Thursday, November 30, 2023

Sherwood Oaks Outbreak Update: Two More Residents Pass Away Totaling Six, Two More Diagnosed with the Virus


The following is a press release written by the Medical Director of Sherwood Oaks Doctor John Cottle:

Yesterday two more residents of Sherwood Oaks with Covid-19 passed away. Two other residents were newly diagnosed with Covid-19. Six residents are in the isolation area at Sherwood Oaks, only one of whom is in critical condition, one is ill but stable, and four appear to have recovered but remain in isolation. Two residents remain in Adventist Health Mendocino Coast, one returned to Sherwood Oaks yesterday recovered though still in isolation.

A state health dept inspector visited Sherwood Oaks yesterday, and again approved of the policies in place and being followed to minimize the spread of Covid in the facility. Some temporary help has been secured, including a Spanish speaking staff educator, but more nurses and nurse aids are still very much needed.

No more staff have been identified with Covid, and two more have recovered. A total of 17 residents and 8 staff have been diagnosed since the outbreak began July 6.

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  1. Some of us sure would like a release of names… after proper notifications have been made, of course. We as a community have friends there, but aren’t going to be calling, pestering, etc. but do wonder about folks there who have touched our lives in one way or another … I guess we will have to keep up on the obituaries. : (
    Also, shame on our community for not treating our communities CNAs, nurses, therapists and auxiliary staff like the warrior heroes they are, rather some are discriminating against them entering local businesses etc!!!!! These people are selflessly WORKING non-stop and putting themselves and their own loved ones at risk, caring for our loved ones, our fragile and yes, even our forgotten ones, while many of us are having an unemployment windfall sitting at home. Come on people!

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