We want to express our continued gratitude to everyone for your continued support and patience as we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our residents and staff.
This week, we have finished the first round of the COVID-19 vaccine administration. 80 residents were vaccinated and 46 associates. It was a very seamless process. A big thank you to CVS and our associates in charge of the process today. They did an amazing job with no issues. Now our nursing department will take the lead to chart and do the vitals along with support of our medical director, nurse practitioners and other rounding physicians. We are scheduled for our second dose on January 27th.
As we start the vaccine process, this is a friendly reminder it is a two- step vaccine. We want to remind everyone that the facility will not immediately re-open after the second dose. We do need about 21 days after the second dose to allow for the vaccine to reach its full potential. We will keep the lines of communication open as we follow the guidelines in retuning the facility to normal operations.
We continue to test the associates in accordance with the CMS guidelines based on the positivity rate in our county.
We truly want to thank everyone. We recognize the impact and sacrifice given by all and the adjustments made in your own lives. We are optimistic as we move forward in 2021.