January 27, 2022

Dear McLean Patients, Residents, and Families,

We are writing to keep you informed on our current COVID-19 status.  We have one new COVID-19 positive employee who is a member of our dining team.  Contact tracing is still occurring and anyone who had a potential exposure will be notified.  They are currently isolating at home.  Please see our cumulative data and mitigating strategies below, including our new visitation guidelines. 

Based on the Department of Public Health’s guidance, we will continue our staff testing to occur every five to seven days and our resident testing will occur once a week at this time.   

We continue to welcome visitation, but please remember there is a risk of entering the building when we have an outbreak.  If you believe you are at higher risk, i.e., you or someone you are caring for is not vaccinated and/or has underlying health issues, please consider not visiting at this time.  We would be happy to arrange a virtual visit instead. 

If you have had direct exposure to a newly COVID-19 positive person, please test before you visit.  If you test positive, do not visit.  If you, or anyone that visits McLean, should test positive within 14 days of visiting us, please call the nursing supervisor right away.

David Bordonaro                            Lisa Clark

President                                          Vice President, Administrator of the Health Center

Cumulative data below is from March 2020 to January 27, 2022

Positive cases are noted based on a resident’s home neighborhood

 Positive Last positive case reported on: Recovered Deaths 
Total for Assisted Living 201/21/22172
Total for Skilled Nursing 3912/30/21327
Total for Employees 1121/26/22110

Mitigating Strategies

Our staff remains vigilant in appropriate screening, PPE usage and hand hygiene.  Our mitigating strategies continue to be in effect. You will find these listed below.

Regarding visitation: 

We have implemented the Governor’s executive order to screen all visitors and essential personnel for their vaccination status.  All visitors or essential support persons, when visiting a nursing home resident,

  • will need to provide proof they are fully vaccinated and if eligible have received the booster
  • or will provide paper or electronic proof of a negative rapid antigen test result within the previous 48 hours or a negative PCR test that was completed within the previous

72 hours – we are unable to verify a picture on your phone from a home test unless you have a physician note documenting a telemedicine visit to verify the test

  • or will take a rapid test when they arrive here at McLean – please visit the family site on our website to watch a video on what to expect during the test and we also have a link to schedule a specific time to test through SimplyBook.Me if you prefer to have some assistance – you are not required to pre-book a time
  • Visitors must wear tight-fitting masks into our building and be screened at the front entrance of our health center.  Please bring your driver’s license or photo ID. Also, please do not visit if you are not feeling well and be sure to abide by all travel guidelines, found here: https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus/travel
  • Everyone will wear a KN95 mask at all times while inside our building (in all inside visitation locations including the resident’s room).  They are located at the Well Screen machine when you walk in. 
  • This also means that food and drink will not be allowed during visits. 
  • Social distancing must be maintained from the resident you are visiting and from all other residents and all staff.
  • If you, or anyone that visits McLean, should discover you are COVID-19 positive within 14 days of visiting us, please call the nursing supervisor right away so we can take the appropriate actions immediately to assess the potential exposure and implement the necessary isolation protocols to stop potential spread.
  • Visitors must follow the core principles of infection prevention during any visit.
  • visitors who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19, or currently meet the criteria for quarantine, should not enter the facility
  • hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred)
  • a KN95 mask, covering your mouth and nose, will be worn inside our building at all times
  • social distancing, at least six feet between people, in accordance with CDC guidance
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