9.28.20 Update: All Staff Test Negative

September 28, 2020

·Arbutus Staff, Nursing
Families and Friends of Arbutus Park,
On September 21st and 22nd, every employee of Arbutus Park Retirement Community was tested for exposure to COVID-19. This testing was performed by our licensed nursing staff.
 
Approximately 280 employees were tested over this two-day period. We are happy to report that all employees tested negative for the virus. As of today’s date, September 28, APRC has not had a positive case, in either residents or employees. Per the state governments’ directive, APRC will continue to test all employees, once a month, as long as there is not a confirmed case at the facility. If we have a confirmed COVID-19 episode, testing of all employees and all residents will begin at a more frequent level. The frequency of testing is based on the prevalence of cases within Cambria County. At this time we are only required to test employees on a monthly basis.
 
Thank you to everyone who has given us encouraging words and prayers as we make our way through this difficult time. Your kindness and support are extremely appreciated.
Rick Wilson, Administrator