Covid-19 Updates

June 22, 2020

Good Evening:
I hope this email finds you well and you are staying safe. Here is the current COVID-19 status of our residents and staff as of Monday, June 22nd. I am pleased to inform you that there have not been any changes since my last update:

·      There are no residents or staff in either assisted living or the nursing home who have COVID-19 or have respiratory symptoms that would warrant testing.

Here is Pickersgill’s cumulative experience with COVID-19 virus since April 1, when we were informed of our first positive resident, including today’s update:

  • One assisted living resident tested positive for the virus. She went to the hospital on March 25th and has not returned.
  • Before universal testing was conducted, seven residents in both assisted living and the nursing home were tested and their tests were negative for the virus.
  • One employee tested positive for the virus and has since recovered.
  • Before universal testing was conducted, 16 employees who had symptoms were tested and were negative.
  • 399 residents and staff were tested as part of Universal testing and all were negative.

We are continuing the current restrictions about visitors in the building. Visitors are not allowed in the building. The Maryland Health Department is continuing to evaluate when to loosen restrictions on nursing homes and assisted living communities. We will continue to follow the direction of the Health Department as that direction becomes available.

We have started posting this same information on our website, i.e., www.pickersgillretirement.org, including the many mitigating actions we have taken to prevent or reduce the risk of transmission of the virus since the public health emergency was instituted. This information is located on the News page of our website. If there is someone with whom you would like to share this information, please have them visit our website.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you.

Barry

Barry Eisenberg, FACHE, LNHA 
Executive Director 
Pickersgill Retirement Community 
615 Chestnut Avenue, Towson, MD 21204 
p. 410-825-7423  |  f. 410-821-6275 

beisenberg@pickersgillretirement.org