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Embracia Moonee Valley – Fourth round testing from Sunday

July 27, 2020

Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Re: Embracia Moonee Valley – Fourth round testing from Sunday

On Sunday we tested 275 people and we have received 263 negative results. This is including both residents and staff. We are waiting for the last 12 test results, which is a combination of 6 residents and 6 staff, and we expect them within the next 24 hours, hopefully.

Under the new directives from DHHS, residents and staff who are active cases were not tested. We have challenged this directive and await a formal response. These residents will continue to be monitored and their symptoms managed. The DHHS have advised that they will wait for 14 days post initial results and then review each individual person. We presently have 3 residents that are now post 14 days and we are awaiting direction still from DHHS.

However, the resident in hospital with COVID, was tested by the hospital on Sunday and we are pleased to report they have returned a negative result so now they are COVID free. They are still being managed in hospital as they continue to recover. We have also had notification that the first two staff who tested positive, have now both received DHHS clearance to return to work.


  • Tested: 275 people last Sunday 26th July
  • Results: 263 completed.


  • 6 active cases. These six residents at the home are stable.
  • 1 person in hospital – recovered and is COVID free.


  • 5 active cases who are all stable or asymptomatic
  • 2 recovered and is COVID free


  • 3 active cases. We are unable to obtain an update on the associated cases due to reallocation and double counting.

Please keep following our Facebook page, Instagram, and our website to keep up to date as we will continue to share photos of what is happening inside our home.

Kind regards,

Sarah MacKenzie
Managing Director

Damien Lippiatt
General Manager

We provide exceptional aged care in an intimate community that feels like home.