It’s no secret that there’s been a lot of buzz around the globe regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). When any topic receives intense media attention from an endless number of sources, there can be a lot of misconceptions and mixed messages. It’s so important to know the facts and how to best armor yourself when it comes to your health. Our CEO, Neil Volder, wants to remind everyone that there are many reasons why being at Harbor’s Edge is safer than electing to remain at home and having care brought in.

“Our staff is monitored 24/7. If they have the slightest temperature, they are sent home. This is not the case with CNAs who come to your house. Harbor’s Edge is monitored by the State Health Department. When a serious health risk occurs, we are required to go into high gear.”
– Neil Volder

According to our Director of Nursing, Bonnie Thrift, seasonal flu remains prevalent in Virginia and is still the highest risk for our residents. Every Harbor’s Edge employee is vaccinated against the flu with the exception of a small few who cannot receive the vaccine due to medical reasons. Those individuals wear a face mask to be certain they’re not spreading germs. Bonnie attended an infection prevention conference last week and obtained more information on coronavirus. She and the healthcare team will continue to monitor the Virginia Department of Health and CDC websites for more information as it becomes available.

Thorough, frequent handwashing and respiratory etiquette are still the best forms of prevention for the spread of disease. Luckily, there is hand sanitizer nearly everywhere you look at Harbor’s Edge! We encourage everyone to take advantage of it and use it often. Please remember to discourage friends or family from visiting you if they are sick. Take care and be safe!

For the most up-to-date CDC information concerning COVID-19, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

For the most up-to-date OSHA information concerning COVID-19, please visit: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/novel_coronavirus/

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