RWC continues proactive approach to address coronavirus pandemic as seven staff members test positive

Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury (RWC), 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, has proactively responded to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic since early 2020.

In cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and The Virginia Army/Air National Guard, RWC conducted a Point Prevalence Survey testing of all residents and staff members on June 16, according to a media release on July 15.

RWC had no positive cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff up to that point and no positive cases during that testing cycle, reported president and chief executive officer Stuart Bunting. RWC continued testing in accordance with VDH and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidance for long-term care facilities with a test of all Health Services residents and all RWC staff last on July 8.

All Health Services residents tested negative for COVID-19. However, seven RWC staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, all staff members testing positive were—and continue to be—asymptomatic of COVID-19 symptoms. They are self-isolating…

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