Protective Actions Taken
August 14, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
The current Volusia County positivity rate is 23.78% for the week of July 30 through August 5.
As a reminder: Our quarantine process has resumed. Vaccinated Residents, if you are having any symptoms of illness or you have had close contact exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, you will be asked to quarantine for a period of 5 days. On day 6, we will complete an antigen test. If your test is negative, you may come out of quarantine but are asked to closely monitor for symptoms for a period of 14 days. Unvaccinated residents, if you are having any symptoms of illness or you have had a close contact exposure, you will be asked to quarantine and monitor for symptoms for a period of 14 days.
COVID-19 Dashboard – Independent Living:
- We have 1 independent living resident hospitalized related to COVID-19
- We currently have 2 residents positive for COVID-19 in isolation in Independent Living
- We currently have 6 residents in quarantine in Independent Living
- We are monitoring 5 addresses in Independent Living for potential exposure or symptom development
- We have 0 residents in Independent Living that have recovered from COVID-19 since our last update
- We have had no residents pass away due to COVID-19 since our last update
COVID-19 Dashboard – Health Care:
- We have 2 residents positive for COVID-19 in isolation (1 MO, 1 OV, at MO)
- We current have 75 residents in quarantine at MO (residents potentially exposed to a positive staff member)
- We have 7 resident at MO that have recovered from COVID-19
COVID-19 Dashboard – Employees:
- We currently have 10 employees that have tested positive
- We currently have 18 employees potentially exposed to COVID-19 in quarantine/on leave
- We have 2 staff members currently hospitalized with COVID-19
How to protect yourself
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick and avoid contact with people in poor health.
- Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then dispose of the tissue.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Questions to Ask
- Will you be wearing a mask?
- Will the people working providing the services be wearing a mask?
- Does the service properly sanitize between customers?
- Will you refrain from touching unnecessary surfaces such as newspapers, magazines, and other paper items?
- Do they restrict access to services including the waiting area to less than 10 people?
- Do they maintain appropriate social distancing/social spacing?
Symptoms: 2-14 days after exposure
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath/ difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting or diarrhea
- Most people believe they are suffering from allergies
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face