Monday, April 27, 2020

Dear GARCC Residents, Families and Staff:

I hope everyone had a good weekend. It’s hard to believe that May is right around the corner.

As we are entering week 7 of no visitation, we wanted to let you know that we are working hard to take care of your loved ones and wanted to update you on the current status of our building.

We currently have 0 RESIDENTS WITH COVID 19 but have had 3 employees over the past month who have tested positive. We continue to follow CDC and IDPH guidelines for screening of staff and residents and are taking the necessary steps to address the outbreak, prevent the spread of the disease and keep our residents, staff and visitors safe from infectious pathogens. However, we feel that we need to do even more. The facility will test its employees and residents for COVID 19. This process began Sunday, April 26th and will continue Monday, April 27th. These results will be available in 5 business days, and we will be transparent and communicate the results to residents, families and staff.

Mother’s Day is May 10th, and we have been getting questions about what our procedure will be. As the COVID 19 situation is fluid, the facility is not ready to make a commitment to a course of action. We will assess the situation as we get closer and let you know what we can do.

Thank you for your many kind words and encouragement--it means a lot.

Stay Safe!

Dino Varnavas, Administrator

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