September 5, 2021
This brief letter is to inform you of some additional precautions we are taking to keep each other safe amid recent concerns over the Delta Variant.
First and foremost, we are not panicking. We are monitoring data closely and using it to make informed decisions. In light of this data, we are taking the following precautions.
Staff and visitors, vaccinated or not, will be required to wear masks.
Outdoor visits are preferred. If vaccinated, properly distanced masks can be removed. If unvaccinated, masks must be worn at all times.
All staff has been getting Covid tested once per month. We are increasing this to twice per month.
At this time, we feel these changes and reminders are sufficient and do not anticipate further restrictions. Our homes are vaccinated, both staff and elders. We hope recent news encourages others to get vaccinated leading to a decline in positivity rates and a continued path towards normal.
January 11, 2021
For nearly 9 months, our procedures, implemented early and maintained, worked in keeping our elders and staff safe and healthy. Unfortunately as positivity rates soared in our cities we began to see cases in our homes in November and December. Though our homes suffered loss, through the resilience and strength of our team and families, we are now Covid free once again. We sincerely appreciate all the love and support we have received and ask that you remain strong. Vaccinations of our team in Las Cruces began just after the new year and elders will receive their vaccinations January 19th. Our team and elders in Santa Fe will receive the first dose of vaccines on January 14th, 2021. We are excited to take this important step as we work towards seeing our visitors again soon!
We are closely monitoring guidelines set on visitations and will remain hyper vigilant regarding our own policies. We truly hope to open our doors to you all soon, albeit with new procedures. But, in the meantime, please continue to use technology and any other means to safely communicate with your loved one while socially distancing.
We sincerely appreciate all the love and support we have received and ask that you remain strong.
Please enjoy some of our special moments and stories during this trying time.