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Coronavirus Update 06.26.20

Dear Aldersly Residents and Family,

We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and the action plans of federal, state and local governments as they reopen the economy. While it is great to see the efforts moving forward, the continued rise in active COVID-19 cases, including another positive employee case at Aldersly, is alarming and causes us to further reevaluate of our current plans.

Aldersly is still governed by the Department of Social Services and the Department of Public Health. These agencies have applied different guidelines for Aldersly that may not coincide with the county’s reopening strategy. Marin County announced the plan to continuing moving forward regarding their Marin Recovers Reopening strategy. This continuation includes the opening of indoor dining, salons, gyms and all retail with restricted guidelines beginning June 29th.

Our Aldersly team established our phased plan with careful consideration of the recommendations of public health officials. While we had hoped to continue moving forward on our phased plan, Aldersly will continue to follow our Phase I protocols with slight changes where we can through the following weeks.

Beginning July 29th, Aldersly will reopen our Salon for hair services. Residents will make appointments directly with the salon operators, Lydia and Eyerusalem. Lydia will provide services the entire first week (June 29-July 3) and the normal operating schedule will begin July 6th for both operators.

As part of our monitoring process, we will perform regular COVID-19 testing of all employees and residents living in the Health Center and Assisted Living. We are currently evaluating how testing can be best done for Independent Living to grant those residents increased opportunities for interaction with visitors and each other. Our recent actions to perform contact tracing and testing is an example of how we would test if future residents and employees were to test positive.

I know how hard and difficult this situation has been. We understand that the coming holiday may create increased desires to see one another. Please observe our current guidelines. We will do all we can to make our residents enjoy the holiday while keeping them safe.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or suggestions.

Warm regards,

Gilbert Carrasco

Executive Director