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How we're keeping our communities safe:

  • Frequent Communication
  • Proper PPE
  • Handwashing stations
  • Frequent sanitization
  • Monitoring staff & residents
  • Staff Education
  • Safe connections
  • Partnering with state & local agencies

1/14/22


COVID Data Tracker graphic from @CDCgov on Instagram

The CDC shared, "COVID19 cases are continuing to rise rapidly across most of the United States. The current 7-day average of daily new cases is 782,766, a 33.2% increase from the previous week. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and can help prevent COVID-19 and severe illness, hospitalization, and death.

Everyone ages 5+ years is eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccine, and everyone ages 12+ years is eligible for a free COVID-19 booster shot.

Do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

- Get vaccinated.
- Get a booster dose when you’re eligible.
- Wear a mask in indoor public settings.
- Get tested or take a self-test before gathering.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/cdc-casecounts.


12/21/21

This week, Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant, is accounting for 73% of new COVID-19 cases nationwide. Per the CDC, vaccination (original vaccines and the booster), masking, and testing are the best ways fight Omicron.

And who is eligible for a booster? Those 16-18 who completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series at least 6 months ago are eligible for the Pfizer booster and those 18+ who completed the primary COVID-19 vaccination series at least 2-6 months ago depending on which vaccine series they completed.**

According to the Washington Healthcare Association (WHCA), “Without a booster, the primary COVID-19 [vaccine] series only provides about 30% protection against Omicron. With a booster, after 10 days, the protection increases to about 75%.”

We need your help to keep our communities safe and are asking everyone to:

  • Get vaccinated (including booster) – if you or your loved ones have not yet been vaccinated, please consider doing so. You can find a vaccine location near you on the DOH website***
  • Commit to excellent infection control – mask appropriately, wash hands frequently, carry hand sanitizer with you and stay home if you have any symptoms
  • Consider the risk factors before leaving the community or taking a loved one out of the community – these include vaccination status of yourself, your loved ones and others you will be around, number of people you’ll be around, health status of group (does anyone have symptoms?) and how infection control will be managed. You will also be asked to complete the Department of Health risk assessment before and after the visit.
  • If you are visiting the community, please consider completing a rapid test prior to your visit; if test supplies allow, you may be able to test at the community.