Edgewood Summit Update
The COVID positive community transmission rate in Kanawha County has risen in the last few weeks and is considered to be in the Red zone. Positive COVID cases have also been on the rise within Edgewood Summit. In the last three months of 2022, Edgewood Summit experienced an average of 2 to 3 cases per month. The month of January has seen that number increase to 10 positive cases. The Ridgemont is currently using additional precautions for two positive cases and will continue until there are no new positives in that wing.
There are no changes to group Activities and Dining recommended at this time.
Edgewood Summit COVID policies and practices align with the guidelines of the CDC and CMS. Residents and Employees are asked to self-isolate if symptoms are present and test for COVID. Symptoms may include: fever, sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, loss of taste or smell, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue and/or headache.
Residents and Employees who test positive are asked to self-isolate and not return to normal activities and work until their symptoms are improving, and they are fever free for 24 hours without a fever reducing medication and/or until a minimum of 5 days have passed. A complete return to normal activities and work will require the use of a mask until day 10. A return to group Dining is after day 10.
Social distancing and masks are encouraged for all Residents. Employees are asked to wear masks when in close contact with Residents.
Please keep in mind that all information, guidance and limitations are subject to change. Thank you for your cooperation.