Updated Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:00PM
A message from David Oster, Laurel Lake CEO
Since we first learned of the COVID-19 pandemic, Laurel Lake has worked diligently with our local health department, our health care team, our residents, employees, family and friends to ensure that we are taking every necessary precaution to safeguard residents and staff. Our community has been well equipped, trained and prepared to respond to this challenge.
Over the past five months, ONE resident has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual has recovered and is doing well today. Over the past five months, SIX staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. All have recovered and we are grateful to have them back at work.
OUTDOOR VISITS for Greenwood and Crown Center Residents
We are happy to share that Outdoor Visits are now being scheduled for residents of our Greenwood Assisted Living and Crown Center Skilled Nursing neighborhoods of Laurel Lake. These visits are being offered in full compliance with the orders of Gov. Mike DeWine. To schedule a visit with your loved one in Greenwood or Crown Center, please review the following guidelines:
- Outdoor Visitation Policy for Greenwood Assisted Living
- Outdoor Visitation Policy for Crown Center Skilled Nursing
NATIONAL GUARD TESTING RESULTS
In July, Gov. Mike DeWine announced the state’s goal to provide COVID-19 testing for the staff of all Ohio nursing homes. The Ohio Health Department has been deploying National Guard teams to expedite testing of staff in Ohio’s 900+ skilled nursing facilities.
The National Guard COVID-19 Testing Unit came to Laurel Lake on Friday, July 24, 2020 to conduct testing. While the State only requires that our Crown Center staff be tested, Laurel Lake mandated testing for all 270+ of its employees. We have appreciated the patient cooperation of our team to accommodate this process.
On July 30, 2020, Laurel Lake was advised that of the 252 employees tested by the National Guard on July 24, one person tested positive for COVID-19 (this person is one of the six employees mentioned in the summary above).
The Ohio Department of Health plans to continue testing nursing home staff on a regular basis. We will continue to report our campus-wide test results on this page.
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.
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.