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Embracia Moonee Valley COVID-19 day 2

July 10, 2020

Following on from our announcement yesterday we want to keep you up to date with what we know so far. We still only have one case of COVID-19 and no resident showing any signs or symptoms which is a good start. We have spoken with the Victorian Department of Health and Human services (DHHS) and we are expecting the first responder squad to visit the home this afternoon. They will check how we have prepared the home, review our processes and provide guidance on any changes that may need to be made. They are also making arrangements for testing to occur however we do not have any timelines for this yet. Usually all residents and staff will be tested and while we wait for results, we will continue to utilise the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Embracia Moonee Valley COVID-19 confirmed case

July 9, 2020

We are writing to inform you that late this afternoon that a staff member at Embracia Moonee Valley has tested positive to COVID-19 and effective immediately we are restricting visitors to Embracia Moonee Valley. This means that no visitors are allowed into the home. We will advise you of the progress once we are advised by the authorities. We encourage you to utilise alternative forms of communication during this restriction so you may remain in contact with your loved ones.

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Embracia Reservoir COVID-19 #2 progress

Tomorrow, 10th July, we will begin our second round of testing from 10.00am for all residents and staff.  This is the “day 11” testing and if all results are negative, we should be able to reduce restrictions at day 14, which we hope to be 14th July. However, this all depends on the success of tomorrow’s testing. We appreciate your patience and at this stage it remains that no visitors until we can formally invite you back into the home.

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Embracia Reservoir – Test results negative, but 8 yet to be completed

July 6, 2020

We are pleased to advise that all the test results we have received have returned a negative result. So, there are no cases of COVID-19 in these results. However, we are still waiting on the results of three residents and five staff. These results have been delayed due to the circumstances in the wider community and the demands this has placed on the laboratories. We have notified the residents’ families who have not received their results to date, but we expect to receive the results in the next day or two.

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Embracia Reservoir – confirmed lockdown as investigation continues

July 4, 2020

As announced yesterday, 3rd July, we received the unfortunate advice that a new case of COVID-19 had been detected in a staff member from Embracia Reservoir. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) are currently investigating and it has been identified that the staff member acquired the infection from contacts outside of Embracia. This case is not linked to the previous case identified at Embracia Reservoir.

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Embracia Reservoir COVID-19 confirmed case of staff member, no visitors

July 3, 2020

We are writing to inform you that today a staff member at Embracia Reservoir has tested positive to COVID-19 and effective immediately we are restricting visitors to the home. We are unable to allow visitors until we receive advice from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and they will advise the next steps. Contact tracing is being undertaken and once this is complete, we will have a better understanding of how we need to manage this incident. We wanted to keep you informed of the situation immediately and we will advise you of our progress.

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Advice for visitors and staff in relation to the new restricted postcodes

Visitors and staff from the restricted postcodes, even if they are well, are encouraged to be tested. Workers and visitors who undergo asymptomatic testing are able to continue to work while they await their test results. Those who are symptomatic and have a test must not work and must stay at home while they await the results of their test.

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Notification of an Embracia Reservoir staff member who is a close contact of a community member testing positive to COVID-19

June 30, 2020

This afternoon a staff member at Embracia Reservoir notified us that they have been advised by the Department of Health and Human Services that they are as a close contact of a person in the community who has tested positive to COVID-19. ‘Close contact’ means that a person has had face-to-face contact for more than 15 minutes with someone who has a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) – or alternatively they have shared a closed space with them for more than two hours. This staff member has since been tested and we are awaiting their results. They are in isolation for the next 14 days and will undergo further testing before returning to work.

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Embracia Reservoir has been approved to cease lockdown and move to active surveillance (Easing restrictions)

June 11, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the State and Commonwealth Health Departments have authorised Embracia Reservoir to cease lockdown from today.  We have been placed into an active surveillance state, which includes restrictions which we all need to abide by, however, you can now come in and visit your loved one under the following rules and restrictions. There will be additional screening and registration processes.

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Update on Embracia Reservoir COVID-19

June 10, 2020

We wish to inform you that we can now say we have the results of all residents and staff and they have all returned a negative result to COVID-19 for the second time since we have been in lockdown.  This is great news for our Embracia community.

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