One Light House Resident Tested Positive for Covid-19
OCTOBER 18, 2020 / BY THE LIGHT HOUSE
The Light House received confirmation on October 18th that one resident has tested positive for Covid-19. The resident will remain in quarantine until cleared by the Anne Arundel County Department of Health.
This is The Light House’s first case of COVID-19 related to either a client or staff member. Since the start of the pandemic, The Light House has instituted stringent protocols to decrease the risk of COVID-19 spread. Precautions include strict social distancing regulations, the requirement that masks must be worn by everyone on Light House property at all times, increased cleaning and sanitation efforts, and many adjustments to operations including moving the majority of programs to outdoor settings. In addition, beginning in September, as mandated by the state of Maryland, all staff and residents are being routinely tested two times per month.
“The health and safety of our residents, community clients, volunteers, and staff is always our top priority” stated Light House Executive Director, Jo Ann Mattson. “As an organization that provides vital services to hundreds of individuals and families each day, our team has been constantly reassessing our strategy to make certain that we have the most effective plan in place. We have been working closely with County officials, including County Executive Pittman, our partners at the Department of Social Services, and the Department of Health, who have been extremely helpful during this difficult time. We will continue to ensure that all of our residents at The Light House have the food, basic needs, and regular case management services they need.”