Many of us have been looking forward with great anticipation to the end of 2020, to the arrival of a New Year, and the chance for a fresh start. This update covers vaccines, COVID-19 testing, and some positive happenings here at Piper Shores.
On December 30, we conducted our first vaccine clinic with our partners CVS for Holbrook Health Center residents and staff. On January 12, we conducted a vaccine clinic for Holbrook Assisted Living and Memory Care residents and staff. Second dose clinics are scheduled and will be continuing now through the beginning of February. We are pleased to share that most of our employees will be fully vaccinated by the end of these clinics.
We are also working with the Maine CDC to get a clinic scheduled for our independent living residents and staff. While we are actively advocating for expedited clinics, we do not currently have a definitive date. We will keep you posted!
As we mentioned in an earlier update, despite our commendable record, we aren’t immune to COVID-19. In fact, we have experienced a few isolated cases with employees, and in each instance, we acted immediately to contain the spread. As of this writing, we are extremely proud to report that no Piper Shores resident has tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the risk levels here in Cumberland County, our Holbrook Health Center staff are required to test weekly, and our Assisted Living and Memory Care staff are required to test every other week. These tests continue to come back negative, which we attribute to our strict adherence to safety protocols.
We are making exciting progress on our new development, The Meadows. Please click here to see the latest visual renderings of the project and to learn more. We are anticipating site work to commence in early February, and our Meadows members to move into their beautiful new homes by mid-2023. Let us know if you’re interested in taking a virtual tour.
As we head into our tenth month of this global pandemic, we recognize that with the hardship and the heartbreak, there are many things for which to be deeply thankful. We’d like to take a moment to recognize our clinical nursing leadership and our committed staff for the long hours and dedication they have shown throughout this pandemic. In addition, we never cease to be amazed by our incredibly thoughtful and caring residents, who have worked so hard day in and day out to keep this community safe. It goes without saying that we all feel weary and fatigued by COVID-19. Thankfully, there is light at the end of the tunnel, and as we keep up our efforts, we will get through this safely together. Entering the vaccine rollout phase of this pandemic, we ask that everyone keep up their critical attention to masking, social distancing and hand washing, so that together we can celebrate a return to normal life in 2021.
We’ll be in touch as we have additional news to share. In the meantime, stay safe and stay connected.