May 24, 2022
Dear Woodlawn Residents, Family and Staff:
All independent residents who were COVID-19 positive have been released from quarantine. Also, assisted living residents were tested again yesterday and those results were all negative. We have zero (0) residents currently with COVID-19.
We still have three (3) staff members out with COVID-19, but each should be able to return within the week.
After consultation with Saratoga County Public Health, communal dining and activities have re-opened. Until the infection rates significantly decline in Saratoga County, seating in the dining room and activities will need to take social distancing into account. Per current policy, we will continue to monitor all residents for signs or symptoms of COVID-19 and will test accordingly.
Although this is certainly a bit of encouraging news, please note that Saratoga County’s seven (7) day positivity rate is still considered to be high. Please exercise prudence and continued thoughtful discretion prior to visiting and use proper protective PPE where appropriate. The healthier we can keep our resident and employee population, the higher the likelihood we can operate normally. We have an abundance of at-home rapid tests available for family members and/or visitors. Please request some at the Woodlawn front desk if you would like them before they expire.
All appropriate safety and infection control measures to keep residents as safe as possible continue to be in place. As always, a strict employee, resident, and visitor screening and masking policy remains in place. All staff and residents are asked to use KN95 masks, and all residents have been issued KN95 masks available for their use. Visitors must always wear masks, including while in resident apartments.
If there is any question as to the presence of COVID-19 related symptoms for you, or any close contact, please refrain from visiting until the symptoms have passed, and you have tested negative.
We are committed to communicating with our residents, families and staff throughout this pandemic. We encourage family members to sign up, if you have not already, to receive text alerts about Woodlawn by texting WoodlawnUpdates to 81437. In addition, continuous updates are available online at www.thewesleycommunity.org/coronavirus-updates.
If you have any additional questions or concerns related to Independent Living, please contact Pati Wade at 518-691-1562 or Gina Mergel at 518-691-1576. For Assisted Living, please contact Tom Lyons at 518-691-1672 or Judith Boyd-Nelson at 518-691-1572.
Tom Lyons, Assisted Living Director
Pati Wade, Independent Living Director