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Embracia Moonee Valley – slowly receiving negative results

October 12, 2021

Dear Residents and Families,

RE: Embracia Moonee Valley – slowly receiving negative results

We apologise for the break in our group notification, but we have been keeping individual families updated of results as they have come through. We are sorry for any frustration, we feel it too, as these are the longest testing times, we have experienced since the beginning of the pandemic. Last night we received the last of the testing results from the 7th October and we are pleased to share that all results from residents and staff are negative.  This includes all Manikato residents and staff who are deemed close contacts of the staff member who tested positive.  At this stage we are pleased that it appears, this will hopefully be an isolated case, but we have further test results still to go.

We have not been able to receive any assistance from any government contractor for testing at our home, therefore, Embracia staff and management have worked through the weekend, performing more than 200 tests a day across the entire home.  We have staggered test results still coming in and many still pending from our testing on the 7th, 8th, and 10th of October.  We can confirm to date that all results received so far are negative, but many are still pending, and we will report more over the coming days.

At this stage we can provide you with an optimistic timeline.  Our staff member tested positive on Monday 4th October, but their last time at work was Saturday 2nd October, which the government define this as our day 0. Sunday 3rd October is day 1, therefore, our day 13 for close contacts and whole home testing will be Friday 15th October.  Once all results are back and if all are negative, our home should be cleared from this outbreak.  Please keep hoping and praying for our results to continue to be negative and we can reunite very soon.  We thank all our Embracia community for their patience and ongoing support.

Our team have been working hard to keep our resident busy, social, and mentally active.  We have continued with goodie bags and happy hour deliveries to resident rooms, hallway bingo, arts, and puzzles plus more.  We strongly encourage all friends and families to support us in supporting your loved one by contacting them by phone or our lifestyle team and booking a skype or facetime session to keep our residents connected. Please contact our Lifestyle team on lifestylem@embraciavic.com.au.

Kind regards

Sarah MacKenzie
Managing Director

Damien Lippiatt
COO

Camille Gordon
General Manager

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