November 20: COVID-19 Testing Update

The Chesapeake COVID-19 Testing Update 11/20/20

The Chesapeake’s management team learned on November 19 that a resident in the healthcare neighborhood tested positive for COVID-19. This resident tested negative on November 10, however, the result of a subsequent test on November 17 returned positive on the 19. This resident is asymptomatic, will quarantine in a dedicated room separate from the rest of the healthcare neighborhood and will be cared for by designated team members who do not intermingle with other team members or residents.

All other residents and team members in healthcare tested negative in the most recent round of test administered on November 17. Contact tracing suggests other residents were not in close contact with the positive resident and team members believe transmission risk is low. All residents and team members will be tested again on November 24.

Due to this positive test, the Cenders for Disease Control and Prevention and Virginia Department of Health require that communal dining, activities and outside visitation be suspended for two weeks. Additionally, non-critical medical appointments will be rescheduled. Barring no further positive tests, The Chesapeake’s healthcare neighborhood will reopen for visitation on December 2.

Residents are urged to continue social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands regularly. The Chesapeake’s leadership team appreciates the extended Chesapeake family’s patience, flexibility and understanding during this time. Please reach out to Barbara Jackson-Ingram at 757-223-1677, with questions or concerns.

Stay tuned to the COVID-19 Communications Hub for the latest updates.