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Embracia Moonee Valley – Updates on staff testing

August 6, 2020

Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

Re: Embracia Moonee Valley – Updates on staff testing

We thought we would provide a brief update following the completion of resident testing from Tuesday.  We have no new positive cases.  We are pleased to announce that another resident, one of our earliest cases, has returned their first negative result. We had one of our original cases return their 4th negative test result, and another person returned their second negative test result.  One of our positive cases that we reported tested negative last round, has surprisingly tested positive this round.  This is an odd case and we have referred this result to the Public Health Unit for further clarification. We will retest again on Friday or Saturday once we have confirmation of the next round.

Our staff testing from Wednesday is still being processed with 143 staff tested and so far, only 38 results have been received, all are negative.  Further on our staff, we are delighted to report that another staff member has recovered from COVID-19 and they have their DHHS clearance to return to work.

Today’s Summary:


  • 4 active cases in our home.
  • 4 residents have now recovered (including the resident with mixed results)


  • 2 active cases who are all stable or asymptomatic
  • 6 recovered and given DHHS clearance.

Contact Cases:

  • 5 active cases. We do not have confidence of the accuracy of this number as DHHS has stopped reporting these cases to us.

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.  Don’t forget to email lifestylemv@embraciavic.com.au to arrange a phone call, zoom call or a window visit.  All window visits MUST be pre-booked via the email above, as we need to coordinate all visits.  Also, if you post or drop off gifts, we will ensure they are personally delivered to your loved one.

Thinking of everyone in our community during these Stage 4 restrictions, please remember we will get through this.  Stay safe and take care of each other.

Kind regards,

Sarah MacKenzie
Managing Director

Damien Lippiatt
General Manager


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