Update: COVID-19 Information and Precautions

August 1, 2020

The facility has identified 1 more resident who has tested positive for COVID-19. No new staff members have tested positive since the last update. The facility has been cohorting residents to designated zone to limit spread of this respiratory infection. Will continue to implement procedures and protocols for infection control. The facility will continue to provide updates as applicable.


July 31, 2020

We would like to provide another update on COVID-19. On July 30th, 2 additional staff members tested positive for COVID-19. No new residents have tested positive since the last update. Staff members who have tested positive are at home under quarantine.

We are continuing to monitor all residents and staff members for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Will continue to follow all of our protocols and procedures to treat the affected resident and to limit the spread of the disease to other residents and staff members. We are testing all residents and staff members weekly until we have had two consecutive weeks without any positive tests. We are continuing to work closely with the county public health department to ensure the safety of our residents and staff.


July 29, 2020

We would like to provide another update on COVID-19. On Tuesday, July 28th, 5 additional residents tested positive for COVID-19. No new staff members have tested positive since the last update. We are continuing to monitor residents and staff members for signs and symptoms of the respiratory infection and will continue to follow all of our protocols and procedures to treat the affected resident and to limit the spread of the disease to other residents and staff members.

We are testing all residents and staff members weekly until we have had two consecutive weeks without any positive tests.

We are continuing to work closely with the county public health department to ensure the safety of our residents and staff.


July 27, 2020

Modesto Post Acute Center wants to provide another update on COVID-19. On Sunday, July 26th 1 resident and 1 staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Staff member is home under quarantine. We are continuing to monitor residents and staff members for signs and symptoms of the respiratory infection and will continue to follow all of our protocols and procedures to treat the affected resident and to limit the spread of the disease to other residents and staff members.

We are testing all residents and staff members weekly until we have had two consecutive weeks without any positive tests.

We are continuing to work closely with the county public health department to ensure the safety of our residents and staff.


July 24, 2020

COVID-19 positive resident at Modesto Post Acute Center

We want to let you know that in the late afternoon of Thursday, July 23rd one of our residents tested positive for COVID-19. We have been preparing for months to treat COVID-19 positive residents and we have initiated all of our protocols and procedures to treat the affected resident and work to limit the spread of the disease to other residents. We are doing everything in our power to prevent the spread of this infection.

We will be testing all residents and staff members weekly until we have had two consecutive weeks without any positive tests. We are complying with social distancing standards for residents, including avoiding activities, dining, and any other events that typically take place in a group setting. Employees are being screened prior to and at the conclusion of each shift to ensure they are fit to work.

We have also reached out to the public health department for additional guidance and support.


July 17, 2020

No new cases of COVID have been reported in the facility. Facility had met the response testing requirement and clear to perform Surveillance testing. Currently have no symptomatic staff members working in the facility. Working closely with local public health and following their guidance as needed. We are following CDC guidelines for prevention of this respiratory infection. We encourage all the families to stay connected with their loved ones via video or audio calls.


July 1, 2020, 4:00 pm

At Modesto Post Acute Center we have 2 employees who have tested positive for COVID. Zero residents have tested positive at the time of this posting.


Our utmost concern is for the health and well-being of each of our patients and to ensure our staff is healthy and able to continue to care for patients.

We continue to take cautionary measures and follow CDC guidelines. We are also receiving information from state and local officials. In accordance with those recommendations, only staff, essential vendors, and compassionate hospice care visits are permitted.

The measures we are currently taking at this time unless CDC or state and local officials instruct otherwise:

  • Protection with our workforce includes:
    • Screening employees, residents, and compassionate hospice care visitors for symptoms of acute respiratory illness (fever, cough, difficulty breathing)
    • Sick leave policies are non-punitive and flexible
    • Encouraging sick employees to stay home and call in replacement staff
    • Training and ensuring proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Verifying an inventory of PPE
  • Protection with our residents includes:
    • Separating residents who show respiratory symptoms away from others
    • Postponing field trips and activities outside the facility
    • Having activities that allow residents to maintain safe distances from others
    • Allowing for in-room dining to reduce the risk of spreading disease
    • Increasing cleaning in common areas (therapy rehabilitation area, dining area, activity area, lobby area, etc.)
    • Unfortunately, family members are not allowed to do laundry for any patients at this time.
    • Food cannot be brought from home and dropped off at the facility. However, GrubHub, UberEats or other professional food delivery services will be accepted.
  • Protection of all essential visitors, vendors, and deliveries includes:
    • Increasing monitoring or screening of visitors for respiratory symptoms
    • Limiting touching and social greeting
    • Only allowing essential visitors and vendors to enter the building
    • Encouraging family and friends to reach out socially (phone call, video conferencing) to residents to help with feelings of loneliness and isolation during this time.

We appreciate the confidence and trust you have in us to care for family members. We will keep you informed as we navigate this ongoing situation.

Modesto Post Acute Center