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Statement on Residents’ COVID-19 Diagnosis

To residents, resident representatives and staff

Kalyna Care is taking every precaution and working closely with health authorities, after receiving results tonight of six residents who tested positive to COVID-19, following testing on Thursday 30 July 2020.

Our affected residents have been placed in a quarantined area of Kalyna Care, to ensure other residents are at minimum risk of contracting coronavirus.

The six residents are receiving intensive supervision 24 hours a day and are being monitored regularly by medical staff, with hospital transfers an option if they require more acute care.

A deep clean of Kalyna Care will be undertaken immediately, to minimise the spread of any infection.

The residents’ COVID-19 cases follow the quarantining of the catering team this week, with two chefs testing positive for coronavirus.

Kalyna Care is maintaining its close cooperation from health authorities and following all instructions to maintain the safety of residents and staff.

All residents at Kalyna Care were tested for COVID-19 on Thursday, 30 July, and all staff were tested on Friday, 31 July.

Kalyna Care is adhering to rigorous restrictions on visitors, with strict screening of staff and contractors.

Staff are constantly using full Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) including masks, face shields, gowns and gloves, and don and doff PPE when attending to every individual resident. Staff are confined to their work areas to minimise any cross contamination across wings.

We will keep residents, their families, our dedicated staff and our community aware of any changes to the situation and we are absolutely committed to keeping our residents and staff safe.

Thank you,
Pearl Forrester

0406 424 618

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