1304 Pennsylvania Avenue Hagerstown, MD 21742
Phone (301)733-2914

Covid-info


Covid-19 Update - February 26, 2021

As you can read below there are no changes from last week for our tests results for residents and staff. No positive results from the beginning of this week. Any staff having a positive Covid-19 test is unable to work until their illness is resolved based on the most recent CDC guidelines. We are continuing to test staff twice a week. All staff members are being screened upon their arrival to work every day. The Residents are being tested weekly.

The figures below are updated with cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic and reflect any new positive cases:

#Positives

#Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive/ Pending Tests

Residents

35

5

N/A

30

0/0

Staff

36

0

36

N/A

0/0


The Covid-19 vaccines were administered at Coffman on December 30, 2020, January 21, 2021 and February 10, 2021. Both staff and residents received the vaccine. CVS administered the vaccine. No other dates have been scheduled. We will wait to hear from the Maryland Health Department for future administration of the vaccine at Coffman Nursing Home.

Visitation is dependent upon several considerations and we are reviewing our visitation process. We are diligently monitoring this situation and will contact families as soon as we are able to conduct visitation.

The costs of testing and use of personal protective equipment continues to place a great financial load on us. We appreciate any donation to Coffman for assistance in these costs. A number of individuals have donated and we appreciate your contribution.

The Covid 19 virus has not ended so continue to wear masks, wash hands often and maintain social distancing.


Covid-19 Update - February 16, 2021

Our tests results from the last letter have been received for staff and residents. No positive results from the beginning of this time period. Again any staff that has a positive Covid-19 test is unable to work until their illness is resolved based on the most recent CDC guidelines. We will continue to test staff twice a week. All staff members are being screened upon their arrival to work every day. The Residents that have not tested positive for Covid-19 are being tested weekly.

The figures below are updated with cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic and reflect any new positive cases:

#Positives

#Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive/ Pending Tests

Residents

35

5

N/A

30

0/29

Staff

36

0

36

N/A

0/67

The Covid-19 vaccines were administered at Coffman on 12/30/20, January 21, 2021 and February 10, 2021. Both staff and residents received the vaccine. CVS administered the vaccine. Vaccination requires a series of two shots. These are the dates CVS will come to Coffman to administer the vaccine. No other dates have been scheduled. We will wait to hear the direction from the Maryland Health Department for future administration of the vaccine at Coffman Nursing Home.

We are reviewing our visitation process at this time and will have an update on the next letter. The Maryland Health Department is opening the process on March 1, 2021 and we want to review our procedure.

The costs of testing and use of person protective equipment continues to place a great financial load on us. We appreciate any donation to Coffman for assistance in these costs. A number of individuals have donated and we appreciate your contribution.


Covid-19 Update - January 29, 2021

Our tests results from the beginning of this week have been received for staff and residents. No positive results from the beginning of this week. Any staff that has a positive Covid-19 test is unable to work until their illness is resolved based on the most recent CDC guidelines. We will continue to test staff twice a week. All staff members are being screened upon their arrival to work every day. The Residents that have not tested positive for Covid-19 are being tested weekly.

The figures below are updated with cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic and reflect any new positive cases:

 

#Positives

#Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive/ Pending Tests

Residents

35

5

N/A

30

0/0

Staff

36

0

36

N/A

0/7

The Covid-19 vaccines were administered at Coffman on 12/30/20 and January 21, 2021. Both staff and residents received the vaccine. CVS administered the vaccine. Vaccination requires a series of two shots. We had mailed out a COVID-19 Consent Form for all of our Residents who have a responsible party to make decisions for them. Any persons who decided to have the first vaccine on January 21, 2021 will have the second vaccine on February 10, 2021. This will be the last time CVS will come to Coffman to administer the vaccine. Please remember that a consent form must be completed. Feel free to contact Beth Hoosier at 301-733-2914 Ext. 120 with any questions regarding the consent forms.

Unfortunately the Maryland State Health Department isn’t currently allowing visitors in nursing homes.

The costs of testing and use of person protective equipment continues to place a great financial load on us. We appreciate any donation to Coffman for assistance in these costs. Thank you in advance for your contribution.

 


Covid-19 Update - January 15, 2021

Our tests results from the beginning of this week have been received for staff and residents. No positive results from the beginning of this week. Any staff that has a positive Covid-19 test is unable to work until their illness is resolved based on the most recent CDC guidelines. We will continue to test staff twice a week. All staff members are being screened upon their arrival to work every day. The Residents that have not tested positive for Covid-19 are being tested weekly.

The figures below are updated with cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic and reflect any new positive cases:

#Positives

#Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive/ Pending Tests

Residents

35

5

N/A

30

0/0

Staff

36

0

36

N/A

0/0

The Covid-19 vaccines first dose was administered at Coffman on 12/30/20. Both staff and residents received the vaccine. The vaccination process administered by CVS went well. Vaccination requires a series of two shots. The second dose will be administered on Thursday 1/21/21. We had mailed out a COVID-19 Consent Form for all of our Residents who have a responsible party that make decisions for them. Any persons who decided after the 12/30/20 date that they want to be vaccinated can receive their first vaccination on 1/21/21 -- with the second dose to be administered on 2/10/21. Please remember that a consent form must be completed. Feel free to contact Beth Hoosier at 301-733-2914 Ext. 120 with any questions regarding the consent forms.

The costs of testing and use of person protective equipment continues to place a great financial load on us. We appreciate any donation to Coffman for assistance in these costs. Thank you in advance for your contribution. You have no idea how much it means to us to have your support.


Covid-19 Update - January 7, 2021 

“Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie

Our tests results from the beginning of this week have been received for staff and residents. No positive results from the beginning of this week. We had one staff member test positive on 12/30/20. There were no residents testing positive. Any staff that has a positive Covid-19 test is unable to work until their illness is resolved based on the most recent CDC guidelines. Thus, we will continue to be on outbreak status and we will continue to test staff twice a week. All staff members are being screened upon their arrival to work every day. The Residents that have not tested positive for Covid-19 are being tested weekly.

The figures below are updated with cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic and reflect any new positive cases:

#Positives

#Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive/ Pending Tests

Residents

35

5

N/A

30

0/0

Staff

36

0

35

N/A

0/0


Covid 19 - Update December 31, 2020

Best wishes from your friends at Coffman Nursing Home. We wish you a beautiful Holiday Season and a new year filled with love, peace and joy.

Our tests results from the beginning of this week are pending for staff and residents. Our last staff member that tested positive was on 12/18/20. Any staff that has a positive Covid-19 test is unable to work until their illness is resolved based on the most recent CDC guidelines. Thus, we will continue to be on outbreak status and we will continue to test staff twice a week. All staff members are being screened upon their arrival to work every day. The Residents that have not tested positive for Covid-19 are being tested weekly.

The figures below are updated with cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic and reflect any new positive cases:

#Positives

#Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive/ Pending Tests

Residents

35

5

N/A

30

0/0

Staff

36

0

35

N/A

1/0

The Covid-19 vaccines first dose was administered at Coffman on 12/30/20. Both staff and residents received the vaccine. Vaccination requires a series of two shots. The second dose will be administered on Thursday 1/21/21. We had mailed out a COVID-19 Consent Form for all of our Residents who have a responsible party that make decisions for them. Any persons who decided after the 12/30/20 date that they want to be vaccinated can receive their first vaccination on 1/21/21 -- with the second dose to be administered on 2/10/21. Please remember that a consent form must be completed. Feel free to contact Beth Hoosier at 301-733-2914 Ext. 120 with any questions regarding the consent forms.

The costs of testing and use of person protective equipment continues to place a great financial load on us. We appreciate any donation to Coffman for assistance in these costs. Thank you in advance for your contribution. You have no idea how much it means to us to have your support.


Covid 19 - Update December 30, 2020

Best wishes from your friends at Coffman Nursing Home. We wish you a beautiful Holiday Season and a new year filled with love, peace and joy.

Our tests results from the beginning of this week are pending for staff and residents. Our last staff member that tested positive was on 12/18/20. Any staff that has a positive Covid-19 test is unable to work until their illness is resolved based on the most recent CDC guidelines. Thus, we will continue to be on outbreak status and we will continue to test staff twice a week. All staff members are being screened upon their arrival to work every day. The Residents that have not tested positive for Covid-19 are being tested weekly.

The figures below are updated with cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic and reflect any new positive cases:

#Positives

#Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive/ Pending Tests

Residents

35

5

N/A

30

0/2

Staff

35

0

35

N/A

0/50

The Covid-19 vaccines are scheduled to be administered at Coffman on 12/30/20. Vaccination will require a series of two shots. The second dose will be administered on 1/20/21. We have mailed out a COVID-19 Consent Form for all of our Residents who have a responsible party that make decisions for them. As you have been notified, the vaccine will not be given without us having the signed consent form in our possession. Please deliver the signed consent forms to the facility. Any persons who decided after the 12/30/20 date that they want to be vaccinated can receive their first vaccination on 1/20/21 -- with the second dose to be administered on 2/10/21. Feel free to contact Beth Hoosier at 301-733-2914 Ext. 120 with any questions regarding the consent forms.

The costs of testing and use of person protective equipment is placing a great load on us. Please feel free to make a donation to us for assistance in these costs. If you would like to include us in your end of year giving it would be much appreciated.


Covid 19 - Update December 23, 2020

Best wishes from your friends at Coffman Nursing Home. We wish you a beautiful Holiday Season and a new year filled with love, peace and joy. May peace fill the hearts of people everywhere and join all nations of the world in brotherhood.

Our tests results for the current week are pending as noted below for staff and residents. We had one staff member tested positive on 12/18/20. Any staff that has a positive Covid-19 test is unable to work until their illness is resolved based on the most recent CDC guidelines. Thus, we will continue to be on outbreak status and we will continue to test staff twice a week. All staff members are being screened upon their arrival to work every day. The Residents that have not tested positive for Covid-19 are being tested weekly.

The figures below are updated with cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic and reflect any new positive cases:

#Positives

#Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive/ Pending Tests

Residents

35

5

N/A

30

0/2

Staff

36

0

34

N/A

1/50

The Covid-19 vaccines are scheduled to be administered at Coffman on 12/30/20. Vaccination will require a series of two shots. The second dose will be administered on 1/20/20. We have mailed out a COVID-19 Consent Form for all of our Residents who have a responsible party that make decisions for them. It is imperative that these forms be returned to the facility ASAP. The vaccine will not be given without us having the signed consent form in our possession. Please deliver the signed consent form to the facility prior to 12/30/20. Feel free to call Beth Hoosier at 301-733-2914 Ext. 120 with any questions regarding the consent forms.

 

The costs of testing and use of person protective equipment is placing a great load on us. Please feel free to make a donation to us for assistance in these costs. If you would like to include us in your end of year giving it would be much appreciated.

 

God’s Blessings,

Coffman Nursing Home


Covid 19 - Update December 18, 2020

The tests results from the beginning of the week were all negative for staff and residents. This morning we learned one staff member tested positive today. Staff has to be home at least 10 days with no symptoms and no elevated temperature for at least 48 hours in addition no fever reducing medications before coming back to work. Any staff that tests positive is unable to work based on the most recent CDC guidelines. Thus we will continue to be on outbreak status and we will continue to test staff twice a week and residents once per week. We have had many staff have come back from their time off due to being exposed and are on their normal duties. We are screening staff upon arrival to work every day.

The figures below are updated and are the cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic.

The numbers below have been updated to reflect any new positive case:

#Positives

#Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive/ Pending Tests

Residents

35

5

N/A

35

0

Staff

36

0

33

N/A

1

We have been informed the first day for the Covid vaccine administration is Wednesday December 30, 2020. They will come back on Wednesday January 20th for the second date and the third date will be in February. Signed consent forms will be required to present to CVS. Copies of insurance cards front and back are required. The federal government pays for the vaccine and the insurance company will be billed for the administration. There is no cost to the residents or staff. All vaccine will be administered at Coffman NH.

 

The costs of testing and use of person protective equipment is placing a great load on us. Please feel free to make a donation to us for assistance in these costs. If you would like to include us in your end of year giving it would be much appreciated.

 

Please continue to stay safe and well during this holiday season.

Coffman Nursing Home

 


Covid 19 - Update December 16, 2020

Dear Residents, Families and Friends:

We continue to test staff twice a week and residents once per week. Residents who are off observations are back to their regular assessment schedule. Numerous staff have come back from their time off due to being exposed and are on their normal duties. Staff has to be home at least 10 days with no symptoms and no elevated temperature for at least 48 hours in addition no fever reducing medications before coming back to work. Any staff that tests positive is unable to work based on the most recent CDC guidelines. We screen staff upon arrival to work.

The figures below are updated and are the cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic. There were no additional staff members or residents testing positive since the last report.

The numbers below have been updated to reflect any new positive case:

#Positives

#Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive/ Pending Tests

Residents

35

5

N/A

27

4/2

Staff

33

0

29

N/A

3/51

We are anxiously waiting for the three dates of the Covid vaccine administration. We signed up with CVS to administer the program on site. Many residents have expressed interest in receiving the vaccine. Signed consent forms will be required to present to CVS. Copies of insurance cards front and back are required. The federal government pays for the vaccine and the insurance company will be billed for the administration. There is no cost to the residents or staff. We expect to hear from CVS very soon on the dates that are selected for us. All vaccine will be administered at Coffman NH.

The costs of testing and use of person protective equipment is placing a great load on us. Please feel free to make a donation to us for assistance in these costs. If you would like to include us in your end of year giving it would be much appreciated.

Please continue to stay safe and well during this holiday season.
Coffman Nursing Home


Covid 19 - Update December 9, 2020

We have experienced a lessening of the outbreak that has begun in early November.  Many residents are off observations and are back to their regular assessment schedule. Many staff has come back from their time off due to being exposed and is on their normal duties. Staff has to be home at least 10 days with no symptoms and no elevated temperature for at least 48 hours in addition no fever reducing medications before coming back to work. Any staff that tests positive is unable to work based on the most recent CDC guidelines.

The figures below are updated and are the cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic. There were 2 additional staff members testing positive since the last report.

The numbers below have been updated to reflect any new positive case:

#Positives

#Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive/ Pending Tests

Residents

35

3

N/A

19

13/1

Staff

30

0

12

N/A

18/35

Many of you have heard about the pending vaccine program. We are signed up with CVS to administer the program on site. Begin thinking about having your resident receive the vaccine. Signed consent forms will be required. There will be 3 dates when CVS will administer the vaccine; time not provided yet. Insurance cards front and back are required. The federal government pays for the vaccine and the insurance company will be billed for the administration. There is no cost to the resident. More information will be provided as we hear about them.

The costs of testing and use of person protective equipment is placing a great load on us. Please feel free to make a donation to us for assistance in these costs.

Please continue to stay safe and well during this holiday season.
Coffman Nursing Home


Covid 19 - Update December 2, 2020

We have experienced a lessening of the outbreak that has begun at the beginning of the month. Many residents are off observations and are back to their regular assessment schedule. The staff has come back from their time off due to being exposed and providing the impressive care to our residents. Staff has to be home at least 10 days with no symptoms and no elevated temperature for at least 48 hours in addition no fever reducing medications. We have followed the direction and guidance from our local and state health dept. Staff continued to be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to the start of their shift.

We are unable to coordinate any in door visitation due to CMS directives at this time. Our community positively rate has increased dramatically this past month. The staff at Coffman Nursing Home would like to thank the families for their understanding and patience during this difficult time. The figures below are updated and are the cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic.

Follow the CDC recommendations to keep yourself safe: keep gatherings as small as possible, wear face masks at all times, keep a safe distance, hand hygiene, avoid large groups and crowded areas. We realize all these measures are very hard. The safety of our residents and staff is very important to us. We desire for you to stay healthy this holiday season.  

#Positives

       #Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive/ Pending Tests

Residents

35

3

N/A

19

13/1

Staff

30

0

12

N/A

18/35



Covid 19 - Update November 25, 2020

Our outbreak has continued at Coffman Nursing Home this week in November. The staff has responded with awesome energy as we adapt to the changing situation. We have followed the direction and guidance from our local and state health dept. Staff continued to be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to the start of their shift.

 We continue to have staff tested twice a week as along as our resident and our residents will be tested once a week. Any residents that tested positive will not be tested for 90 days from their positive results per the CDC guidance.

The staff at Coffman Nursing Home would like to thank the families for their understanding and patience during this difficult time. The figures below are updated and are the cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic.

During this Thanksgiving break  follow the CDC recommendations to keep yourself safe: keep gatherings as small as possible,  wear face masks at all times, keep a safe distance, hand hygiene, avoid large groups and crowded areas, ask anyone with sign or symptoms or has been exposed to Covid 19 not attend your gathering. I realize all these measures are very hard.  The safety of our residents and staff is very important to us, people come first.   

We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving.

The numbers below have been updated to reflect this new positive case: #Positives

       #Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive

Residents

35

3

N/A

19

13

Staff

30

0

12

N/A

18



Covid 19 - Update November 20, 2020

Our outbreak has continued at Coffman Nursing Home during the weeks in November. The staff has responded with tremendous effort and planning in our response to it. We have received support and guidance from our local and state health dept. Staff continued to be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 prior to the start of their shift.

Starting this week, staff will be tested twice a week and our residents will be tested once a week. Any residents that tested positive will not be tested for 90 days from their positive results per the CDC guidance.

The staff at Coffman Nursing Home would like to thank the families for their understanding and patience during this difficult time. The figures below are updated and are the cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic.

Please continue to wear your masks, social distance and perform hand hygiene! We look forward to the time that we can open our doors again for visitation. The safety of our residents and staff is very important to us, people come first and quality of care counts.  We all have to be careful in protecting ourselves and those we come in contact. Again please remember to use a mask, wash hands often, social distance and stay well.

The numbers below have been updated to reflect this new positive case: #Positives

       #Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Resolved

#Still Positive

Residents

30

3

N/A

14

13

Staff

20

0

8

N/A

12

 



Covid 19 - Update November 5, 2020


We are now in an outbreak status as there is one more staff testing positive. We are in the process of testing all staff and residents. We will be testing everyone until the Washington County Health Department lifts the outbreak. The figures below are updated and are the cumulative data from the beginning of the pandemic.

We suggest you get a flu shot from your physician or pharmacy. Nearly all our staff and resident have received the flu shot. The flu season lasts until the end of April.

The Holiday season is quickly approaching for all of us. Two of the Activity staff has agreed to come in on Thanksgiving and Christmas day. (one on each day) for visitation. We appreciate them taking the time during a holiday to accommodate our families. We are not able to accommodate residents leaving to be with family or going over night. One of the top spreaders during this pandemic is family get together. The risk is too high that one may become a spreader. We realize this is a significant change from the past and appreciate your understanding.

The safety of our residents and staff is very important to us, people come first and quality of care counts. We appreciate your continued confidence in us. We all have to be careful in protecting ourselves and those we come in contact. Again please remember to use a mask, wash hands often, social distance and stay well.

The numbers below have been updated to reflect this new positive case: #Positives

       #Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Became Negative

#Still Positive

Residents

0

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

Staff

3

0

2

N/A

1


Covid 19 - Update October 28, 2020

The State of Maryland has changed the testing of residents and staff depending upon the positivity rate in the state and Washington County. If we are below 5% we only have to test staff once per month, 5% -10% we have to test once per week and greater than 10% we have to test twice per week.

The safety of our residents and staff is very important to us, people come first and quality of care counts. We appreciate your continued confidence in us.

Coffman Nursing Home will test staff during the first week in November. We have tested new staff before they begin working for us. We have tested residents who have exhibited symptoms and those results have all been negative. We will continue to test all staff per the Maryland Department of Health guidelines and protocol.

Our in house visits in the administrative care plan room have continued to occur. We realize the holidays are coming upon us quickly. Many families have inquired about whether we will have visits on those days. I am pleased to note the activities department has agreed to come in on the holidays to facilitate the family visits. Thank them for taking the time to come in on their holiday so you can visit with your family members.

Contact Jan Eccard, Activities Director to schedule a visit: 301-733-2914, ext. 114.

As predicted we are now hearing about the fall surge of Covid – 19. Thus we all have to be careful in protecting ourselves and those we come in contact. Please remember to use a mask, wash hands often, social distance and stay well.

The numbers below have been updated to reflect this new positive case: #Positives

       #Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Became Negative

#Still Positive

Residents

0

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

Staff

2

0

0

N/A

0

 


Covid 19 - Update October 9, 2020

We have good news to report again with this update. We have not tested residents since the second week of September. The staff testing has resulted in negative tests throughout this time period.  If we have no positive cases we will begin testing staff only at the beginning of the month in November.

We have transitioned from porch visits to inside visitation utilizing our care plan room in the administrative wing. This is important as outside temperatures are moving downward now. Dining room meal service for residents are in place and small group activities of five per program have increased in size in our large activity room. It is important to note we are NOT back to normal operations.

In our Covid tab on our internet site we have included information and guidelines on indoor visitation about the visitation process from our three state association; LifeSpan Network. HFAM and Leading Age Maryland.

The safety of our residents and staff is very important to us. We appreciate your continued confidence in us as we take care of your family members.

Remember the three W’s: Wear a mask, Wash hands , and Watch your distance.

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we work through this process.

The numbers below have been updated to reflect this new positive case: #Positives

       #Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Became Negative

#Still Positive

Residents

0

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

Staff

2

0

2

N/A

0

 

 



Covid 19 - Update September 25, 2020

We have good news to report: after two weeks of testing residents all results were negative. We have tested staff for three weeks and those results were all negative. We will continue to test all staff members weekly until we hear otherwise from the State of Maryland.

Thus we now are back to porch visits instead of window visits, dining room meal service for residents and small group activities of five per program. The residents are very pleased for the progress we have made to date.

We are awaiting further information from the State of Maryland for increasing our visitation process and programs. They are reviewing new guidelines coming from CMS. We expect more direction soon. We will let you know about the developments and our new policies as we move forward.

The safety of our residents and staff is very important to us. We appreciate your continued confidence in us as we take care of your family members.

As always please remember to continue to use a mask, wash hands often, social distance, remain vigilant and stay well. Washington County is faring well compared to many areas of the state and we trust that will continue.

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we work through this process.

The numbers below have been updated to reflect this new positive case: #Positives

#Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Became Negative

#Still Positive

Residents

0

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

Staff

2

0

2

N/A

0




Covid 19 - Update September 2, 2020

Today we received notification of our second Covid 19 positive test. This test is a non-nursing staff member and also not a resident. We have not had any residents test positive. We trust this will continue in the future. The safety of our residents and staff is very important to us. We appreciate your confidence in us as we take care of your family members.

Coffman Nursing Home was testing all resident and staff since the first week in August. Beginning the third week in August we only tested staff members as the entire resident group tested negative. We moved into Phase 1 last Thursday, August 27, 2020. We had just started back to communal dining and small activity groups. Our outside porch visits were well received by residents and family members. Jan Eccard, Director of Activities was instrumental in making these visits occur. Unfortunately we now have to move back to pre-Phase 1.

We will continue to test all staff and residents for the next two weeks and until further notice per the Maryland Department of Health guidelines and protocol.

Please remember to continue to use a mask, wash hands often, social distance, remain vigilant and stay well. The State of Maryland is faring well compared to many areas of the country. We desire that to continue to be the situation in our state and Washington County going forward.

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we work through this process.

The numbers below have been updated to reflect this new positive case: #Positives

       #Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Became Negative

#Still Positive

Residents

0

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

Staff

2

0

1

N/A

1

 


Covid 19 - Update August 14, 2020

The safety of our residents and staff is very important to us. We appreciate your confidence in us as we take care of your family member or friends.

Coffman Nursing Home is testing all resident and staff during the second week of August. The results for the first week in August have come back negative for both residents and staff. We tested all residents and staff at the beginning of the 2nd week in August (August 10th and 11th). We will continue to test all staff weekly until further notice per the Maryland Department of Health guidelines and protocol.

Our staff in each department is screened before they begin to work by both temperatures and symptoms. If either is not acceptable they are sent home.

We have progressed from window visits to personal visits on our front porch. They are going well and it has been a positive step forward. Contact Jan Eccard, Activities Director to schedule a visit: 301-733-2914, ext. 114.

Please remember to use a mask, wash hands often, social distance, remain vigilant and stay well. This is not a sprint or a marathon; there is no finish line at this time.

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we work through this process.

The numbers below have been updated to reflect this new positive case: #Positives

       #Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Became Negative

#Still Positive

Residents

0

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

Staff

1

0

0

N/A

0

 


Covid 19 - Update August 7, 2020

Beginning the second week in July, 2020 we have mandatory testing of all staff for the Covid 19 which is mandatory by the Maryland Health Department. Previously at the end of May we tested all staff with negative results.

During the last week in July we had our first exposure of one staff member test positive at our home. The staff member was immediately sent home to quarantine according to the State of Maryland guidelines and protocol. This staff member will not be able to come back to work here until cleared by the local health department.

All staff and residents have been tested for Covid 19 beginning Monday August 3, 2020 according to state guidelines. There will be two rounds of testing before we can move beyond the outbreak status. We are optimistic this is an isolated case and there will be no more cases. We have been monitoring residents for temperatures and oxygen levels three times a day even before this case.

We continue to utilize sanitization procedures throughout our building to ensure safe conditions. These safety measures have been in place since last winter when the pandemic arrived in our state. These measures will continue in place.

We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as we work through this process. We continue to work with the Maryland Department of Health and the local Washington County Health Department to monitor and control this outbreak of Covid 19.

The State of Maryland Health Department conducted a Focused Infection Control Survey on Thursday, July 23, 2020 with no deficiencies note. They stated everything was in good order and to keep up the good work.


The numbers below have been updated to reflect this new positive case: #Positives

       #Deaths

#Returned to Work

#Became Negative

#Still Positive

Residents

0

0

N/A

N/A

N/A

Staff

1

0

0

N/A

1


Covid – 19 Update July 22, 2020 

Dear Friends and Families members:

Coffman Nursing Home continues not to have any Covid – 19 cases. We have been very fortunate to be located in a mild area of the state and country for the virus. I think that has benefited us as other counties in Maryland have been hit hard.

We are testing staff weekly per the Maryland Department of Health guidelines. All the test results have been negative. We are glad to share you this good news. We have been working with the Maryland Department of Health, Washington County Health Department and the federal oversight departments.

There are 3 phases we need to go through until we are beyond this pandemic in a significant manner. At this time we are in pre- Phase 1 due to our PPE supply. The Community has 3 stages and the nursing centers have 3 phases. This can create some challenges to understanding opening up process. Washington County is in stage 2, which is good news.

We are grateful that Coffman Nursing Home informs you of no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among residents and staff. We will continue to update the Covid 19 tab on our website as further developments are presented. Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Cordially,
Coffman Nursing Home


May 28, 2020

Dear Residents, Families and Friends:

                We are committed to keeping our residents safe from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19). Coffman Nursing Home has not had any positive cases with this virus and we are very thankful for that news. We are determined not to have any cases now and in the future. Visitors and health care personnel are the mostlikely sources of introduction of the virus that causeCovid 19 into a health care center.

                As you know we are restricting visitation except for certain compassionate care situations, such as end of life situations. These visits are screened for temperature and respiratory systems. These visitors will be required to wear masks and gowns and limit their visit to designated area in our building.

                We are monitoring our health care personnel and residents for symptoms of respiratory illness. Each health care personnel has their temperature checked when they arrive and when they leave their shift. Any health care person who has any symptoms will be immediately be sent home.

                We are also checking the resident on each shift for signs or symptoms of respiratory infection in order to quickly identify ill residents and implement additional infection prevention activities.

                Regrettably we have cancelled all group activities directly by our activity staff. We have had bi weekly bingo with residents staying at their doorway and increased one on one visits. We have used an I Pad for visits, Face time and the outside courtyard for alternate means of communication. Your ideas to increase low or high tech means to increase virtual family or surrogate visits is welcome.

                Coffman Nursing Home appreciates your understanding during this unprecedented time. We continue to monitor the Maryland Health Department directives and updated information. Stay safe and well.

Sincerely,

 

Nick Mason

Administrator