Updated Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 5:00PM
A message from David Oster, Laurel Lake CEO
Ohio has begun a cautious, phased reopening of many businesses. At the same time, the Ohio Department of Health strongly recommends that Ohioans stay home as much as possible and, if away from home, that they should maintain social distancing and wear a face covering.
Laurel Lake is now beginning to modify our own campus closure, to be done gradually and in phases. Each step is the result of consultation with our medical director, resident and staff leadership and complies with CDC and Ohio Department of Health guidelines. Each decision takes into consideration the physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of our residents.
Since the arrival of COVID-19 in Ohio, Laurel Lake has done everything possible to protect the health and safety of our residents and staff. These are challenging times, but we have never been prouder of our remarkable community.
We are grateful to share that so far, NO Laurel Lake residents have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Over the past two months, five staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. One is still recuperating at home under the care of their physician; the other four have now returned to work.
As we have from the very beginning, Laurel Lake continues to work diligently with our local health department to ensure that we are taking every necessary precaution to safeguard residents and staff. Our community is well equipped and prepared to respond to this challenge.
We will continue to be transparent in our communication about COVID-19 test results for anyone associated with Laurel Lake. Updates can be found on our website at www.laurellake.org/covid-19 .
The State of Ohio has issued an updated Stay at Home Order for all Ohioans.
We are extremely grateful to our residents, family members, employees, vendors and community partners for their understanding and cooperation during this time as we all work together for the health of our campus, community, state and nation.