Dear Family and Friends of Embracia,
We are sad and frustrated to report tonight that we are placing Embracia Moonee Valley into full lockdown following one of our staff testing positive to COVID-19. Our staff member became symptomatic on Sunday whilst at work and immediately spoke with the nurse and went home. They went and got tested and have isolated at home. Tonight, they informed us that they have tested positive. They last worked on Sunday in Northerly household. All our staff work with face masks and face shields which we hope will result in reduced opportunities for any spread of infection.
We know this is hard to report and it will be hard for our residents and staff as we only just came out of lockdown just over a week ago. However, we must follow our COVID-19 management plan and lockdown the home and implement all our increased infection control procedures now that we have a known case.
We inform you tonight so you understand that we cannot have visitors until further notice. We will formally write more and continue to keep you informed once we have had the opportunity to complete our contact tracing.
Thank you again for your patience, prayers and support.
The team at Embracia Moonee Valley.
We provide exceptional aged care in an intimate community that feels like home.