Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Update  – 9/9/2020

In late August, we informed you that we had identified a COVID-19 positive staff member.

In an abundance of caution and as directed by NH Department of Public Health (NHDPH), we quarantined one Assisted Living Resident who was in close proximity to the staff member and also conducted follow up testing with members of his department. Additionally, all staff was tested on 8/27 as part of our scheduled surveillance testing.

We are pleased to report that all tests came back negative and we have been informed by NHDPH that they are closing this isolated case and returning the facility to full COVID-19 free status.

Because we are cleared and can safely remain in Phase 2 of the reopening guidance, we are now allowed the opportunity to reintroduce Beauty Shop/Barber services to our Residents!

In order to make sure we can offer these services safely, here are a few of the precautions we are taking:

  1. Our Beauticians will be part of the ongoing surveillance testing along with all Webster at Rye staff for as long as required by NHDPH.
  2. As with all staff, the Beauticians must be screened daily each time they report to work for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and temperatures will be taken.
  3. Our Beauticians are dedicated to this facility only. This means that they are not working as Beauticians at any other facility or salon at this time.
  4. We have enhanced our cleaning and disinfecting protocols for the Beauty Shop. Both Beauticians have received training by our Director of Environmental Services regarding these new protocols.
  5. Only one Resident at a time is allowed in the Beauty Shop. Masks are to be worn by Resident and Beautician at all times. Cleaning and disinfecting will take place in between appointments.

We are excited to have our Beauticians return to us this week after an almost six-month absence and we know the Residents will be overjoyed to get a little hair TLC!

We must remain in Phase 2 status (or greater) for the Beauty Shop to remain open. In the event that we drop to Phase 0 or Phase 1 due to a COVID-19 exposure, salon services will be put on hold until we again receive cleared status by NHDPH.