Dear Families and Substitute Decision Makers,
According to Wikipedia, the COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the Coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, 2020 and a pandemic on March 11, 2020. As of today, May 27, 2022, the pandemic had caused more than 527 million cases and 6.28 million confirmed deaths, making it one of the deadliest in history.
Park Manor Care had not been spared with the dreaded disease. Our first case was on Nov. 4, 2020 when a staff member reported tested +. Followed by the second staff member on Nov. 20, 2020 with the first resident case on Nov. 21, 2020. Our first outbreak lasted up to Feb. 3, 2021 when we declared the outbreak over. However, we declared the second outbreak at our second floor unit on Jan. 12, 2022 and declared over after 47 days. On April 1, 2022 we declared another outbreak the third one, in our first floor unit which lasted for 21 days.
In response to the unprecedented challenges, management team of Park Manor instituted a number of protocols in consultation with Sharedhealth.
a. All Infection Control and public health precautions have been put in place.
b. Public Health and the WRHA were involved in assisting to manage the situation.
c. Our medical director and other medical staff continued to regularly asses residents.
d. Constant communication to families, residents and staff members.
e. Active screening of staff upon entrance to work until May 16, now self-screening.
f. Active screening of all visitors, families and contractors.
g. Use of mask and face shields while inside the building and social distancing and
h. Increased sanitizing of frequently touched areas.
We surely thank the prayers and continued support of all families and friends to all our residents and staff members of Park Manor Care. Thank you families, substitute decision makers and friends of our residents for all you do to keep yourselves safe, and the people you love. We will continue to find ways to make Park Manor Care a better place of living for all our residents. Keep safe always and may you have a blessed weekend.
Abednigo M. Mandalupa Jr., MMBM/DHRM/CPA
Chief Executive Officer