Dear Families and Staff,
As you know, we are screening our residents three times daily for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Yesterday afternoon a resident who started exhibiting symptoms was sent out to the hospital and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. As stated previously, residents who test positive must have two concurrent negative tests before being readmitted back into the facility.
Today the Okeechobee Department of Health is on site testing 4 residents who began exhibiting symptoms last night. As soon as we have results, you will be notified. If you have specific questions about your family member, please call the facility and speak to the unit supervisor on the wing where your resident resides.
On Monday, July 6, at our request, the Tallahassee Task Force will be here at the facility to test all residents for COVID-19. As of this point, no more staff members are showing signs or symptoms.
We are updating our contact list daily. Please help us communicate this to your family members who may not have received this notice. If you believe you have received this message in error, please call the facility at (863) 763-2226 with your updated contact information and we will update our database.