To: Residents and Staff of Covenant Village
From: Dale Melton, CEO
Date: September 24, 2020
I am writing to you today to let you know that we have our second COVID-19 confirmed case of a Resident on campus. We were notified late Wednesday afternoon.
Immediately, our Health Center Staff, led by Kevin Stewart, Administrator; Sue Ashley, Director of Nursing; and Lindsay Clontz, Nurse Educator and the point person for our infection control services, were in conversation with the Resident, as well as local health department authorities, to assess the situation and to begin Contact Tracing. Our community followed the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Guidance and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) infection control protocols.
Currently, the Resident is recovering well and showing mild symptoms. The Resident shared the positive test results with the Health Center Staff right away, for which we are grateful. The Resident’s Spouse, also a Resident, will be tested this week. The Resident was traveling off campus at the time of exposure to the Coronavirus.
At this time, we have not found exposure to any other Residents or Staff.
Please, know that we continue to place the highest priority on making this a safe living and working environment. We continue to follow our rigorous infection control and screening processes, and all state and federal guidelines as the COVID-19 situation evolves.
You may recall that on April 3rd, we were notified of the first confirmed Resident case on campus—nearly six months ago.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Resident couple. We also deeply appreciate our Residents and their Family members for the patience and understanding they are showing during this challenging time.