RE: COVID-19 – Update from Sunnyside

Dear Family & Friends of Sunnyside;

I am writing to update you since my November 27 letter to you.

On November 27 I informed you that a staff member who last worked at Sunnyside on November 20, has tested positive for Covid-19.  As soon as we were notified of the positive result we immediately closed the neighbourhood where the staff member worked and isolated all residents and staff that work there.  Covid-19 testing was done for all the staff and residents in the neighbourhood.

We did have one resident test come back positive, the rest of the residents and staff were all negative.  This one resident was immediately isolated with their own care giver so there is no contact with other residents or staff.  As per Health Authority practise, any care home with two or more positive Covid-19 cases is considered to be in a Covid-19 outbreak for 28 days.

We did a second test of all the residents on the neighbourhood this Monday.  All the results are negative again except the same one.

We are closely monitoring our residents from all neighbourhoods and at the present time no other residents are showing any signs or symptoms of Covid-19.  Our staff are well trained in being screened every day and stay home if they feel sick in any way.

We had an inspection by the Health Authority Infection Control Practitioner this past Monday and all outbreak control measures  have been implemented.  We will continue to work closely with public health authorities to take every precaution necessary to contain the virus, with the health and safety of our residents and staff remaining our top priority.  We remain fully staffed and have enough cleaning and personal protective supplies.

To check on how your loved one is doing, please call them if they have a telephone, or you can call our Recreation team at 306-653-1267 ext. 140 to arrange a Face Time visit or call our nurses on duty at 306-653-1267 ext. 124.

For further more information contact me at randy.kurtz@saskhealthauthority.ca or 306-653-1267 ext. 123.  I check email and voice mail several times per day, seven days per week.

Take care everyone,

Randy Kurtz

Administrator