Judson COVID-19 Update
May 23rd, 2020 2:00pm
Statement from Kendra J. Urdzik, President and CEO, Judson Services, Inc.
Since learning of the global COVID-19 threat, Judson has been determined to do all we can to protect the health of our residents and associates. We continue to work closely with our local health department and have been assured by them that we have implemented every necessary and recommended measure to safeguard the health of our residents and associates.
The Judson Park campus currently has one resident and seven associates who have tested positive for COVID-19. There are no COVID-19 cases associated with our Judson Manor or South Franklin Circle campuses. We will continue to be transparent in our communication about COVID-19 test results for anyone associated with Judson.
At this time, the resident who has tested positive for COVID-19 will remain isolated, under the care of their physician, until they recover and are cleared to return to their neighborhood. Our associates who have tested positive for COVID-19 are isolated and under the care of their physicians. We will continue to stay in close contact with those that are affected.
For more information regarding Judson’s response to COVID-19 visit www.judsonsmartliving.org/COVID-19/.
The safety and well-being of our residents and associates remains our highest priority. In these difficult times we continue to find strength and support in our Judson community. We are Judson Strong and we will get through this together.
What should I know about COVID-19?
- Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person like the flu. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
- Symptoms include mild to severe respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
- The virus spreads person-to-person like the flu.
What can I do to protect myself and my loved ones?
- Review the CDC Household Checklist to confirm you have necessary preparations in place.
- Practice good hand hygiene.
- Maintain social distancing of six feet from others as much as possible.
- Don’t go anywhere when you feel ill. Stay home and rest.
- Avoid exposure to others who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- If tissue is not available, use the bend of elbow to cough or sneeze into.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, the CDC recommends the use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer with greater than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol.
- Avoid traveling to places with widespread or sustained community transmission of COVID-19. A good place for reliable travel information can be found on the CDC Travel Page .
- More information about this virus can be found on the CDC Website