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The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19:
Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253
Text: NJCOVID to 898-211
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On April 5, we were made aware that a staff member in our Assisted Living neighborhood had tested positive for COVID-19, the illness resulting from the novel coronavirus.
The staff member is in quarantine at home. We have notified public health officials as required and are following procedures recommended by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. We are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are doing everything in our power to maintain the health and safety of our community.
Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.
We ask that our residents and staff do all that they can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:
• Social Distancing/staying home if possible
• Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water
• Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19
• Seek medical assistance as necessary
Please be assured, Friends Village at Woodstown is following all the guidance and recommendations set forth by the State of New Jersey, the Centers for Disease Control and our Medical Director Dr. Wamiq Sultan MD. These guidelines are not taken lightly and are to prevent any future spread.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Dear Residents and Families of Friends Village at Woodstown,
With so much information available through various media outlets, I thought it important to communicate information to you regarding our protocols and to address any possible concerns you may have. The safety and security of our residents and staff are always our number one concern.
Every year Friends Village increases our infectious disease protocols in the winter months to guard against a spread of the flu. With these ongoing protocols in place, we are prepared to handle similar concerns, i.e. COVID-19.
Our custodial staff has been in “flu season” mode for many weeks, as they are everyday of the year. This includes the cleaning and disinfecting of high touch areas such as doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, handrails, etc.
We are also taking additional steps to keep residents and staff safe throughout our community by implementing the following:
– Suspension of all non-medical related visitors until further notice
– Staff screenings. Our entire staff will be screened for fever and other symptoms daily upon arrival for their work shift
As always, the health and safety of our residents and staff remain our highest priority. We will continue to follow guidance from state and federal agencies and communicate to you any information as it becomes necessary. For up-to-the-minute updates, please visit The Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov. Should you have any specific individual questions regarding your health or as it relates to COVID-19, please contact your Primary Care Physician.
Thank you for your continued support.
Craig L. Petry, SPHR
COVID-19 Positive Case Information
On Tuesday May 19, 2020, Friends Village at Woodstown tested 429 members of our community. (Residents and Staff) We have received 16 positive cases. All positive cases are following CDC and NJ Health Department guidelines.