Late this afternoon, Sunday, October 4, Bishop Gadsden received a positive COVID-19 test result for a Myers Hall health care team member. This team member last work on Friday, October 2, and was tested as part of our routine on-campus testing. Like all direct care staff, this individual has been tested twice each week and at the time of testing had no symptoms. The team member is currently in isolation and contact tracing has begun. All team members continue to be diligent and consistent in the use of PPE and other prevention protocols. We therefore believe the risk of transmission is low.
We are implementing our COVID response plan for Myers Hall. Residents of Myers Hall are asked to remain in their residences and will be tested Monday. In conformance with federal guidance, visitation for all areas (Myers Hall, Arcadia Close, and Read Cloister) will be suspended until the required testing process is complete.
This positive case after so many weeks of good news is a disappointment for all of us. While the virus in our area has greatly declined, this is an unfortunate reminder that it is still in our midst. We continue to test all direct care employees twice a week and all others weekly. Please know that our entire team is doing everything in possible to prevent this virus from further impacting Bishop Gadsden.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jonna Cook, Director of Health Services.