicians and other staff assigned to care for the resident will be using heighted infection control measures before, after and during care and, regardless, will limit their exposure to other residents as much as possible. No equipment or supplies are shared between providers caring for a positive resident with other staff.
In accordance with the recent guidance provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, we are limiting all visitation until further notice.