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Rockwood Retirement Communities COVID-19 Update

May 20, 2022

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COVID UPDATE May 20, 2022

Positive COVID cases are increasing in the Rockwood South Hill independent living community and in staff outside of healthcare areas. Cases are related to recent travel, gatherings, events, and Spokane County community transmission. Rockwood residents are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness and complications.

In response to this development, Rockwood Retirement Communities is increasing surveillance testing of staff and all staff are required to wear masks while indoors.

Residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear masks, especially for events or gatherings. Signs are being posted at all entrances with this message. If a resident is having any symptoms related to an infectious illness or cold, it is recommended that you test for COVID and isolate until you are symptom-free. Visitors are encouraged to test before visiting. At-home COVID tests are available at local pharmacies and may be reimbursed by insurance.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we tackle this latest wave of the pandemic.

All visitors to our buildings are required to screen in and follow all infection control protocols.

Masks are to be worn by all team members, residents, vendors, and guests when visiting our licensed health care areas, regardless of vaccination status.  Any Vendor/Contractor must sign an attestation form for any employee who is in contact with residents or staff.  See a concierge or reception team member.  

Any health care resident leaving campus is asked to complete a Risk Assessment before leaving.   

If you have additional questions, we ask that you first visit the Rockwood website for current updates. At www.rockwoodretirement.org, click on the COVID-19 update at the top of the home page. If you have further questions, please contact Andrew Gorton, General Manager, Rockwood South Hill, at (509) 536-6650, or AndrewG@rockwoodretirement.org or Stephen Collette, General Manager, Rockwood at Whitworth, at (509) 466-0411 or StephenC@rockwoodretirement.org. Due to the increase in inquiries, please patiently await a response.

The COVID-19 situation changes daily. We receive regular communications from the Washington State Department of Health, Spokane Regional Health District, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the latest news and resources.

Rockwood Retirement Communities continues to do everything we can to protect our residents and team members from exposure to COVID-19. Because of our commitment to our community's health and well-being, we have taken a proactive approach to mitigation measures within our control. We are steadfast in our practices and procedures to minimize this threat. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Stay well.

This information isn’t comprehensive and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult with a relevant expert for specific guidance for your circumstances.