11 Aug COVID Testing Date Set for 8/18/2020
Edgewater Residents & Families,
On July 30, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Aging announced a new testing initiative aimed at facilitating COVID-19 testing in Assisted Living facilities for all residents and staff. Our designated testing date will be Tuesday August 18th for residents and staff. We have suspended all outdoor visitation for that day. A second round of testing for staff only will take place on Friday August 28th.
We will be using the salivary tests, which are less invasive and provide reliable results. The tests involve swabbing the mouth to collect saliva and can be self-conducted by most residents and staff. The tests will be administered/supervised in-house by our nurses. The state has provided training for our facility leaders and nurses to ensure proper administration and processing of the tests.
Sandra Harris LNHA