Orange Valley’s Public Statement

Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19 At Orange Valley Nursing Homes

SINGAPORE, 21 May 2020 – In accordance with the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) additional support measures for homes serving the elderly, Orange Valley Nursing Homes (OV) has been proactively administering Covid-19 test swabs on all its residents and staff since 30 April 2020. Those who are tested positive for Covid-19 will be isolated and conveyed to the hospital immediately. To date, all staff of OV have been tested and there has been no positive case detected.

 

On 20 May 2020, four residents residing in our Simei branch at 6 Simei Street 3 Singapore 529898 were confirmed positive for Covid-19 as part of the extensive testing exercise by MOH. All four residents are currently warded in Changi General Hospital. We are also in touch with their families, and are rendering the necessary support and assistance to them.

 

OV has worked with MOH to identify the close contacts of these residents. They have also been tested and have all returned a negative result.

 

We are currently working with MOH to conduct contact tracing for both the residents and staff of the affected home.

 

All residents on the affected floors are to stay in their room at all times as a precautionary measure. We have conducted deep cleansing and disinfection of affected areas, and will continue with the increased cleaning frequency during this period. 

 

In accordance with MOH guidelines, OV has taken enhanced precautionary measures to protect its residents and staff by strictly adhering to split-zone requirements with no cross-deployment of staff, conducting thorough cleaning in its homes, and prohibiting face-to-face visitations with its no-visitor policy since 2 April. 

 

In compliance with MOH’s announcement on 2 May, staff have also been put up at hotels to reduce the risk of infection from the community.

 

We will continue to fully comply with the advisories issued by MOH and AIC to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents and staff.

旺年护理之家的2019冠状病毒疾病(COVID-19)确诊病例

 

新加坡,2020年5月21– 旺年护理之家遵照卫生部对疗养院的额外安全措施,从4月30日起积极为所有员工和住户安排COVID-19拭子检测。检测结果呈阳性的病患将立即接受隔离和送入医院。至今,旺年护理之家的所有员工都已接受拭子检测,并没有发现确诊病例。

 

5月20日,位于四美3街6号的四美旺年护理之家通过卫生部展开的广泛检测,确认有四名住户感染COVID-19。这四名病患已送入樟宜综合医院。我们已与他们的家人联系,并提供必要的支援。

 

此外,旺年护理之家也与卫生部合作,找出这些病患的密切接触者,并为他们进行拭子检测。他们的检测结果都呈阴性。

 

我们目前正与卫生部协力追查四美旺年护理之家住户与员工的密切接触者。

 

作为防范措施,受影响楼层的所有住户将时刻留在他们的房间。我们已对受影响区域进行彻底的清洁与消毒工作。在这段期间,我们也将继续加大力度进行清洁工作。

 

旺年护理之家根据卫生部的指示,采取了额外的防范措施,以保障住户与员工的安全。这包括按区分配员工和避免交叉调遣、进行彻底的清洁工作,以及从4月2日起禁止面对面探访。

 

我们也根据卫生部在5月2日的宣布,进一步安排员工入住酒店,以降低社区感染的风险。

 

我们将继续遵从卫生部和护联中心的指示,确保住户与员工的安全和健康。