Re: Summary COVID-19
Dear Maunalani Residents, Family Members and Business Associates,
The daily news of high numbers of positive COVID-19 cases in the Honolulu community is disquieting. We want to share a summary of our experiences about COVID-19 to put things in perspective for everyone. We want to make sure we provide you with latest pertinent communication and to reiterate that the safety and well-being of our residents and staff are our top priority.
Since April 2020, we have had a total of 4 residents and 7 staff members test positive. The 4th resident was confirmed today. Here is where we stand as of today:
- All 4 residents are stable; 2 have completed their 14 day quarantine with no symptoms and 2 are recovering in our observation unit.
- 6 staff members have recovered and returned to work; the most recent one is self-isolating at home.
We are in close contact with the Health Care Association of Hawaii which provides us with prompt updates and guidance from the CDC, CMS and the Hawaii State Department of Health. If and when a resident tests positive, we notify the resident and their family/representative(s) of the resident’s condition and implement plans for their care and treatment under the guidance of our Medical Director. To remain proactive and to identify staff and residents who may be asymptomatic, we have elected to do weekly testing in the facility using the more accurate PCR method. As of September 19, 2020, cumulatively, we’ve completed 212 tests on residents and 444 tests on staff.
We diligently screen everyone who comes to the facility, including employees, outside care/service providers such as doctors, lab, x-ray technicians, etc. using a more comprehensive list of screening questions. We monitor all our residents’ health every day, every shift for fever, oxygen saturation, signs and symptoms of any illness and take appropriate actions promptly.
We need everyone’s help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the CDC website http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community, because the continued presence of COVID-19 in the community increases the chance the virus will work its way into our facility.
For comments and questions. Please contact:
Marian Yoshimura, Director of Nursing
Mariany@maunalani.org or 695-2804
Jerome Flores, Chief Operating Officer
Jeromef@maunalani.org or 695-2803
Sai Chantavy, Executive Director/CEO
Saic@maunalani.org or 695-2801