On 22 June, Tafta Managment received news of a second elder testing positive for the Coronavirus. This elder has joined the first patient at the state quarantine facility in Clairwood. We await the results of four remaining elders who were tested and placed in isolation last week. To date, all staff have tested negative, but those who had contact with the infected elders have been asked to self-isolate with a new staff complement being rotated into the building to care for the remaining residents.
After much consideration and careful consultation with relevant health departments, we have made the decision to lockdown the John Conradie House/Langeler Towers complex from 25 June 2020. No one will be allowed out of the building complex for any reason, including work and scheduled appointments. No one, other than essential care services personnel, Tafta staff or members of health authorities supporting us in the management of the outbreak, will be allowed into the building.
These restrictions are necessary to contain and manage the spread and impact of the virus. Those who are unable to comply have been asked to seek alternate temporary accommodation until the Lockdown is lifted (at a date yet to be determined).
Elders opting to leave the building must leave their contact details for the track and trace process, should this be required. They will only be allowed back into the building complex when the lockdown has been lifted and will be required to self-isolate for 14-days on their return.
Be assured that the management team is doing everything in their power to ensure residents’ well-being. Please do not hesitate to contact building management or firstname.lastname@example.org should you have questions about family or friends.
We are in this fight together, and together, we shall overcome.