Kingston of Ashland Covid-19 Update, June 15th

For Immediate Release

June 15, 2020

Kingston of Ashland Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

At Kingston of Ashland, the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our top priority. We have been proactively testing our residents for COVID-19 and we are saddened to report we have received confirmation that a resident of ours has tested positive for the virus.

We’ve prepared for this possibility by working closely with the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ashland County Health Department. We are very grateful for their guidance.

The resident who tested positive is doing well. To prevent the spread of COVID-19 the resident has been moved to our dedicated respiratory unit and is under the care of our Attending Physician, Nurse Practitioner, a Respiratory Therapist, RN Clinical Director and our excellent care team.

As of now, there are no other confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Kingston of Ashland. If a resident shows any symptoms related to COVID-19 we will be in immediate contact with the family by phone to discuss our care protocols. Any other updates regarding COVID-19 at our building will be posted on our website.

Given the high risk to the population that we serve, we have adopted a number of measures designed to protect our residents and staff. These include:

  • A no visitor policy
  • Health assessments and temperature readings of staff and residents
  • Isolating and using additional infection control measures for residents with symptoms
  • Frequent disinfection of surfaces and equipment
  • Regular handwashing protocol has been competency tested and is performed properly by all staff.
  • All staff and essential healthcare professionals are Masked with KN95 or N95.
  • Proactively sending staff with any related symptoms home to quarantine.
  • We have capacity to test our Residents and staff for COVID-19. We are working with the local health department to provide this testing broadly and appropriately.
  • At this time, we are very fortunate to have secured an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our staff. Our COVID-19 Task Force is keeping close tabs on the supply of PPE at each of our facilities. We continue to coordinate with county officials and independent suppliers to procure additional supplies.

Please keep our residents, families, and staff at Kingston of Ashland in your thoughts as we work through this challenging situation.

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