How The Wesley Communities Are Dealing With Coronavirus

How The Wesley Communities are responding to COVID-19

At The Wesley Communities, the health of our residents, staff, and families is our top priority. As a result, we are taking necessary steps to try and mitigate viral infections, including COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). As an organization, we are diligently following the guidance and requirements of the City of Columbus and Ohio Health Departments as well as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

We plan to do updates regularly, both directly to our residents and families, and on our website here. If you would like to let us know the best way to reach out, we will do our best to accommodate that. We are utilizing text message notifications and email, so please contact Allie DeBor at adebor@thewesleyway.org if you have a preference on how to be contacted. In addition, we are also utilizing phone lines that can be called into for daily update recordings. Please see the numbers below.

  • The Wesley Woods COVID-19 Update line – 888-212-9746
  • The Wesley Glen COVID-19 Update line – 614-396-4816

As our residents and families know, we have been making every effort to tell you what we know, when we know it. In addition to reporting positive COVID-19 cases on our campuses, the State of Ohio has asked us to also report “presumptive positive” cases as well, which means, people who are showing some signs/symptoms of COVID-19 but either tested negative originally or who have not yet been tested.  We continue to monitor all residents in our communities for symptoms. Now, you will see the addition of “presumptive positives” in our emails when they are sent out, and daily on our COVID-19 webpage updates here.

Information known about COVID-19 is evolving and changing almost daily. This virus appeared suddenly, and our clinical team (and clinical teams around the world) have been doing their utmost to care for a variety of previously unknown symptoms under ever-changing guidelines. We are working hard every day to get us to a “new normal,” where we can both reduce the risk of infection and eliminate the isolation factor.

Our deepest sympathies and condolences are extended to those families whose loved ones have passed away. Everyone has been through so much, but none more than those families. We all grieve with you.

 

Wesley Glen Outdoor Visitation Update on 8/7/2020 at 3:00 PM

Per the State of Ohio and Ohio Department of Health’s guidance, we have completed our initial testing of all nursing home staff by the Ohio National Guard and are pleased to announce that all tests results came back negative and so we can now allow outside visitation for the Health Center.

So effective Tuesday 8-11-2020, all residents (with the exception of those residents who are quarantined) are able to have pre-scheduled outdoor visits with families and friends.  However, there are some new guidelines:

  • For staffing and scheduling purposes visitors must have an appointment prior to arrival. In order to ensure adequate space, we ask that you give a minimum of 24-hour notice of the requested visit time.  While we try to accommodate everyone, we cannot guarantee a visit will be allowed if proper notice is not given as we may not have space available to accommodate you at that time.  Please schedule through Africa Thomas, at 614-888-7492 or via email at athomas@thewesleyway.org.
  • Please limit visitors to no more than three (3) per visit and visits will be no longer than 45 minutes. Visitors must be older than 2 years old and have their own masks to wear during the visit.
  • All visitors must be screened prior to the visit at the main entrance where you will be asked for your ID, fill out a questionnaire and have your temp taken. Visitation will only be granted to those that pass the screening.
  • No food or drink is allowed, and the station will be thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival.
  • We ask you to be mindful of social distancing, keeping six (6) feet apart from others and that you keep the barrier between each other. Please remain physically separated throughout your entire visit and please remember the visits are no-touch visits.
  • Please arrive no more than fifteen (15) minutes prior to your scheduled time slot.
  • Please bring a mask with you. MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
  • Please use the supplied hand sanitizer located at the station.
  • All visitors will be asked to sign out at the end of their visit.
  • We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs but please do not visit unless you have confirmation of your appointment.

Thank you for your cooperation and your patience!

Wesley Ridge Outdoor Visitation Update on 8/6/2020 at 3:00 PM

Per the State of Ohio and Ohio Department of Health’s guidance, we have completed our initial testing of all nursing home staff by the Ohio National Guard and are pleased to announce that all test results came back negative and so we can now allow outside visitation for the Robert A. Barnes Center.

So effective immediately, residents of the Robert A. Barnes Center (with the exception of new admits or re-admits that are under the 14-day quarantine per guidelines) can have pre-scheduled outdoor visits with families and friends.  However, like with assisted living visits there are some guidelines:

  • For staffing and scheduling purposes visitors must have an appointment prior to arrival. In order to ensure adequate space, we ask that you give a minimum of 24-hour notice of the requested visit time.  While we try to accommodate everyone, we cannot guarantee a visit will be allowed if proper notice is not given as we may not have space available to accommodate you at that time.
  • Please limit visitors to no more than three (3) per visit and visits will be no longer than 45 minutes. Visitors must be older than 2 years old and have their own masks to wear during the visit.
  • All visitors must be screened prior to the visit at the main entrance of Parkside where you will be asked for your ID, fill out a questionnaire and have your temp taken. Visitation will only be granted to those that pass the screening.
  • No food or drink is allowed, and the station will be thoroughly disinfected prior to your arrival.
  • We ask you to be mindful of social distancing, keeping six (6) feet apart from others and that you keep the barrier between you (visitors) and the resident. Please remain physically separated throughout your entire visit and please remember the visits are no-touch visits.
  • Please arrive no more than fifteen (15) minutes prior to your scheduled time slot.
  • Please bring a mask with you. MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES.
  • Please use the supplied hand sanitizer located at the station.
  • We will do our best to accommodate everyone’s needs but please do not visit unless you have confirmation of your appointment. Thank you for your cooperation and your patience!

Visitation Update on 6/1/2020 at 3:00 PM

As we shared this past Friday, the State of Ohio has announced that our visitor ban will be revised to allow visitors outside of our buildings beginning Monday, June 8, 2020. This is for Independent Living and Assisted Living residents without current COVID-19 positive diagnosis or symptoms, and those who are not under isolation or in self-quarantine.

We will have outdoor “visitation stations” that will be used for these visits. All visits will need to be scheduled in advance. For scheduling details on each campus, please see below:

  • Wesley Glen Retirement Community
    • For scheduling, please contact Africa Thomas at athomas@thewesleyway.org.
    • Visits will be scheduled from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday – Friday, and 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Wesley Ridge Retirement Community
    • For scheduling, please contact Roxane Ricks at rricks@thewesleyway.org or (614) 783-0470. Please only call if you do not have an email address.
    • Visits will be scheduled from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Sunday.
  • Wesley Woods at New Albany
    • For Independent Living scheduling, please contact Emily Smith-Conlon at 614-924-0032 or esmithconlon@thewesleyway.org.
    • For Assisted Living and Memory Care scheduling, please contact Rhonda St. Onge at 614-924-0033 or rstonge@thewesleyway.org.
    • Visits will be scheduled from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday. Other arrangements may be made for those who cannot make those time frames.

Please know that we will do our best to accommodate the date and time requested, however, we ask that you please be flexible if needed.

Once you’ve scheduled your date and time for visiting, further details will be provided.

Visitation Update on 5/29/2020 at 3:00 PM

The State of Ohio has announced that our visitor ban will be revised to allow visitors outside of our buildings beginning June 8, 2020. This will be for Independent Living and Assisted Living only, the nursing homes were specifically not included in this update.

We are in the process of constructing outdoor “visitation stations” for this purpose. Visits will need to be scheduled. A point person for scheduling visits on each of our campuses will be established and sent to residents, families, and friends on Monday, June 1st. For nursing home visitation, we are implementing a speaker-type system through glass to allow window and door visits to be more meaningful. This should be operational sometime very soon. We continue to be available to set up FaceTime meetings with your loved ones in all areas. For Wesley Ridge, please contact Director of Resident Services, Roxane Ricks at rricks@thewesleyway.org to set this up. For Wesley Woods at New Albany, please contact the Life Enrichment department to set this up. For Wesley Glen, please contact the Life Enrichment department to set this up.

We are also preparing and carefully evaluating what we believe are lower risk group activities and careful openings of certain activities on the campuses which we hope can begin on June 8th. Current restrictions remain in place until further notice.

Please know that everyone’s tolerance for risk is different. This virus is still very much with us, and certain precautions must be observed for the foreseeable future. The very safest course of action would be continued isolation, but we understand that isolation carries its own set of risks. Please be mindful of your own health, and the health of those in our communities. Masks will continue to be required for all employees and residents on campus. Sanitizing procedures will continue. We are reminding residents to please wash their hands and observe social distancing when with others.

The Governor’s stay order has not been lifted, but we anticipate additional guidance on that soon, and we are hopeful that the 14-day quarantine rule will be modified to allow exceptions, perhaps on a case by case basis. We will keep you advised as we move forward as expeditiously and safely as possible.

We continue to be grateful for all of our residents, families, and friends. We appreciate your kind words to all of our staff more than we can say.

 

Wesley Ridge Update on 7/28/2020 at 3:30 PM

As of today, we unfortunately have one employee who has tested positive for COVID-19. This employee’s test was not part of the National Guard testing of our nursing facility employees conducted on July 17th. We are still waiting on those test results and once received, we will update accordingly.

This employee followed all required protocol with mask wearing, hand washing and physical distancing. Any employee or resident who has had significant contact with this employee has been contacted. This employee has been off campus since July 18th and will not be returning to work until cleared by the health department to do so.

Should we learn of any additional positive cases, including those from the National Guard testing, all necessary parties will be notified.

Wesley Ridge Update on 7/13/2020 at 4:00 PM

We have one employee at Wesley Ridge who has tested positive for COVID-19. This employee has not been on our campus since July 2nd and just tested positive. They will not be returning to our campus until cleared by the health department to return to work.

This employee followed all required protocol with hand washing, wearing a mask, and physical distancing, and did not have any resident contact.

As we have stated, we will continue to update you on any and all new information as we discover it. Thank you.

 

Wesley Ridge Update on 7/8/2020 at 1:30 PM

As of today, we unfortunately have one employee at Wesley Ridge who has tested positive for COVID-19. This employee followed all necessary protocol with wearing a mask while on shift, hand washing, and physical distancing. Anyone who has had contact with this employee has been notified. This employee is off campus and will remain off campus until cleared by the health department to return to work.

As always, thank you for your support and understanding during this time. We will continue to update you on new information as we learn of it.

 

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/26/2020 at 2:30 PM

After 32 days with no new cases on our campus to report, we do have one employee at Wesley Ridge who has tested positive for COVID-19. This employee is off campus and will remain off campus until released by the health department to return to work. The families of those residents who had direct contact with this employee have been notified. While we were hoping for no more new cases (ever), I suspect that given the nature of this virus, it was inevitable. We continue to do all we can to reduce the risk of infection, including mask wearing, physical distancing, and thorough disinfecting. And, we will report to you what we know, when we know it.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/24/2020 at 4:30 PM

After 28 days with nothing new to report, we do have one employee at Wesley Glen who has tested positive for COVID-19. This employee did not have direct resident contact and is off campus and will remain off campus until released by the health department to return to work.
While we were hoping for no more new cases (ever), I suspect that given the nature of this virus, it was inevitable. We continue to do all we can to reduce the risk of infection, including mask wearing, physical distancing, and thorough disinfecting. And, we will report to you what we know, when we know it.
The Wesley Communities Update on 6/19/2020 at 2:00 PM
As of today and until further notice, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases, and no additional presumptive positive cases on any of our campuses.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/18/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/18/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/18/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/17/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/17/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/17/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/16/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/16/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/16/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/15/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/15/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/15/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/14/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/14/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/14/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/13/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/13/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/13/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/12/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/12/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/12/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/11/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/11/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/11/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/10/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/10/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/10/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/9/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/9/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/9/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/8/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/8/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/8/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/7/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/7/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/7/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/6/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/6/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/6/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/5/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/5/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/5/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/4/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/4/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/4/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/3/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/3/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/3/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/2/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/2/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/2/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 6/1/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 6/1/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 6/1/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/31/2020 at 11:00 AM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/31/2020 at 11:00 AM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/31/2020 at 11:00 AM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/30/2020 at 11:45 AM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/30/2020 at 11:45 AM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/30/2020 at 11:45 AM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/29/2020 at 12:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/29/2020 at 12:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/29/2020 at 12:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/28/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/28/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/28/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/27/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/27/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/27/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We also have no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/26/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we are happy to announce that we have five more of our previously positive residents who have recovered, and who are out of isolation, bringing our total recovered residents to 27.

Unfortunately, we have one additional employee in our healthcare area who has tested positive for COVID-19. This employee is no longer on our campus and will not return until given clearance to do so. We have no additional positive resident cases, and no additional presumptive positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/26/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/26/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/25/2020 at 11:00 AM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/25/2020 at 11:00 AM

Today, we continue to have no positive COVID-19 resident cases and no presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/25/2020 at 11:00 AM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional presumptive positive cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/24/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have one additional employee in our healthcare area who has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing our total positive cases to two employees and zero residents. This employee is no longer on our campus and will not return until given clearance to do so.

This employee did not have any direct resident contact, but we will continue to monitor all residents per our established protocol. Any staff member who has had direct contact with this employee has been notified.

In an effort to provide you with the most accurate information, we will continue to notify you of any additional positive resident or staff cases, as well as any “presumptive positive” resident cases, which means, those who are showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19 but either tested negative originally or who have not yet been tested. Today, we have no presumptive positive cases.
Should you have any questions, or if you would like more information, please contact Allie DeBor at adebor@thewesleyway.org.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/24/2020 at 11:00 AM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, no additional presumptive positive resident cases, and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/24/2020 at 11:00 AM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, no additional presumptive positive resident cases, and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/23/2020 at 12:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, no additional presumptive positive resident cases, and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/23/2020 at 12:00 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive or presumptive positive COVID-19 resident cases, and we have no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/23/2020 at 12:00 PM

Today, we have one additional positive COVID-19 employee case. This employee is no longer on our campus and will not return until given clearance to do so. We have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional “presumptive positive” cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/22/2020 at 3:00 PM

Today, the good news continues to improve at Wesley Glen – we now have a total of 22 residents who have graduated from COVID-19 care and who have come out of isolation. We have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, no additional presumptive positive resident cases, and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/22/2020 at 3:00 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive or presumptive positive COVID-19 resident cases, and we have no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/22/2020 at 3:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases. We have one “presumptive positive” resident case, and we are treating this case as positive with isolation protocols in place.

In an effort to limit any confusion with the reporting of numbers, we believe it would be most accurate to begin announcing only any new tested positives and presumptive positives if and when they happen.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/21/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive or presumptive positive resident cases, and no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/21/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we continue to have no positive or presumptive positive resident cases, and we have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/21/2020 at 1:30 PM

Today, we have no additional positive resident cases, and no presumptively positive resident cases. We also have no additional positive employee cases.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/20/2020 at 3:00 PM

For the first time in a very long time, we have some good news to share – as of today, we have 20 residents who have graduated from COVID-19 care and have returned to their homes from our isolation units. We are glad to be celebrating with them!

We are finding, as residents transition and recover from COVID-19 care (some have moved from presumptive positive to tested positive), the numbers get a little confusing. We therefore believe it would be most accurate to begin announcing only any new tested positives and presumptive positives if and when they happen. Today, we have no additional positives or presumptive positives.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/20/2020 at 3:00 PM
Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”
Wesley Woods Update on 5/20/2020 at 3:00 PM
Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 19, and our total positive employee cases stand at 18. We have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Glen Update on 5/19/2020 at 3:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, keeping our total at 49 positive tested residents. We have two additional “presumptive positive” resident cases, bringing our total to 10 “presumptively positive” residents. We are carefully monitoring these residents and are treating them as positives with isolation protocol being followed.

We have almost completed testing all of our employees, and for today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases, keeping our total at 51 positive employees. Of these 51 positive employees, 40 have completed necessary self-quarantine and are approved to return to work.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/19/2020 at 3:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Woods Update on 5/19/2020 at 3:00 PM

As of today, we have two additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, bringing our total to 19 positive tested residents. One of these cases was originally “presumptively positive” who now tested positive. We have no “presumptively positive” resident cases.

We are continuing to test employees, and today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases, keeping our total at 18 positive employees. Of these 18 positive employees, 15 have completed necessary self-quarantine and have been approved to return to work.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/18/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive tested resident cases remain at 49. Our “presumptive positive” resident cases remain at eight. Again, we are treating these “presumptively positive” residents as if they are positive with isolation protocols in place. Our total positive tested employee cases remain at 51.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/18/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Woods Update on 5/18/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 17, and our total positive employee cases stand at 18. We continue to have one resident who is “presumptively positive” and we are treating this case as positive with isolation protocols in place.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/17/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive tested resident cases remain at 49. Our “presumptive positive” resident cases remain at eight. Again, we are treating these “presumptively positive” residents as if they are positive with isolation protocols in place. Our total positive tested employee cases remain at 51.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/17/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Woods Update on 5/17/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 17, and our total positive employee cases stand at 18. We continue to have one resident who is “presumptively positive” and we are treating this case as positive with isolation protocols in place.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/16/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive tested resident cases remain at 49. Our “presumptive positive” resident cases remain at eight. Again, we are treating these “presumptively positive” residents as if they are positive with isolation protocols in place. Our total positive tested employee cases remain at 51.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/16/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Woods Update on 5/16/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 17, and our total positive employee cases stand at 18. We continue to have one resident who is “presumptively positive” and we are treating this case as positive with isolation protocols in place.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/15/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive tested resident cases remain at 49. Our “presumptive positive” resident cases remain at eight. Again, we are treating these “presumptively positive” residents as if they are positive with isolation protocols in place. Our total positive tested employee cases remain at 51.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/15/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Woods Update on 5/15/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 17, and our total positive employee cases stand at 18. We continue to have one resident who is “presumptively positive” and we are treating this case as positive with isolation protocols in place.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/14/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, keeping our total at 49 positive tested residents. We have four additional “presumptive positive” resident cases, bringing our total to eight “presumptively positive” residents. We continue to carefully monitor these residents and are treating them as if they are positive with isolation protocols in place.

We have no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases, keeping our total at 51 positive tested employees.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/14/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Woods Update on 5/14/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates. Our total positive resident cases stand at 17, and our total positive employee cases stand at 18. We continue to have one resident who is “presumptively positive” and we are treating this case as positive with isolation protocols in place.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/13/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, one of our “presumptive positive” cases has tested positive, bringing our total positive tested COVID-19 resident cases to 49. Our total “presumptive positive” cases are now four, and we continue to treat these residents as if they are positive with necessary isolation protocol in place. We have one additional positive COVID-19 employee case, bringing our total to 51 positive tested employees. Employees who have tested positive are not on campus and are not returning until given clearance to do so.

We are happy to say that of all our employees who have tested positive, 31 of them have completed necessary self-quarantine and have now been cleared to return to work.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/13/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Woods Update on 5/13/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have one additional positive COVID-19 resident case, bringing our total to 17 positive tested residents and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases, keeping our total at 18 positive tested employees. We are carefully monitoring all residents for signs and symptoms and our isolation processes remain in place.

We also have one resident who is “presumptively positive.” We are treating this “presumptive positive” case as positive and are following our isolation protocol with this “presumptive positive” as well.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/12/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates. Our total positive tested resident cases stand at 48, and our total positive tested employee cases stand at 50. Our “presumptively positive” resident cases stand at five.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/12/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Woods Update on 5/12/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates. Our total positive resident cases stand at 16, and our total positive employee cases stand at 18. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Glen Update on 5/11/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have one additional positive COVID-19 resident case, bringing our total to 48 positive tested residents. We continue to follow our isolation protocol for all residents who have tested positive.

We are still moving through testing all of our employees, and for today, we have one additional positive COVID-19 employee case, bringing our total to 50 positive employees. As we have mentioned in many of our updates, as employees test positive they are not returning to work until given permission to do so.

Our “presumptively positive” resident cases remain at five residents in our healthcare areas. We are carefully monitoring these residents for additional signs and symptoms and are treating them as if they are positive.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/11/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Woods Update on 5/11/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates. Our total positive resident cases stand at 16, and our total positive employee cases stand at 18. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Glen Update on 5/10/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have two additional positive COVID-19 resident cases in our healthcare areas, bringing our total positive healthcare area resident cases to 47 residents. We have no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases, keeping our total at 49 positive employees.

Our “presumptively positive” resident cases stand at five residents in our healthcare areas. To reiterate, these residents are being treated as if they are positive and we are following necessary isolation protocol with them as well.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/10/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Woods Update on 5/10/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates. Our total positive resident cases stand at 16, and our total positive employee cases stand at 18. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Glen Update on 5/9/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, keeping our total at 45 positive residents. Employee test results continue to come in, and today, we have one additional positive COVID-19 employee case, bringing our total to 49 positive employees. We have no additional residents who are “presumptively positive,” keeping our total at five residents. Again, these “presumptively positive” residents are in our healthcare areas and are being treated as “positive” with our isolation protocol being followed.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/9/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Woods Update on 5/9/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates. Our total positive resident cases stand at 16, and our total positive employee cases stand at 18. We continue to have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/8/2020 at 3:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, keeping our total at 0 positive residents and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases, keeping our total at 1 positive employee. Should we learn of any additional positive cases, for either residents or staff, we will update you promptly.

As mentioned above, the State of Ohio has now asked us to also report “presumptive positive” cases, which means, people who are showing some signs/symptoms of COVID-19 but either tested negative originally or who have not yet been tested. As of today, we have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Glen Update on 5/8/2020 at 3:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, keeping our total at 45 positive residents. As we’ve mentioned, our employees continue to be tested, and today, we have two additional positive COVID-19 employee cases, bringing our total to 48 positive employees.

Like we stated above, the State of Ohio has now asked us to also report “presumptive positive” cases as well, which means, people who are showing some signs/symptoms of COVID-19 but either tested negative originally or who have not yet been tested. As of today, we have five residents who are “presumptively positive.” These presumptively positive residents are in our healthcare areas. Presumptive positives are being treated as “positives,” and we are following our isolation protocol with our presumptively positive residents as well.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/8/2020 at 3:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, keeping our total at 16 positive residents and no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases, keeping our total at 18 positive employees. As we continue to receive test results, we will update you on any additional positive cases as we confirm them.

As we mentioned above, the State of Ohio has now asked us to also report “presumptive positive” cases as well, which means, people who are showing some signs/symptoms of COVID-19 but either tested negative originally or who have not yet been tested. As of today, we have no residents who are “presumptively positive.”

Wesley Glen Update on 5/7/2020 at 3:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, keeping our total at 45. Of these cases, sadly, there have now been ten residents in our healthcare areas that have passed away. We want to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to these families. These residents were members of the Wesley Glen family, and it was our honor to care for them.

We continue to test all of our employees in groups, and today, we have three additional positive COVID-19 employee cases, bringing our total to 46. As employees test positive, they are not returning to campus until given clearance to do so.

We will update you on any additional positive COVID-19 cases as we learn of them.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/7/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/7/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, keeping our total at 16. Employees continue to be tested, and today, we have two additional positive COVID-19 employee cases, bringing our total to 18. As employees test positive, they are no longer on our campus and will not return until given clearance to do so.
We are receiving results regularly from the widespread testing we did for residents and employees, and as these results come in, we will continue updating you as regularly as necessary.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/6/2020 at 2:00 PM

On Friday, May 1st, we were able to partner with the Post-Acute Regional Rapid Testing (PARRT) program and The Ohio State University to obtain targeted testing for our residents and employees. We took this step because we firmly believe that it was in the best interest of our residents and our staff. Knowledge is power – the widespread testing armed us with information so we can move forward as safely as possible.

With the widespread testing we did last week and with limited testing by the Department of Health, we currently have a total of 16 residents who are positive for COVID-19. Sadly, one of these residents has passed away. Our sincere and deepest sympathy is with this family. Thus far, 16 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 as well. Many of those who tested positive were asymptomatic, and many have tested negative.

It might have been easier to not do the PARRT testing, but this doesn’t change the number of positive cases we had, it just brings them to light and now we know. Because of this, we have been better off in addressing the situation and putting the necessary processes into place to quickly try and mitigate any further spread.

Upon learning of the positive cases, we further altered our care plans and put additional isolation measures into place to reduce potential cross-contamination. Staff are being consistently reminded of proper hygiene techniques, N95 masks and other personal protective equipment is a requirement for the staff caring for the COVID-19 positive residents, and through additional resources, we have been able to increase our supply of personal protective equipment.

Again, we are very thankful for our staff who are working hard to protect those in our community when they need it most.

We knew that testing was “risky” and that we would potentially be held out to unfair scrutiny and criticism in the press. But we knew we needed to do what’s best for the health and safety of our residents, and we moved forward. We are confident that this will allow us to save lives amongst the most vulnerable. We did this because we truly love our residents and employees.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/6/2020 at 11:00 AM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 45, and our total positive employee cases stand at 43. As employees continue to be tested, we will update you on any additional positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/6/2020 at 11:00 AM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/5/2020 at 3:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 16, and our total positive employee cases stand at 15. As test results continue to come in, we will update you on any additional positive cases as we learn of them.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/5/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 45, and our total positive employee cases stand at 43. As employees continue to be tested, we will update you on any additional positive cases.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/5/2020 at 2:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 0, and our total positive employee cases stand at 1.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/4/2020 at 3:00 PM

We continue to receive results from the targeted testing of our residents and of our employees that was completed on Friday, May 1st. We tested all residents that we believed were at significant risk for exposure. As of today, we have a total of 16 residents and a total of 15 employees who have tested positive for COVID-19 thus far. As more test results come in over the next 2-7 days, we will notify you of any additional positive resident or employee cases.

Staff is working diligently with our COVID-19 positive residents who are being isolated, with necessary protocols to reduce potential cross-contamination. As we’ve mentioned, as employees test positive, they are no longer on our campus and will not be returning until given clearance.

Some employees were not able to be tested this past Friday, so additional testing is being done this week. Once we have those results, we will update you.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/4/2020 at 3:00 PM

We have received all pending resident test results as part of the PARRT testing and for today, we have one additional positive COVID-19 resident case to report, bringing our total positive healthcare area resident cases to 45.

Employees continue to be tested and we are doing our utmost to assist them to testing sites. As of today, we have a total of 43 positive COVID-19 employee cases to report. We are following all CDC and Department of Health guidelines in regard to employees who have tested positive being off campus during this time. They will not return to our community until given approval to do so.

Our isolation units are proving to be successful and our staff is working hard to continue this success over the next coming weeks. Those providing direct resident care are wearing N95 masks, personal protective gear has been increased and staff are following necessary procedures.

Now that all test results for our healthcare area residents have been reported, we will continue with regular updates on the status of employee tests as more results come in. Please keep in mind that these results are coming to us in very small batches, sometimes only one at a time, and so, updates may not be every day in terms of additional positive cases. If there is no update, this will be reflected on our website as well as on our Wesley Glen COVID-19 Update line. We are doing our best to communicate with you regularly and we appreciate your understanding and support as we move forward.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/4/2020 at 3:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive employee cases stand at 1, and our total positive resident cases stand at 0.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/3/2020 at 12:00 PM

As many of you know, we were able to partner with PARRT and The Ohio State University to do widespread testing for our healthcare areas and widespread testing for our employees this past Friday, May 1st. We have started to receive results from these tests, and as of 12:00 pm today, we have a total of 7 positive COVID-19 employee cases, and a total of 7 positive COVID-19 resident cases in the healthcare areas. We will update you on any additional positive cases as more results come in. The lab at Ohio State is doing these tests in “batches,” and as a result, the information we get will likely come in over the next 2-7 days.

We continue to isolate residents who have tested positive. We have established a COVID-19 isolation unit in our nursing home, and residents in assisted living and memory care who test positive will be isolated in their rooms, using appropriate protocols to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Employees who have tested positive are no longer on campus and will not return until given approval to do so.

Because we were able to widespread test our healthcare residents and employees, this will lead to an increased number of positive cases and again, the required reporting to the ODH website. We stand firm that this was the right decision – it will allow us to identify who is positive versus who is negative, and we will be better able to put the necessary measures in place to try and mitigate any further spread. The testing does not create cases (although the numbers will go higher), it merely allows us to identify positive and negative residents and staff and act accordingly. It’s not good press. But it is good healthcare. Facilities who do not do widespread testing simply will not have this information.

As this letter is being prepared on Sunday afternoon, we are working with PARRT to come and do an additional testing of all employees who could not be tested on Friday. We will update the total test number and the total positive number as we move forward.

We are fortunate for our staff who are working around the clock. They are pushing forward with bravery, despite being scared and concerned for their personal safety. Employees are receiving “Hero Pay,” but truly, this doesn’t really compensate them and their hard work adequately.

We know this is a very difficult time for everyone, and we are thankful for your understanding and support as we do everything we can to protect our community.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/3/2020 at 12:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 44, and our total positive employee cases stand at 36.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/3/2020 at 12:00 PM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive employee cases stand at 1, and our total positive resident cases stand at 0.

Wesley Ridge Update on 5/2/2020 at 8:00 AM

We have received confirmation that a staff member at the Wesley Ridge community has been diagnosed with COVID-19. That staff member is no longer in the building. Residents who have had direct contact with this employee are being carefully evaluated and monitored for signs and symptoms. We have asked these residents to isolate in their room and to refrain from interaction with others.

Resident safety is our top priority. We are doing everything we can to protect our residents and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within Wesley Ridge. We are staying in very close communication with state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/2/2020 at 8:00 AM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 44, and our total positive employee cases stand at 36.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/2/2020 at 8:00 AM

Today, we have no new updates to share. Our total positive resident cases stand at 3, and our total positive employee cases stand at 7. As mentioned yesterday, we have tested all healthcare areas’ residents and staff and results should be back to us within the next coming days.

Wesley Woods Update on 5/1/2020 at 3:00 PM

For today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 employee cases, keeping our total at 7 and no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases, keeping our total at 3. We have just completed testing all of the healthcare areas’ residents and staff and results should be back to us by Monday.

Wesley Glen Update on 5/1/2020 at 1:00 PM

Today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases to report, keeping our total at 44. There are still a few test results pending at the lab, and once we receive those results, we will notify you of any additional positive cases.

As we mentioned previously, we are testing all of our employees in staggered groups, and today, we have a total of 36 positive COVID-19 employee cases. We are glad to report that of all employees who have been tested thus far, our negative results outweigh our positives.

We want to continue keeping you connected with your loved ones during this time. Our Life Enrichment team is offering the option to submit pre-recorded video messages, photos and emails of positivity to be shared with our residents. Please know that all items will be uploaded to our in-house TV station which is seen by our entire community. If you would like to submit items, please contact our Life Enrichment Supervisor, Carol Wallenfelsz at cwallenfelsz@thewesleyway.org.

Wesley Glen Update on 4/30/2020 at 3:00 PM

For today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 resident cases to report, keeping our total at 44. As a reminder, we have a few tests still pending at the lab as part of the PARRT testing, and we will update you on any additional positive resident cases once we receive these results.

All of our employees continue to be tested in groups, and for today, we have a total of 31 positive COVID-19 employee cases. Again, many of these cases were asymptomatic and many of our employees are testing negative.

Wesley Woods Update on 4/30/2020 at 3:00 PM

For today, we have one additional employee who has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing our total positive employee cases to 7. We also have two additional residents who have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing our total positive resident cases to 3.

Upon receiving the news of the two new positive cases in our healthcare areas, our medical director has written an order for widespread testing in the healthcare areas and for widespread employee testing. We are working with the Post-Acute Regional Rapid Testing (PARRT) program. Under this program, widespread testing cannot occur until there are 3 positive resident cases. Currently, we are working with The Ohio State University labs to get this testing completed on site. We do not have an exact time set but it will be within the next 24-72 hours. Widespread employee testing will be done on site at the same time. Because we have no cases in Independent Living, we are not authorized to do widespread testing in this area.

We are isolating the current positive residents and have a plan in place for an isolation unit should positive cases increase.

Widespread testing of residents and employees will lead to an increased number of positive cases and the required reporting to the ODH website and resulting media circus. That being said, we believe that widespread testing is the right thing to do. This will allow us to better distinguish positives from presumed negatives and further preserve our personal protective equipment.

Social distancing works. Wash your hands. Use hand-sanitizer. Wear a mask.

Wesley Glen Update on 4/29/2020 at 12:00 PM

After several weeks of having limited testing availability from the Ohio Department of Health, last Thursday, April 23rd, we had the opportunity to partner with the new Post-Acute Regional Rapid Testing (PARRT) program and The Ohio State University to obtain widespread testing for our healthcare areas. As of today, Wednesday, April 29th, 109 of our residents in the healthcare areas have been tested.

Of these 109 tests, we have 39 residents positive for COVID-19. The hospital and the Ohio Department of Health did limited testing, and of those tests, an additional five residents were positive, for a total of 44 positive COVID-19 resident cases at Wesley Glen. A few tests are still pending as part of the PARRT testing.

Sadly, six of these residents have passed away. Our sincere and deepest sympathy is with each of these families.

We are sending all 256 employees on the campus for testing on a staggered basis – thus far, 29 have tested positive. Most were asymptomatic and many have tested negative.

Approximately 72% of our residents who tested positive were asymptomatic. To not have done the testing probably would have been easier, but nothing has changed the number of positive cases we had, except that now we are aware of them. And because we know, we have been better able to react to the situation, put additional procedures in place, and mitigate any further spread.

Based upon our knowledge of the positive tests, we immediately changed our care plans and put isolation units in place with designated staff who are using separate entrances into the community to reduce cross-contamination. They are receiving meals and breaks in these designated areas. Staff are being consistently reminded of proper hygiene techniques, N95 masks are a requirement for our staff caring for our COVID-19 positive residents, and through additional resources, we have been able to increase our supply of personal protective equipment.  We are carefully monitoring signs and symptoms of all residents on the campus.

We are grateful for our staff who are working around the clock. They are moving forward bravely despite their fears and personal safety. They are receiving “Hero Pay,” but no amount of money can really compensate them adequately.

We knew that testing was “risky” — would we be held out to unfair scrutiny as a result? We answered that question with: “We need to do what’s best for the health and safety of our residents,” and we moved forward. We think we will save lives amongst our most vulnerable population as a result. We did it, in short, because we love our residents and we love our staff.

Wesley Woods Update on 4/29/2020 at 3:00 PM

As of today, we have identified one additional employee at Wesley Woods who has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing our total to 6 employees. Unfortunately, we also have one resident who has tested positive as well, bringing our total to 1 resident. All positive cases are in our healthcare area. Employees who have tested positive are no longer on our campus and will not return until given clearance to do so.

Residents in all areas where positive staff COVID-19 cases have been discovered are being carefully monitored and staff continues to implement appropriate processes and procedures to try and mitigate spread of this virus.

Wesley Glen / Wesley Woods Update on 4/28/2020 at 3:00 PM

Wesley Glen:

As of today, we have two additional COVID-19 positive resident cases, bringing our total to 44. These residents and their families have been contacted. Of the 103 tests that were completed on Friday, April 24th, there are still a few pending at the lab and we will share any additional positive cases with you as we learn of them.

Employee tests continue off-site, and today, we have three additional positive cases, bringing our total to 24. Employees with positive results will remain off campus for the recommended time periods.

Our designated staff is working hard within our isolation units, and processes and procedures remain in place to try and stop any further COVID-19 spread.

Thank you to our residents, families and dedicated staff for your continued understanding and support as we move forward through this difficult time.

Wesley Woods:

As of today, we have no additional positive COVID-19 cases. Our total positive cases remain at five employees and zero residents.

Wesley Glen / Wesley Woods Update on 4/27/2020 at 2:00 PM

Wesley Glen:

For today, we have no additional COVID-19 positive resident cases, keeping our total at 42. That being said, out of the 103 tests completed Friday, April 24th, there are some that are still pending. Once we have these results, we will share any additional positive cases with you.

Employees are continuing to be tested and for today, our total positive employee cases are 21. Again, many of these positive cases are from staff who have been asymptomatic.

Our staff is working diligently, isolation units remain in place, and we are doing everything we can to mitigate any further spread of this virus.

Wesley Woods:

As of today, we have identified one additional employee at Wesley Woods who has tested positive for COVID-19 bringing our total to five (5) employees and zero (0) residents. These employees are no longer on our campus.

We continue to monitor residents in all areas where our COVID-19 positive employees worked. Staff are wearing N95 masks and are following proper hygiene techniques and CDC protocol.

Wesley Glen / Wesley Woods Update on 4/26/2020 at 2:00 PM

Wesley Glen:

As we knew it would, our widespread testing has revealed that we have a significant number of COVID-19 resident cases in our healthcare areas — the health center, assisted living, and memory care. As of the writing of this letter, there are a total of 42 positive resident cases and all residents and families have been contacted. Isolation unit plans are in place. Staff will be designated to work those units only.

Employees continue to be tested, and as they return with positive results, they will be off campus for the recommended time periods. As of today, there are a total of 16 positive employee cases. Many of the positives are from people who have had no symptoms.

So, this is as we suspected, and we needed to know. To not do the testing might have been easier, it surely would have been. But nothing has changed about the number of cases we had, except now we know. And because we know, we will be able to better react and care for those who are sick and work diligently to isolate and get this virus under control.

The testing will save lives. Based upon our knowledge (instead of our suspicion), we immediately began to change our plans for isolation procedures and allocation of resources.

These are tough times, scary times. But we are working as hard as we possibly can to return the entire campus to the place we all want it to be, and to care for those we love with kindness and grace.

Wesley Woods:

As of today, we have identified one additional employee at Wesley Woods who has tested positive for COVID-19 bringing our total positive cases to four (4) employees and zero (0) residents. This employee is not on campus and will not return until given clearance to do so.

We are monitoring all residents where this employee worked, and staff are following necessary protocol per CDC guidelines.

Wesley Glen / Wesley Woods Update on 4/25/2020 at 3:00 PM

Wesley Woods:

We have identified two additional employees at Wesley Woods as testing positive for COVID-19 bringing our total to three (3) employees and zero (0) residents. None of these three employees have been or will be on campus for the recommended 14 days.

We think the risk of transmission with these employees is relatively low, based upon days worked and shift. One of these employees had at least some contact with every resident in the healthcare areas, although she was wearing a mask and following protocol. It was not significant contact with any one resident.

We are carefully monitoring all residents in the healthcare areas where these employees worked. As you know, we have severely limited all activities, eliminated communal dining, and cancelled social gatherings in order to do our utmost to stop the spread of this virus.

We will continue with regular updates, both directly to you through emails and text messages as well as on our website here. Moving forward, we will be eliminating mailed hard copy notifications, as it is not an efficient way to convey information. Instead, in addition to emails and texts, we will be utilizing a phone line that can be called into for a daily update recording. Please call The Wesley Woods COVID-19 Update line 888-212-9746 for this information. If we do not have your cell number for texts or your email address, please advise at adebor@thewesleyway.org and we will update our records.

Wesley Glen:

Today, we have identified two (2) additional Wesley Glen employees who have tested positive for COVID-19. These employees are no longer on campus and will not return until given clearance to do so. All residents and staff who may have had contact with these employees have been or will be contacted. This update now brings our total positive cases to nine (9) – three (3) residents in our Health Center and six (6) employees.

As we announced yesterday, we have received additional testing through a partnership with the new Post-Acute Regional Rapid Testing (PARRT) program and The Ohio State University and will update you on these test results as we receive them. Based on yesterday’s wide-spread testing, we are expecting a significant uptick in the numbers of positive cases at Wesley Glen.

We will continue with regular updates, both directly to you through emails and text messages as well as on our website here. Moving forward, we will be eliminating mailed hard copy notifications, as it is not an efficient way to convey information. Instead, in addition to emails and texts, we will be utilizing a phone line that can be called into for a daily update recording. Please call the Wesley Glen COVID-19 Update line 614-396-4816 for this information. If we do not have your cell number for texts or your email address, please advise at adebor@thewesleyway.org and we will update our records.

Wesley Glen Update on 4/24/2020 at 3:30 PM

As this week has progressed, we have seen what Dr. Acton has predicted: The more testing we do, the more cases we find. As of this notification, we have no new cases to report, but several tests are pending.

THE REASON FOR THIS REPORT: We have taken the opportunity to partner with the PARRT (Post-Acute Regional Rapid Testing) program and The Ohio State University to conduct more tests than our local health department can provide. This opportunity is for residents only, but we are vigorously pursuing getting employees tested promptly as well. We have received 103 tests and will proceed to complete them this afternoon.

Here are the issues related to testing: we will of course test our most vulnerable residents first. All residents in the Health Center, Assisted Living and Memory Care will be tested if not already done. This will lead to an increased number of cases and the required reporting to the ODH website. We will not allow “bad press” to get in the way of good care, but this a possibility we all need to be aware of.

We think that widespread testing is the right thing to do. It will not, however, guarantee safety. It will just reduce risk. Independent residents are not yet eligible for this program, as we have not had a positive case in that area. Please remember, these 103 tests will give us a short-term snapshot in time but testing of asymptomatic residents will allow us to distinguish all positives from presumed negatives, and further preserve our personal protective equipment. If you/your loved one is positive, you will be notified. Please remember, there is no treatment and no cure for this virus, so we will continue to treat the symptoms as they arise.

Please stand by as we continue to do all we can to increase safety and reduce risk to those we all love. We will keep you informed as we proceed.

Wesley Glen Update on 4/23/2020 at 1:00 PM

As of today, April 23, 2020 at 1 p.m., we have three additional positive COVID-19 cases to report: a resident in the Health Center at Wesley Glen and two Wesley Glen employees. We have sent you several updates, and it may be confusing, so to clarify, as of this report, we have 7 positives, three residents in the Health Care Center, and four employees. We know that several employees are obtaining tests through the order of their physician, and as those are reported to us, we will update you expeditiously. We are reaching out as vigorously as we know how to obtain more testing. Many of you have asked how you can help with this effort – we honestly believe that the state and local health departments are doing all they can do for us.

No residents and no employees who have tested positive have returned to the campus and will not until they are given clearance to do so. We are treating all symptomatic residents as presumptively positive with isolation protocols. All employees are masked, and we ask that residents continue to wear their masks. Any employee giving direct resident care has an N95 mask, and we are using the Battelle sanitization process to keep N95s available to us.

We all appreciate your words of encouragement and kindness. Staff are working so hard – we’d say tirelessly, but the direct care staff are beyond tired. You can’t even imagine how they are stepping up. Please send them your thanks and prayers and good wishes in every way possible.

Wesley Glen Update on 4/22/2020 at 2:00 PM

We now have a total of two (2) residents in the Wesley Glen Health Center and one additional Wesley Glen employee who have tested positive for COVID-19.  This is an increase of two since yesterday.  No employee who tests positive will be allowed back to work until released per Dept of Health protocol. Any resident or employee who has had contact with the newly positive employee has been or will be contacted today.

As Dr. Acton has said, this virus will spread. It’s not a question of “if,” it’s a question of when. We are doing all we can to minimize exposure and slow the spread, and we appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding.

Our thanks to those of you who have reached out and offered to help and for your well wishes and prayers. We are now treating every resident who has had contact with an infected person or who is exhibiting symptoms as “presumptively positive.” This means that they are under isolation per Dept of Health and CDC guidelines.

Now that we have reached the threshold of two resident cases, the Dept of Health has agreed to give us additional tests — up to five tests total. We are putting that process in place as quickly as possible. We are pursuing a different track for testing employees, as we hope to have the “up to five” tests for residents, while getting employees who have had exposure tested as well through their individual physician. We will update you on positive results on both employees and residents.

Wesley Glen Update on 4/21/2020 at 1:30 PM

We have identified one positive COVID-19 resident in the Health Center at Wesley Glen. This family has been notified. We have been given limited tests (2) from the Ohio Department of Health and are identifying those residents with symptoms who will be tested. Many of you have asked about wide-spread testing, and we have repeatedly requested that wide-spread testing be done. Several residents with symptoms have been tested at the hospital and were negative.

In the meantime, we are isolating all residents with symptoms, presuming that they are positive, and monitoring them very carefully.  At this point, our symptomatic (not tested) residents are in the Health Center, Memory Care and Assisted Living. All due care is being exercised in these areas. We are also doing our very best to help residents with issues relating to isolation, which is also a danger for residents.

We will update information on our website regularly and any further COVID-19 cases will be identified here.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. Please direct your questions to mcarmany@thewesleyway.org and we will do our best to respond or have the most appropriate person respond.

Wesley Glen / Wesley Woods Update on 4/17/2020 at 6:00 PM

Our organization recently learned that unfortunately, two of our staff members, one in our Wesley Woods community, and one in our Wesley Glen community, have tested positive for COVID-19. These employees are no longer in our buildings and those who have had direct contact with these employees are being carefully evaluated and monitored several times a day for signs and symptoms. Their physicians have been informed and they have been isolated from other residents in the facilities.

We continue to do everything we can to protect our residents and to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 within our communities. We are staying in very close communication with state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps. Please read below for more information on the measures The Wesley Communities have taken.

Created on 3/11/2020 (updated regularly)

We are aware that many of our families and friends assist our residents with items of their daily living including laundry, grocery delivery, etc. If there is a need for you to pick up or provide items to your loved one, you can still do so through our updated procedures. We ask that you please call the community’s front desk ahead of time to notify them that you will be coming to our community and of the items you will be delivering or picking up. We ask that you call the front desk when you arrive, and please remain in our parking lot until a staff member from our community comes out to meet you to give assistance. Please refrain from delivering any large items such as furniture, as they cannot be accepted into our communities at this time. Below, we have included the front desk phone number at each of our communities.

Wesley Glen Retirement Community: 614-888-7492

Wesley Ridge Retirement Community: 614-759-0023

Wesley Woods at New Albany: 614-656-4100

Our communities’ Life Enrichment teams are dedicated to keeping our families connected with their loved ones during this difficult time through options such as phone calls or Facetime, Care Cards, and mailed packages. Please call our communities’ front desks and ask to speak with the Life Enrichment departments for further information.

We understand and acknowledge that this situation comes as a disappointment to many of our residents and families and we hope that this will be short-lived. We will continue to do our best to communicate all updated information as we learn of it to keep our communities connected. Thank you to every member of The Wesley Communities for your compassion and understanding during this difficult time. Our entire organization is dedicated to our mission of providing welcoming communities of kindness and grace where residents and staff thrive, and we will continue this mission while putting our residents’ health needs first.

For all questions and concerns, please call our hotline at (614) 867-1300.

What We Are Currently Doing:

  • All community events have been cancelled.
  • Updated information is being regularly communicated to residents, families, and staff.
  • All outside performers, vendors, and community groups scheduled to be in our communities have been cancelled.
  • Residents and employees are being regularly screened for signs and symptoms.
  • Hotline is being utilized for real-time answers to questions and concerns.
  • Notices of updated regulations have been posted at the front entrances of all communities.
  • Health screening/temperature of all essential employees is completed daily upon entry into our communities from a single entrance.
  • Health screening/temperature of any resident who leaves our building is completed immediately upon their return to our communities from a single entrance.
  • Effective March 15, 2020 we have restricted all visitors on our campuses until further direction has been given. Exceptions are being made for end-of-life situations.
  • Effective March 17, 2020, we have closed our Adult Daycare Centers until further direction has been given.
    • If your circumstances require that your loved one needs a respite stay in our Memory Care, please call the front desk staff at our communities.
  • Effective March 19, 2020, we have closed our beauty shops until further direction has been given.
  • Communal dining in our communities has been eliminated until further notice.
  • Employees are being re-educated on proper handwashing and sanitization practices according to CDC guidelines.
  • Residents are being asked to only leave the buildings for necessary medical needs and appointments.
  • Residents and staff are being asked to practice social distancing in their daily interactions and activities and to not gather in communal areas.
  • All employees are required to wear a mask while in our communities.
  • All employees giving direct resident care are wearing N95 masks.
  • We are using the Battelle sanitization process to keep N95s available to us.
  • We continue to take daily resident temperatures as recommended by the CDC.
  • Any employee who has tested positive has not been allowed back to work and will not be until released per Dept of Health protocol.
  • Families of residents who test positive are being notified immediately.
  • We are treating every resident who has had contact with an infected person or who is exhibiting symptoms as “presumptively positive.” This means that they are under isolation per Dept of Health and CDC guidelines.
  • Additional updated policies and procedures are being shared by management to all residents, families and staff.

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