We hope you are staying healthy. This pandemic is unchartered territory for all of us and continues to change daily. Still, here at Copley, we remain committed to doing everything within our power to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our number one priority is the safety of our residents and staff and providing you with a clear line of communication.
Moving forward, in compliance with federal rules and regulations, as well as CMS guidelines, we will post the following information on this page: either a single confirmed infection of COVID-19 or three or more residents or staff with new-onset respiratory symptoms occurring within 72 hours of each other. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.
These are unprecedented times, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate through this together.
A Note from Copley – September 16, 2021
I hope that all of you are well and staying healthy. As you may have seen Copley continues to have 1 employee that has tested positive for COVID. To be clear it is not the same employee. Copley tests every employee every week with a PCR test. We also test every non-fully vaccinated staff member before every shift with an Abbott Binax test. These Abbott tests are extremely accurate. Unfortunately for all concerned we have found employees (one every two weeks) through our testing that are asymptomatic, fully vaccinated but test positive. We do not have any widespread positive findings and no residents have tested positive.
It is a coincidence that the last couple, including today, happen to test positive on the last day that Copley was to lift any 14 COVID restrictions and we need to implement another 14 days of restrictions. Since this employee did work two days without knowing they were positive we need to PCR test all residents on the Adams unit again immediately. These are DPH regulations. I know it is frustrating for all concerned but we have to make sure everyone remains negative.
I understand the frustration all concerned are experiencing. Copley can control what happens here at the facility but we can only encourage safe practices while staff and visitors are not here. Please keep wearing your masks it is our best way at keeping everyone as safe as possible from catching and spreading COVID. Until 9/27 in-room visits on the ADAMS unit will be for compassionate visits only. Visits will be scheduled in the conference room and also out in the courtyard. All visitors in the facility must wear face masks at all times.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me or any of the nursing managers. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Copley’s Updated COVID-19 Numbers (Active/Cumulative)
Pursuant to MA DPH requirements, Copley continues to test its staff on a weekly basis.
On August 25, 2021, we had a staff member, returning from a vacation, test positive for Covid-19. Our protocol is to test before coming back to work, and this person has not been in our facility for nine days. However, we are required by the MA DPH to report any positive results. We continue to test all staff on a weekly basis and all results have been negative to date. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Active cases: 0
Total Cumulative cases: 55
Active cases: 1
Total Cumulative cases: 51