Update: COVID-19 Information and Precautions

Our utmost concern is for the health and well-being of each of our patients and to ensure our staff is healthy and able to continue to care for patients.

We continue to take cautionary measures and follow CDC guidelines. We are also receiving information from state and local officials. In accordance with those recommendations, only staff, essential vendors, and compassionate hospice care visits are permitted.

The measures we are currently taking at this time unless CDC or state and local officials instruct otherwise:

  • Protection with our workforce includes:
    • Screening employees, residents, and compassionate hospice care visitors for symptoms of acute respiratory illness (fever, cough, difficulty breathing)
    • Sick leave policies are non-punitive and flexible
    • Encouraging sick employees to stay home and call in replacement staff
    • Training and ensuring proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Verifying an inventory of PPE
  • Protection with our residents includes:
    • Separating residents who show respiratory symptoms away from others
    • Postponing field trips and activities outside the facility
    • Having activities that allow residents to maintain safe distances from others
    • Allowing for in-room dining to reduce the risk of spreading disease
    • Increasing cleaning in common areas (therapy rehabilitation area, dining area, activity area, lobby area, etc.)
    • Unfortunately, family members are not allowed to do laundry for any patients at this time.
    • Food can now be brought from home and dropped off at the facility. GrubHub, UberEats or other professional food delivery services will also be accepted.
  • Protection of all essential visitors, vendors, and deliveries includes:
    • Increasing monitoring or screening of visitors for respiratory symptoms
    • Limiting touching and social greeting
    • Only allowing essential visitors and vendors to enter the building
    • Encouraging family and friends to reach out socially (phone call, video conferencing) to residents to help with feelings of loneliness and isolation during this time.

We appreciate the confidence and trust you have in us to care for family members. We will keep you informed as we navigate this ongoing situation.

Murrieta Health and Rehabilitation Center

UPDATES:

Week of 11/8/20-11/14/20

This week we learned about 1 staff member who tested positive for Covid-19. The staff member is under strict isolation precautions at home. We did an across the board testing of all patients and staff last week as a result.  Thus far all tests have tested negative.  Please return to this webpage to get updates as they come in. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible with our community.

Week of 8/23/20-8/29/20

As the facility continues to conduct weekly testing of both residents and staff alike, results continue to come in. The facility has now just learned that the results of the staff have all come back negative that were received. However, 2 residents tested positive.  The facility continues to implement all necessary safety and infection control precautions. The facility also continues to work closely with Public Health to stop the spread of Covid19.

Week of 8/16/20-8/22/20

As the facility continues to conduct weekly testing of both residents and staff alike, results continue to come in. The facility has now just learned that the results of the staff have all come back negative that were received. However, 2 residents tested positive.  The facility continues to implement all necessary safety and infection control precautions. The facility also continues to work closely with Public Health to stop the spread of Covid19.

Week of 8/9/20-8/15/20

As the facility continues another round of weekly testing of both residents and staff, test results are coming into the facility. The facility has learned that an additional 5 residents have tested positive for Covid19. They are being cared for in the isolation/covid unit. The facility is continuing to implement the necessary protocols. The facility continues to work closely with Public Health to try and stop the spread.

Week of 8/2/20-8/8/20

As you all are aware, the facility continues to conduct weekly testing of both its residents and staff in an effort to curb the spread of Covid19. The facility has been now made aware that 2 residents and 1 employee tested positive. The employee is currently home resting and in quarantine. The residents are in isolation in the red zone. The facility has notified Public Health and continue to work with them. The facility will continue to provide updates with any new developments.

Week of 7/26/20-8/1/20

The facility is currently in rapid response testing mode.  As such, the facility is now slowly receiving test results of both residents and staff.  The facility has learned that an additional 8 residents and 5 employees have tested positive.  The residents are currently in isolation and cohorted in the red zone.  They are being continuously monitored.  The 5 employees are home and under quarantine.  Public Health has been notified and the facility continues to work with them.  All precautions have been implemented.  The safety and health of our residents and staff remain a top priority.

Week of 7/19/20-7/25/20

This week we learned about 1 staff member who tested positive for Covid-19. The staff member is under strict isolation precautions. We would also like to note that this individual is currently not showing any signs or symptoms. Please return to this webpage to get updates as they come in. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible with our community.