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URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   September 14, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Last night, we learned that an RSM staff member tested positive for Covid-19. Our team member is up-to-date with vaccinations and is mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved team member a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at RSM and RJHC/HSCL:

    • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
    • Small group activity; Masks required to participate.
    • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
    • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Staff: N95 masking and protective eyewear are required. PLEASE LIMIT CROSS-CAMPUS WOrk TO URGENT MATTERS ONLY.

For the month of September 2022, total COVID-19 positive cases at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 0

Total staff testing positive: 1
Staff fully vaccinated: 1
Staff mildly symptomatic: 1

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight, and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Rachael White: 256-541-7994

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   September 6, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today we learned that an RJHC/HSCL resident tested positive for Covid-19. Our resident is up-to-date with all vaccines, and mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved resident a speedy recovery.

The following applies at RJHC/HSCL:

    • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
    • Small group activity; Masks required to participate.
    • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
    • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Staff: N95 masking and protective eyewear are required. TEAM MEMBERS WORKING CROSS CAMPUS, PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS REQUIREMENT.

For the month of September 2022, total COVID-19 positive cases at RJHC/HSCL are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 1
Residents fully vaccinated: 1
Residents mildly symptomatic: 1

Total staff testing positive: 0

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight, and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Rachael White: 256-541-7994

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   August 21, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RJHC/HSCL team member tested positive for Covid-19. Our team member is fully vaccinated, and mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved team member a speedy recovery.

The following applies at RSM and RJHC/HSCL:

    • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
    • Small group activity; Masks required to participate.
    • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
    • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Staff: N95 masking and protective eyewear are required. Please limit cross-campus work to urgent matters only.

For the month of August 2022, total COVID-19 positive cases at RJHC/HSCL are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 0

Total staff testing positive: 5

  • Staff with mild symptoms: 4
  • Staff who are asymptomatic: 1
  • Staff fully vaccinated: 5

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight, and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Rachael White: 256-541-7994

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   August 17, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that an RSM staff member tested positive for Covid-19. Our team member is up-to-date with vaccinations, and is mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved team member a speedy recovery.

The following applies at RSM and RJHC/HSCL:

    • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
    • Small group activity; Masks required to participate.
    • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
    • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Staff: N95 masking and protective eyewear are required. Please limit cross-campus work to urgent matters only.

For the month of August 2022, total COVID-19 positive cases at Rose Schnitzer Manor are as follows:

RSM:
Total residents testing positive: 4

  • Residents with mild symptoms: 4
  • Residents fully vaccinated: 4

Total staff testing positive: 2

  • Staff with mild symptoms: 1
  • Staff who are asymptomatic: 1
  • Staff fully vaccinated: 2
  • Staff returned to work: 1

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight, and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Rachael White: 256-541-7994

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   August 15, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one more resident at RSM tested positive for Covid-19. Our resident is up-to-date with vaccinations, and is mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved resident a speedy recovery.

The following applies at RSM and RJHC/HSCL:

    • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
    • Small group activity; Masks required to participate.
    • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
    • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Staff: N95 masking and protective eyewear are required. Please limit cross-campus work to urgent matters only.

For the month of August 2022, total COVID-19 positive cases at Cedar Sinai Park are as follows:

RSM:
Total residents testing positive: 4

  • Residents with mild symptoms: 4
  • Residents fully vaccinated: 4

Total staff testing positive: 1

  • Staff with mild symptoms: 0
  • Staff who are asymptomatic: 1
  • Staff fully vaccinated: 1
  • Staff returned to work: 0

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight, and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Rachael White: 256-541-7994

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   August 13, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one more resident at RSM tested positive for Covid-19. Our resident is up-to-date with vaccinations, and is mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved resident a speedy recovery.

The following applies at RSM and RJHC/HSCL:

    • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
    • Small group activity; Masks required to participate.
    • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
    • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Staff: N95 masking and protective eyewear are required. Please limit cross-campus work to urgent matters only.

For the month of August 2022, total COVID-19 positive cases at Cedar Sinai Park are as follows:

RSM:
Total residents testing positive: 3

  • Residents with mild symptoms: 3
  • Residents fully vaccinated: 3

Total staff testing positive: 1

  • Staff with mild symptoms: 0
  • Staff who are asymptomatic: 1
  • Staff fully vaccinated: 1
  • Staff returned to work: 0

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight, and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Rachael White: 256-541-7994

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   August 12, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one resident at RSM tested positive for Covid-19. Our resident is up-to-date with vaccinations, and is mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved resident a speedy recovery.

The following applies at RSM and RJHC/HSCL:

    • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
    • Small group activity; Masks required to participate.
    • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
    • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Staff: N95 masking and protective eyewear are required. Please limit cross-campus work to urgent matters only.

For the month of August 2022, total COVID-19 positive cases at Cedar Sinai Park are as follows:

 RSM:

Total residents testing positive: 2

  • Residents with mild symptoms: 2
  • Residents up-to-date with vaccinations: 2

Total staff testing positive: 1

  • Staff with mild symptoms: 0
  • Staff who are asymptomatic: 1
  • Staff fully vaccinated: 1
  • Staff returned to work: 0

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight, and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Rachael White: 256-541-7994

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   August 11, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positives at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM) and Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one resident at RSM and one RJHC/HSCL team member tested positive for Covid-19. Both are fully vaccinated and one is mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved community members a speedy recovery.

The following applies at RSM and RJHC/HSCL:

    • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
    • Small group activity; Masks required to participate.
    • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
    • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Staff: N95 masking and protective eyewear are required. Please limit cross-campus work to urgent matters only.

For the month of August 2022, total COVID-19 positive cases at Cedar Sinai Park are as follows:

 RJHC/HSCL:

Total residents testing positive: 0

Total staff testing positive: 4

  • Staff with mild symptoms: 3
  • Staff who are asymptomatic: 1
  • Staff fully vaccinated: 4
  • Staff returned to work: 0

RSM:

Total residents testing positive: 1

  • Residents with mild symptoms: 1
  • Residents fully vaccinated: 1

Total staff testing positive: 1

  • Staff with mild symptoms: 0
  • Staff who are asymptomatic: 1
  • Staff fully vaccinated: 1
  • Staff returned to work: 0

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight, and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Rachael White: 256-541-7994

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   August 8, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positives at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM) and Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that a staff member at each RSM and RJHC/HSCL tested positive for Covid-19. Both staff members are fully vaccinated and one is mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved staff members a speedy recovery.

The following applies at RSM and RJHC/HSCL:

    • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
    • Small group activity; Masks required to participate.
    • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
    • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Staff: N95 masking and protective eyewear are required. Please limit cross-campus work to urgent matters only.

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight, and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Rachael White: 256-541-7994

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   August 4, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that an RJHC/HSCL staff member tested positive for Covid-19. Our staff member is fully vaccinated and mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved staff member a speedy recovery.

The following continues to applies at RJHC/HSCL:

  • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
  • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
  • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
  • Staff: N95 masking and shields are required. Gowns require when caring for those who tested positive.
  • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight, and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Rachael White: 256-541-7994

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   July 5, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that an additional RSM staff member tested positive for Covid-19. Our staff member is fully vaccinated and mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our staff member a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at RSM:

  • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
  • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
  • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
  • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns require when caring for those who tested positive.
  • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

For the month of July 2022, COVID-19 positive cases at RSM are as follows:

Total staff testing positive: 3

  • Staff with symptoms: 3
  • Staff fully vaccinated: 3

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   July 1, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that an RSM staff member tested positive for Covid-19. Our staff member is fully vaccinated and mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our staff member a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at RSM:

  • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
  • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
  • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
  • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns require when caring for those who tested positive.
  • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   July 1, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positives at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) and Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that an RJHC/HSCL resident and an RSM staff member tested positive for Covid-19. Our resident and our staff member are fully vaccinated. The resident is asymptomatic; the staff member is mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our resident and staff member a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at RJHC/HSCL:

  • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
  • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
  • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
  • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns require when caring for those who tested positive.
  • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   June 30, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that an RJHC/HSCL staff member tested positive for Covid-19. Our staff member is fully vaccinated and mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our staff member a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at RJHC/HSCL:

  • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
  • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
  • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
  • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns require when caring for those who tested positive.
  • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

For the month of June 2022, total Covid-19 cases at RJHC/HSCL are as follows:

  • Total RJHC/HSCL residents testing positive: 4
  • Residents with mild symptoms: 3
  • Residents with no symptoms: 1
  • Residents fully vaccinated: 3

Total staff testing positive: 4
Staff with mild symptoms: 3
Staff fully vaccinated: 4

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   June 28, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that an RJHC/HSCL staff member tested positive for Covid-19. Our staff member is fully vaccinated and asymptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our staff member a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at RJHC/HSCL:

  • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
  • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
  • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
  • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns require when caring for those who tested positive.
  • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

For the month of June 2022, total Covid-19 cases at RJHC/HSCL are as follows:

  • Total RJHC/HSCL residents testing positive: 4
  • Residents with mild symptoms: 3
  • Residents with no symptoms: 1
  • Residents fully vaccinated: 3

Total staff testing positive: 3
Staff with mild symptoms: 2
Staff fully vaccinated: 3

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   June 27, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Robison Jewish Health Center (RJHC)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that a RJHC resident tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is fully vaccinated and mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our resident a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at RJHC and Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (HSCL):

  • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
  • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
  • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
  • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns require when caring for those who tested positive.
  • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

For the month of June 2022, total Covid-19 cases at RJHC/HSCL are as follows:

  • Total RJHC/HSCL residents testing positive: 4
  • Residents with mild symptoms: 3
  • Residents with no symptoms: 1
  • Residents fully vaccinated: 3

Total staff testing positive: 2
Staff with mild symptoms: 2
Staff fully vaccinated: 2

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   June 27, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RJHC/HSCL staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff member is fully vaccinated with mild symptoms.

Please join me in wishing our team member a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at RJHC/HSCL:

  • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
  • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
  • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
  • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns require when caring for those who tested positive.
  • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.
  • For the month of June 2022, total Covid-19 cases at RJHC/HSCL are as follows:
  • Total RJHC/HSCL residents testing positive: 3
  • Residents with mild symptoms: 2
  • Residents with no symptoms: 1
  • Residents fully vaccinated: 2

Total staff testing positive: 2
Staff with mild symptoms: 2
Staff fully vaccinated: 2

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   June 24, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positives at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that two RJHC/HSCL residents and one RJHC/HSCL staff member have tested positive for COVID-19. Our residents and staff member are fully vaccinated. One resident is asymptomatic; the other resident and staff member have mild symptoms.

Please join me in wishing our residents and team member a speedy recovery.

The following applies at RJHC/HSCL:

  • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
  • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
  • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
  • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns require when caring for those who tested positive.
  • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.
  • For the month of June 2022, total Covid-19 cases at RJHC/HSCL are as follows:
  • Total RJHC/HSCL residents testing positive: 3
  • Residents with mild symptoms: 2
  • Residents with no symptoms: 1
  • Residents fully vaccinated: 2

Total staff testing positive: 1
Staff with mild symptoms: 1
Staff fully vaccinated: 1

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   June 23, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Robison Jewish Health Center (RJHC)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that a RJHC resident tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our resident a speedy recovery.

The following applies at RJHC/HSCL:

      • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
      • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
      • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
      • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   June 22, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RSM staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff member is fully vaccinated and experiencing mild symptoms.

Please join me in wishing our beloved staff member a speedy recovery.

The following applies at RSM:

      • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
      • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
      • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
      • Staff: Masks continue to be required. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   June 6, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RSM resident tested positive for COVID-19. Our resident, although fully vaccinated, is experiencing mild symptoms.

Please join me in wishing our beloved resident a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at both RSM and RJHC/HSCL:

      • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
      • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
      • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
      • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

For the month of June 2022, total COVID-19 cases at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 2

      • Residents with symptoms: 2
      • Residents fully vaccinated 2

Total staff testing positive: 0

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   June 2, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RSM resident tested positive for COVID-19. Our resident, although fully vaccinated, is experiencing mild symptoms.

Please join me in wishing our beloved resident a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at both RSM and RJHC/HSCL:

      • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
      • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
      • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
      • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

For the month of June 2022, total COVID-19 cases at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 1

      • Residents with symptoms: 1
      • Residents fully vaccinated 1

Total staff testing positive: 0

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 31, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positives at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RSM resident and three RSM staff members tested positive for COVID-19. All are fully vaccinated. Thankfully, our resident is asymptomatic, and our team members are only experiencing mild symptoms.

Please join me in wishing our beloved RSM mishpocha a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at both RSM and RJHC/HSCL:

      • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
      • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
      • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
      • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

For the month of May 2022, total COVID-19 cases at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 5

      • Residents with no symptoms: 5
      • Residents fully vaccinated 5

Total staff testing positive: 11

      • Staff with mild symptoms: 5
      • Staff with no symptoms: 6
      • Staff fully vaccinated: 11
      • Staff returned to work: 7

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 28, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RJH/HSCL staff member tested positive for Covid-19. Our team member is fully vaccinated and mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved RJHC/HSCL mishpocha a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at both RJHC/HSCL and RSM:

      • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
      • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
      • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
      • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

For the month of May 2022, total COVID-19 cases at RJHC/HSCL are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 0

Total staff testing positive: 5

          • Staff with mild symptoms: 5
          • Staff with no symptoms: 5
          • Staff fully vaccinated: 5
          • Staff returned to work: 1

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 27, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positives at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RSM resident and one RSM staff member tested positive for COVID-19 Both are fully vaccinated, and thankfully, asymptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved RSM mishpocha a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at both RJHC/HSCL and RSM:

      • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
      • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
      • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
      • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

For the month of May 2022, total COVID-19 cases at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 4

      • Residents with no symptoms: 4
      • Residents fully vaccinated 4

Total staff testing positive: 8

          • Staff with mild symptoms: 2
          • Staff with no symptoms: 6
          • Staff fully vaccinated: 8
          • Staff returned to work: 5

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 26, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RJHC/HSCL staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Our team members is fully vaccinated and mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved RJHC/HSCL mishpocha a speedy recovery.

The following continues to apply at both RJHC/HSCL and RSM:

      • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
      • Small group activity. Masks required to participate.
      • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
      • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

For the month of May 2022, total COVID-19 cases at RJHC/HSCL are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 0

Total staff testing positive: 4

        • Staff with mild symptoms: 4
        • Staff fully vaccinated: 4
        • Staff returned to work: 1

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 23, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positives at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) and Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RJHC/HSCL staff member, and one RSM staff member tested positive for COVID-19. All team members are fully vaccinated. Our RJHC/HSCL team member is mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved CSP mishpocha a speedy recovery.

The following applies at both RJHC/HSCL and RSM:

      • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
      • Small group activity. Masks are required to participate.
      • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
      • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns are required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks are strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

For the month of  May 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RJHC/HSCL are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 0

Total staff testing positive: 3

      • Staff with mild symptoms: 3
      • Staff fully vaccinated: 3
      • Staff returned to work: 1

For the month of April/May 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 60

      • Residents with mild symptoms: 33 (All had symptoms that are resolved)
      • Residents with no symptoms: 27
      • Residents fully vaccinated 57

Total staff testing positive: 40

      • Staff with mild symptoms: 24 (All had symptoms that are resolved)
      • Staff with no symptoms: 16
      • Staff fully vaccinated: 36 (four staff have exemptions)
      • Staff returned to work: 39

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 19, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positives at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) and Rose Schnitzer Manor

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RJHC/HSCL staff member, one RSM staff member and two RSM residents tested positive for COVID-19. All residents and team members are fully vaccinated. Our RJHC/HSCL team member is mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing our beloved CSP mishpocha a speedy recovery.

The following applies at both RJHC/HSCL and RSM:

      • Indoor visitation within resident apartment/suite. We highly encourage masking even within the resident’s home while visiting.
      • Small group activity. Masks are required to participate.
      • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
      • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas. 

For the month of  May 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RJHC/HSCL are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 0

Total staff testing positive: 2

      • Staff with mild symptoms: 2
      • Staff fully vaccinated: 2
      • Staff returned to work: 1

For the month of April/May 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 60

      • Residents with mild symptoms: 33 (All had symptoms that are resolved)
      • Residents with no symptoms: 27
      • Residents fully vaccinated 57

Total staff testing positive: 39

      • Staff with mild symptoms: 24 (23/24) have symptoms that are resolved)
      • Staff with no symptoms: 15
      • Staff fully vaccinated: 35 (four staff have exemptions)
      • Staff returned to work: 39

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC.

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 17, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Cedar Sinai Park’s consistent, timely, and transparent communication has kept our community informed all along our pandemic journey. While navigating this unprecedented COVID-19 challenge, CSP developed a solid professional leadership and direct care team, mitigating COVID exposure and keeping our residents, families, friends, volunteers and staff safe, loved, and cared for.

Throughout the pandemic, in addition to the regular annual surveys conducted by The Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are provided additional guidance, and when appropriate, technical assistance, and surveys for nursing homes. CSP also provided ongoing training and education for our staff, families, volunteers and residents to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19. Nursing homes are subject to hundreds of regulations through ODHS, CMS, State and Federal Fire and Life Safety (NFPA), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJCH/HSCL) participated in our annual survey March 2022. Areas of improvement were identified, and RJHC/HSCL submitted a plan of correction that was accepted by ODHS/CMS.

As part of the standard plan of correction process, ODHS/CMS initiated resurvey May 10, 2022. We were notified on May 13, 2022 that due to a single observation involving a staff member who did not properly cleanse and store their eye protection, RJHC/HSCL will not be found in substantial compliance. This results in non-payment for new Medicare/Medicaid admissions beginning May 7, until we reach substantial compliance.

We want to let you know that we disagree with the deficiency and are in the process of presenting additional supporting information to the survey team and ODHS.

After careful deliberation as an organization, we will continue to admit residents during this period. We have built a strong and positive reputation for excellence in care over the past 102 years, and we will not let this define us.

RJHC/HSCL’s clinical and administrative leadership worked through the weekend to make certain all staff have once again been educated and trained regarding appropriate cleansing and storage of eye protection and other personal protective equipment. RJHC/HSCL’s new date of compliance is May 15, 2022.

We are grateful for the continued trust of the medical, Jewish, and general community.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 14, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM) Update

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that three RSM staff members tested positive for COVID-19. All are fully vaccinated and, thankfully, none are symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing all a speedy recovery.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community as we learn to live with the dynamics of COVID-19.

The past month’s COVID-19 outbreak at RSM challenged the soul of each resident, team member, and all of our families and friends….it also once again demonstrated the spirit and support of our entire community.

We are thankful for vaccines, boosters, and for those who could partake, COVID-19 medications such as Paxlovid.

Thankfully, most symptoms were mild, much like a cold or allergy. We are grateful for our dedicated team members who covered for their work partners; and for our clinical specialists, infection control consultant, medical director and state and county partners, with whom we have been in constant communication.

Given the consistent reduction in positive cases, and continued tenacity of our team, with the blessing of our infection control consultant, medical director, state and county public health partners, we are pleased to share that:

RSM will resume the following on Sunday May 15, 2022:

      • Indoor visitation within resident apartment. We highly encourage masking even within the apartment while visiting.
      • Small group activity. Masks are required to participate.
      • Communal dining; room service is still available for those wanting to take extra precautions.
      • Staff: N95 masking and shields continue to be required. Gowns are required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

CSP Staff May Resume Cross-Campus Duties.

We need to remain extremely vigilant and continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

For the month of April/May 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 58

      • Residents with mild symptoms: 33 (All had symptoms that are resolved)
      • Residents with no symptoms: 25
      • Residents fully vaccinated 55

Total staff testing positive: 38

      • Staff with mild symptoms: 24 (23/24) have symptoms that are resolved)
      • Staff with no symptoms: 14
      • Staff fully vaccinated: 34 (four staff have exemptions)
      • Staff returned to work: 33

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM Administrator: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL Administrator: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 10, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New Covid-19 Positive at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that an RSM staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Although fully vaccinated, our staff member is experiencing mild symptoms.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

For the month of April/May 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 58

      • Residents with mild symptoms: 33/58 (All have symptoms that are resolved)
      • Residents with no symptoms: 25
      • Residents fully vaccinated 55

Total staff testing positive: 35

      • Staff with mild symptoms: 23/35 (23/34 have symptoms that are resolved)
      • Staff with no symptoms: 11
      • Staff fully vaccinated: 31 (four staff have exemptions)
      • Staff returned to work: 33

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contract tracing is performed.

COVID-19 positivity rates in the tri-county area have recently doubled. Out of an abundance of caution we continue the following protocols:

Cedar Sinai Park Staff:
All Staff Who Have Cross-Campus Responsibilities Will Work Only in the Building Where Their Office Resides Through May 20, 2022.

Rose Schnitzer Manor Staff, Residents, Families, and Volunteers  Through May 20, 2022:

      • Indoor visitation is limited to Compassionate Care.
      • All group activities are canceled. Virtual and 1:1 programming will continue.
      • In-room dining only continues.
      • Staff: N95 masking and shields required for all staff. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for LivingStaff, Residents, Families, and Volunteers:

      • Staff, family, and volunteers: N95 masks and shields are required through May 20, 2022, due to Multnomah County continuation in High Risk category.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in all indoor common areas.
      • Small group activity continues.
      • Communal dining continues.

We are pleased to share that Adult Day Services will resume Friday May 13, 2022.
Testing will be required for all participants.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM Administrator: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL Administrator: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
ADS Director: Nancy Heckler: 503-709-4266

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 9, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New Covid-19 Positives at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM) and Sinai In-Home Care (SIHC); PPE Update for Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL); and Adult Day Services Update

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RSM resident, and one staff member each at RSM and SIHC tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, none are symptomatic. All are fully vaccinated and boosted.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

For the month of April/May 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 58

      • Residents with mild symptoms: 33/58 (All have symptoms that are resolved)
      • Residents with no symptoms: 25
      • Residents fully vaccinated 55

Total staff testing positive: 34

      • Staff with mild symptoms: 23/34 (All have symptoms that are resolved)
      • Staff with no symptoms: 11
      • Staff fully vaccinated: 30 (four staff have exemptions)
      • Staff returned to work: 33

For the month of May 2022, COVID-19 numbers at SIHC as follows:

Total staff testing positive: 1

      • Staff with mild symptoms: 0
      • Staff with no symptoms: 1
      • Staff fully vaccinated: 1
      • Staff returned to work: 0

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contract tracing is performed.

Cedar Sinai Park Staff:
Effective Immediately, All Staff Who Have Cross-Campus Responsibilities Will Work Only in the Building Where Their Office Resides Through May 19, 2022.

Rose Schnitzer Manor Staff, Residents, Families, and Volunteers  Through May 19, 2022:

      • Indoor visitation is limited to Compassionate Care.
      • All group activities are canceled. Virtual and 1:1 programming will continue.
      • In-room dining only continues.
      • Staff: N95 masking and shields required for all staff. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for LivingStaff, Residents, Families, and Volunteers:

      • Staff, family, and volunteers: N95 masks and shields are required through May 19, 2022, due to Multnomah County continuation in High Risk category.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in all indoor common areas.
      • Small group activity continues.
      • Communal dining continues.

We are pleased to share that Adult Day Services will resume Friday May 13, 2022.
Testing will be required for all participants.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM Administrator: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL Administrator: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
ADS Director: Nancy Heckler: 503-709-4266
SIHC Director: Rachael White: 1-256-541-7994

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 4, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New Covid-19 Positives at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM) and Sinai In-Home Care (SIHC); PPE Update for Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL), and Adult Day Services Update

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RSM resident, and one staff member each at RSM and SIHC tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, none are symptomatic. All are fully vaccinated and boosted.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

For the month of April/May 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 58

      • Residents with mild symptoms: 33/58 (All have symptoms that are resolved)
      • Residents with no symptoms: 25
      • Residents fully vaccinated 55

Total staff testing positive: 34

      • Staff with mild symptoms: 23/34 (All have symptoms that are resolved)
      • Staff with no symptoms: 11
      • Staff fully vaccinated: 30 (four staff have exemptions)
      • Staff returned to work: 33

For the month of May 2022, COVID-19 numbers at SIHC as follows:

Total staff testing positive: 1

      • Staff with mild symptoms: 0
      • Staff with no symptoms: 1
      • Staff fully vaccinated: 1
      • Staff returned to work: 0

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contract tracing is performed.

Cedar Sinai Park Staff:
Effective Immediately, All Staff Who Have Cross-Campus Responsibilities Will Work Only in the Building Where Their Office Resides Through May 19, 2022.

Rose Schnitzer Manor Staff, Residents, Families, and Volunteers  Through May 19, 2022:

      • Indoor visitation is limited to Compassionate Care.
      • All group activities are canceled. Virtual and 1:1 programming will continue.
      • In-room dining only continues.
      • Staff: N95 masking and shields required for all staff. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for LivingStaff, Residents, Families, and Volunteers:

      • Staff, family, and volunteers: N95 masks and shields are required through May 19, 2022, due to Multnomah County continuation in High Risk category.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in all indoor common areas.
      • Small group activity continues.
      • Communal dining continues.

We are pleased to share that Adult Day Services will resume Friday May 13, 2022.
Testing will be required for all participants.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM Administrator: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL Administrator: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
ADS Director: Nancy Heckler: 503-709-4266
SIHC Director: Rachael White: 1-256-541-7994

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 4, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Result at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RJHC/HSCL staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Our team member is up to date with all vaccines and mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

For the month of April/May 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RJHC/HSCL are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 0
Total staff testing positive: 6

      • Staff with mild symptoms: 3/6
      • Staff with no symptoms: 3/6
      • Staff fully vaccinated: 6/6

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contract tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 2, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Result at Adult Day Services (ADS)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Tonight we learned that one staff member in Adult Day Services tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, our team member is symptomatic and up to date with vaccines.

Please join me in wishing our beloved team member a speedy recovery.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are closing Adult Day Services through Wednesday, May 11, 2022.

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living will provide drive-up testing for all non-campus participants. Please coordinate through Nancy Heckler, Adult Day Service Director.

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contract tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

ADS: Nancy Heckler: 503-709-4266
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   May 2, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Results at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM), and a PPE Update for Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RSM residents and three RSM staff members tested positive for COVID-19. Thankfully, none are symptomatic. All are fully vaccinated.

Please join me in wishing all a speedy recovery.

For the month of April 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 57
Residents with mild symptoms: 33 (29/33 have symptoms that are resolved)
Residents with no symptoms: 24
Residents up-to-date with all vaccines: 54

Total staff testing positive: 33
Staff with mild symptoms: 23 (21/33 have symptoms that are resolved)
Staff with no symptoms: 10
Staff fully vaccinated: 29 (four staff have exemptions)
Staff returned to work: 19

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contract tracing is performed.

Cedar Sinai Park Staff: Effective Immediately, All Staff Who Have Cross-Campus Responsibilities Will Work Only in the Building Where Their Office Resides Through May 12, 2022.

Rose Schnitzer Manor Residents, Families, and Volunteers Through May 12, 2022:
Indoor visitation is limited to Compassionate Care.
All group activities are canceled. Virtual and 1:1 programming will continue.
In-room dining only continues.
Staff: N95 masking and shields required. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living Residents, Families, and Volunteers:

      • NEW! Out of an abundance of caution, we are adding shields back through Monday May 9, 2022
      • Staff, family, and volunteers: N95 masks and shields required.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in all indoor common areas.
      • Small group activity continues.
      • Communal dining continues.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 29, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Results at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM), and a PPE Update for Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that an additional six RSM residents and three  RSM staff members tested positive for COVID-19. One resident, and one staff member are experiencing mild symptoms. All are fully vaccinated.

Please join me in wishing all a speedy recovery.

For the month of April 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 56
Residents with mild symptoms: 33 (29/33 have symptoms that are resolved)
Residents with no symptoms: 23
Residents up-to-date with all vaccines: 53

Total staff testing positive: 30
Staff with mild symptoms: 23 (21/30 have symptoms that are resolved)
Staff with no symptoms: 7
Staff fully vaccinated: 23 (four staff have exemptions)
Staff returned to work: 16

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contract tracing is performed.

Cedar Sinai Park Staff: Effective Immediately, All Staff Who Have Cross-Campus Responsibilities Will Work Only in the Building Where Their Office Resides Through May 5, 2022.

Rose Schnitzer Manor Residents, Families, and Volunteers Through May 9, 2022:
Indoor visitation is limited to Compassionate Care.
All group activities are canceled. Virtual and 1:1 programming will continue.
In-room dining only continues.
Staff: N95 masking and shields required. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living Residents, Families, and Volunteers:

      • NEW! Out of an abundance of caution, we are adding shields back through Monday May 2, 2022
      • Staff, family, and volunteers: N95 masks required.
      • Residents: Masks strongly recommended in all indoor common areas.
      • Small group activity continues.
      • Communal dining continues.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 27, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Results at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that an additional RSM resident and staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Both are mildly symptomatic. Both are fully vaccinated.

For the month of April 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 50
Residents with mild symptoms: 31 (29/31 have symptoms that are resolved)
Residents with no symptoms: 19
Residents up to date with all vaccines: 47

Total staff testing positive: 27
Staff with mild symptoms: 21 (9/27 have symptoms that are resolved)
Staff with no symptoms: 6
Staff fully vaccinated: 23 (four staff have exemptions)
Staff returned to work: 9

Please join me in wishing all a speedy recovery.

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contract tracing is performed.

Cedar Sinai Park Staff: Effective Immediately, All Staff Who Have Cross-Campus Responsibilities Will Work Only in the Building Where Their Office Resides Through May 9, 2022.

Rose Schnitzer Manor Residents, Families, and Volunteers Through May 9, 2022:
Indoor visitation is limited to Compassionate Care.
All group activities are canceled. Virtual and 1:1 programming will continue.
In-room dining only continues.
N95 masking and shields required for all staff. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 26, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Results at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM) and Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that an additional two RSM residents, three  RSM staff members, and one RJHC/HSCL staff member tested positive for COVID-19. All are asymptomatic except one RSM staff member who is experiencing mild symptoms. Our two residents, and one staff member at RJHC/HSCL are fully vaccinated; one RSM staff member is up to date with all vaccines, and two RSM staff are exempted.

For the month of April 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 49
Residents with mild symptoms: 30 (29/30 have symptoms that are resolved)
Residents with no symptoms: 19
Residents up to date with all vaccines: 46

Total staff testing positive: 26
Staff with mild symptoms: 20 (9/26 have symptoms that are resolved)
Staff with no symptoms: 6
Staff fully vaccinated: 22 (four staff have exemptions)

For the month of April 2022, COVID-19 numbers at RJHC/HSCL are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 0
Total staff testing positive:
Staff with mild symptoms: 2
Staff with no symptoms: 3
Staff fully vaccinated: 5

For the month of April 2022, COVID-19 numbers at Adult Day Services are as follows:

Total participants testing positive: 0
Total staff testing positive: 0

Please join me in wishing all a speedy recovery.

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contract tracing is performed.

Cedar Sinai Park Staff: Effective Immediately, All Staff Who Have Cross-Campus Responsibilities Will Work Only in the Building Where Their Office Resides Through May 5, 2022.

Rose Schnitzer Manor Residents, Families, and Volunteers Through May 5, 2022:
Indoor visitation is limited to Compassionate Care.
All group activities are canceled. Virtual and 1:1 programming will continue.
In-room dining only continues.
N95 masking and shields required for all staff. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living Residents, Families, and Volunteers:
Staff, family, and volunteers: N95 masks required.
Residents: Masks strongly recommended in all indoor common areas.
Small group activity continues.
Communal dining continues.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
Adult Day Services: Nancy Heckler: 503-709-4266

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 25, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Results at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM) and Campus Update

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that an additional 12 RSM residents and four RSM staff members tested positive for COVID-19.

From the beginning of the pandemic, March 11, 2020, only one RSM resident had tested positive. These are the first positive cases among residents since then that RSM has experienced.

The most recent positive COVID-19 numbers at RSM are as follows:

Total residents testing positive: 47
Residents with mild symptoms: 30/47 (17/30 have symptoms that are resolved)
Residents with no symptoms: 17/47
Residents up to date with all vaccines: 45/47

Total staff testing positive: 22
Staff with mild symptoms: 18/22 (7/22 have symptoms that are resolved)
Staff with no symptoms: 4/22
Staff fully vaccinated: 20/22 (two staff have exemptions)

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

Due to RSM and RJHC/HSCL resident attendance at Adult Day Services, we are also currently testing Adult Day Service participants.

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contract tracing is performed.

Cedar Sinai Park Staff: Effective Immediately, All Staff Who Have Cross-Campus Responsibilities Will Work Only in the Building Where Their Office Resides Through May 5, 2022.

Rose Schnitzer Manor Residents, Families, and Volunteers Through May 5, 2022:
Indoor visitation is limited to Compassionate Care.
All group activities are canceled. Virtual and 1:1 programming will continue.
In-room dining only continues.
N95 masking and shields required for all staff. Gowns required when caring for those who tested positive.
Residents: Masks strongly recommended in ALL indoor common areas.

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living Residents, Families, and Volunteers:
Staff, family, and volunteers: N95 masks required.
Residents: Masks strongly recommended in all indoor common areas.
Small group activity continues.
Communal dining continues.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
Adult Day Services: Nancy Heckler: 503-709-4266

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 22, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Results at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that seven RSM residents and two RSM staff members tested positive for COVID-19. All testing positive are up-to-date with vaccinations; all are mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

RSM: N95 masking and shields required for all staff, family, volunteers, and visitors.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues.

All RSM Activities are canceled through Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

RSM Room Service Dining only is in effect until Wednesday, April 27, 2022. 

Residents: Please make a concerted effort to mask when outside of your suites/apartments. 

As in all cases, contract tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 21, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Results at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that seven RSM residents and two RSM staff members tested positive for COVID-19. All testing positive are up to date with vaccinations; all are mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing will continue per OHA/DHS guidance until further notice.

RSM: N95 masking and shields required for all staff, family, volunteers, and visitors.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues.

All RSM Activities are canceled through Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

RSM Room Service Dining only is in effect until Wednesday, April 27, 2022. 

Residents: Please make a concerted effort to mask when outside of your suites/apartments. 

As in all cases, contract tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 20, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Results at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) and Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one RJHC/HSCL staff member and one RSM resident tested positive for COVID-19. Both are fully vaccinated and boosted. Our staff member is asymptomatic and our resident is exhibiting mild cold symptoms.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all CSP team members and residents will continue twice weekly, or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

RJHC/HSCL: N95 masks required for all staff, family, volunteers, and visitors.

RSM: N95 masking and shields required for all staff, family, volunteers, and visitors.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues.

All RSM Activities are canceled through Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

RSM Room Service Dining only is in effect until Wednesday, April 27, 2022. 

Residents: Please make a concerted effort to mask when outside of your suites/apartments. 

As in all cases, contract tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 19, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Results at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that four RSM residents and two RSM staff tested positive for COVID-19. Our beloved residents and staff who just tested positive are fully vaccinated and boosted. All are mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all CSP team members and residents will continue TWICE weekly On Tuesdays and Fridays, or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

RSM: N95 masking and shields required for all staff, family, volunteers, and visitors.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues.

All RSM Activities are canceled through Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

RSM Room Service Dining only is in effect until Wednesday, April 27, 2022.

Residents: Please make a concerted effort to mask when in all indoor common areas of Cedar Sinai Park.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 18, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Results at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that two RSM residents and two RSM staff tested positive for COVID-19. Our beloved residents and staff affected are fully vaccinated. One resident and both staff are mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

Contact tracing determined that our Seders were not the precipitating factor for the current RSM and RJHC/HSCL outbreaks.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all CSP team members and residents will continue TWICE weekly On Tuesdays and Fridays, or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

RSM: N95 masking and shields required for all staff, family, volunteers, and visitors.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation and small group activity continues.

RSM Dining will be closed through Thursday at this time.

Residents: Please make a concerted effort to mask when in all indoor common areas of Cedar Sinai Park.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 16, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Results at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM) and Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that 13 RSM residents, two RSM staff, and one RJHC/HSCL staff tested positive for COVID-19 as part of our current routine testing. Our beloved residents and staff are fully vaccinated. Nine residents and the three staff are mildly symptomatic; the other four are—thankfully—asymptomatic.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all CSP team members and residents will continue twice weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

RJHC/HSCL Family and Staff: N95 masking continue for all staff,
family, volunteers, and visitors.

RSM: N95 masking and shields required for all staff, family,
volunteers, and visitors.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues.

Residents: Please make a concerted effort to mask when in all indoor common areas of Cedar Sinai Park. This includes all group activities and while awaiting meals.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 14, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Result at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that two RSM residents tested positive for COVID-19 as part of our current routine testing. Our beloved residents are fully vaccinated. One is mildly symptomatic; the other is—thankfully—asymptomatic.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all CSP team members and residents will continue weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks and eye protection continues for all staff, family, volunteers and visitors.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor Visitation Continues

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 13, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Result at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This morning, we learned that one RSM staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff member is fully vaccinated and asymptomatic.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all CSP team members and residents will continue weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks and eye protection continues for all staff, family, volunteers and visitors.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor Visitation Continues

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 12, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Result at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Yesterday, we learned that one RJHC/HSCL staff member tested positive for COVID-19 as part of our current routine testing. Thankfully, our staff is fully vaccinated and asymptomatic.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all CSP team members and residents will continue weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks and eye protection continues for all staff, family, volunteers and visitors.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor Visitation Continues

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   April 11, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Result at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Last night, we learned that one RJHC/HSCL staff member tested positive for COVID-19 as part of our current routine testing. Our staff member is fully vaccinated.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all CSP team members and residents will continue weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks and eye protection continues for all staff, family, volunteers and visitors.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor Visitation Continues

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   March 29, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Second Booster Dose of Two COVID-19 Vaccines for People over 50 and Immunocompromised Individuals

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This morning we learned that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized a second booster dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for older people and certain immunocompromised individuals. The FDA previously authorized a single booster dose for certain immunocompromised individuals following completion of a three-dose primary vaccination series. This action will now make a second booster dose of these vaccines available to other populations at higher risk for severe disease, hospitalization and death. Emerging evidence suggests that a second booster dose of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine improves protection against severe COVID-19 and is not associated with new safety concerns.
The FDA amended the emergency use authorizations as follows:
      • A second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 50 years of age and older at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine.
      • A second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered to individuals 12 years of age and older with certain kinds of immunocompromise at least 4 months after receipt of a first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine. These are people who have undergone solid organ transplantation, or who are living with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level of immunocompromise.
      • A second booster dose of the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine may be administered at least 4 months after the first booster dose of any authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older with the same certain kinds of immunocompromise.
For the full FDA press release, please click here.
CSP COVID-19 Vaccine and Booster Clinics
      • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a first or second booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday. Please remember that CSP administers the Pfizer vaccine only.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   March 9, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Result at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Last night, we learned that one RJHC/HSCL staff member tested positive for COVID-19 as part of our current routine testing. Our staff member is fully vaccinated, boosted and, thankfully, asymptomatic.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all CSP team members and residents will continue weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks and eye protection continues for all staff, family, volunteers and visitors.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   February 23, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Results at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL), Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM), and Sinai In Home Care (SIHC)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that four Cedar Sinai Park staff members tested positive for COVID-19 as part of our current routine testing: One person at SIHC, two at RJHC/HSCL, and one person who works consistently across Cedar Sinai Park. Our staff are fully vaccinated, boosted and thankfully asymptomatic.

Please join me in wishing all a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all Cedar Sinai Park team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required cross-campus.

RJHC/HSCL: Eye protection continues for all staff, family, volunteers and visitors.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
ADS: Nancy Heckler: 503-709-4266

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   February 21, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Result at RJHC/HSCL

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one resident at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) tested positive for COVID-19 as part of our current routine testing. Our resident is fully vaccinated and asymptomatic. Please join me in wishing our resident a speedy recovery.

This exposure crosses Adult Day Service participants and Rose Schnitzer Manor residents. Thankfully, exposed residents, participants and staff are fully vaccinated and no one else has tested positive at this time.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As advised by our infection control consultant and out of an abundance of caution:

Adult Day Services:
Will close for the remainder of this week. If no further incidence of COVID occurs, we will reopen Monday, February 28, 2022.

RJHC/HSCL:

      • Testing for all team members and residents will continue weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.
      • Team Members: N95 masks continue to be required in addition to protective eyewear.
      • Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks continue to be required in addition to protective eyewear.

RSM:

      • Exposed residents will receive additional monitoring and testing as advised by our infection control consultant.
      • Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
ADS: Nancy Heckler: 503-709-4266

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

February 17, 2022

Dear Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and  Friends,

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced last week that Oregon will remove general mask requirements for indoor public places no later than March 31, 2022.

Many have asked whether this applies to our Cedar Sinai Park family. This afternoon, we received the following guidance from the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS):

Mask requirements for all long-term care communities and adult day programs will remain in place after March 31, 2022. This includes all staff, residents, volunteers, and visitors.

In addition, OHA continues to strongly recommend masking in all indoor public settings for high-risk individuals, including people who are unvaccinated, immunocompromised, with underlying health conditions, 65 and older, or are living with people at high risk.

CSP COVID Updates
Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.

      • 68% of all Oregonians are fully vaccinated; 81% have received at least one vaccine dose. Please click on the link for more detailed information: Mayo Clinic COVID Tracker

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: February 15, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM 

DATE:   February 15, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and  Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Result at RJHC/HSCL

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that one resident at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) tested positive for COVID-19. We learned of this positive case after our resident returned home. Thankfully, our resident is asymptomatic and fully vaccinated. Contact tracing determined the exposure occurred outside of RJHC/HSCL.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly, or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

RJHC/HSCL Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: February 11, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM 

DATE:   February 11, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and  Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Results at RJHC/HSCL

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we’ve learned that two team members at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) have tested positive for COVID-19. One team member is symptomatic, one is not. Both are isolating at home.

Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly, or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

RJHC/HSCL Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: February 7, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM 

DATE:   February 7, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and  Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Results at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, four (4) residents in the Holzman House tested positive for COVID-19. These are considered break through cases as all four residents are fully vaccinated. Three of our four residents are symptomatic. Our residents will recuperate at a COVID-19 recovery community, then return home.

Please join me in wishing our beloved residents a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly, or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. Please remember that all visits must occur in the individual resident suite only. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear. 

Communal dining and group activity are suspended at this time.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: February 5, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM 

DATE:   February 5, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and  Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Results at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) and Sinai In-Home Care (SIHC)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned that an RJHC/HSCL team member and a SIHC team member each tested positive for COVID-19 as part of routine testing. Both team members are asymptomatic and isolating at home.

Please join me in sending our beloved team members positive thoughts and prayers.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly, or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

RJHC/HSCL Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: February 3, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM 

DATE:   February 3, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and  Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Result at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This morning, we learned an RJHC/HSCL team member tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff member, although fully vaccinated, is mildly symptomatic. Our team member has been isolating at home since last week due to an exposure outside of Cedar Sinai.

Please join me in sending our beloved team member positive thoughts and prayers.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly, or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

RJHC/HSCL Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: February 1, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM 

DATE:   February 1, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and  Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Results at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) and Contract Tracing Update

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, both a resident and a team member at RJHC/HSCL tested positive for COVID-19 as part of our weekly routine testing. Our resident and team member are fully vaccinated, and have no symptoms at this time.

Our staff member is currently isolating at home. Our resident was preparing to return home, but will now first recuperate at a COVID-19 recovery community.

Please join me in wishing our beloved team member and resident a speedy recovery.

Contact tracing continues to determine that none of the positive cases identified over the past several months were internally spread; in other words, the exposures occurred outside of our campus.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly, or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

RJHC/HSCL Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: February 1, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM 

DATE:   February 1, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and  Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Result at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Late last night, we learned a team member at RJHC/HSCL tested positive for COVID-19 as part of our weekly routine testing.  Our team member is fully vaccinated, has no symptoms, and is isolating at home at this time.

Please join me in wishing our beloved team member a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly, or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

RJHC/HSCL Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 31, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM 

DATE:   January 31, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and  Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Results at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) and Downtown Affordable Housing; Continued Closure of Adult Day Services (ADS)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned a staff member at each RJHC/HSCL, and our downtown affordable housing, tested positive for COVID-19. Our team members, although fully vaccinated, are both mildly symptomatic. Both are isolating at home.

ADS will be closed again this week, due to extended isolation requirements for our beloved team members.

Please join me in sending our beloved team members positive thoughts and prayers.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly, or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

RJHC/HSCL Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

We are planning to reopen Adult Day Services Monday, February 7, 2022. All participants and ADS staff will test prior to entering the Day Center.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
ADS: Nancy Heckler: 503-709-4266

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 29, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM 

DATE:   January 29, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and  Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Result at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Late last night, we learned that a team member at RJHC/HSCL tested positive for COVID-19.  Our team member is fully vaccinated, mildly symptomatic, and isolating at home at this time.

Please join me in wishing our beloved team member a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly, or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

RJHC/HSCL Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 28, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM 

DATE:   January 28, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Result at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL), Adult Day Services (ADS), and Downtown Affordable Housing

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned staff members at RJHC/HSCL, ADS, and our downtown affordable housing tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff members at RJHC/HSCL and in affordable housing are mildly symptomatic.

All are fully vaccinated. All are isolating at home.

Please join me in sending our beloved team members positive thoughts and prayers.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

RJHC/HSCL Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

We are planning to reopen Adult Day Services Monday, January 31, 2022, unless an additional positive result is identified over the weekend.  All participants and ADS staff will test prior to entering the Day Center.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 26, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM 

DATE:   January 26, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Result at Adult Day Services (ADS)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Last night, we learned an Adult Day Service Program (ADS) staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Our team member is fully vaccinated and, thankfully, asymptomatic.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are extending the closure of ADS through Friday, January 28, 2022, at this time.

Please join me in sending our beloved participant thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and CSP residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our leadership, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

ADS: Nancy Heckler: 503-709-4266
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 24, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM 

DATE:   January 24, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Result at Adult Day Services (ADS)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This morning we learned an additional participant in our Adult Day Service Program (ADS) tested positive for COVID-19. Our participant although fully vaccinated, is mildly symptomatic.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are closing the program through Wednesday January 26, 2022, at this time.

Please join me in sending our beloved participant thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and CSP residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our leadership, or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

ADS: Nancy Heckler: 503-709-4266
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 20, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

The past two weeks have been especially challenging for Cedar Sinai Park (CSP) as we, like so many other senior living communities across the nation, experience a surge in COVID-19 among our staff. As shared today on KATU news, Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems President Becky Hultberg made it clear that the next couple of weeks will continue to be daunting.

The current situation is a “perfect storm” caused by the universal shortage of staff in healthcare that pre-dated COVID-19, the exodus of staff across the board as a result of the pandemic, and the most unfortunate component: staff becoming stricken with the virus.

While affected staff revolve in and out as Centers for Disease Control (CDC) work restrictions dictate, CSP remains committed to providing the continuity of care our community deserves and expects. Please know that our staff continue to rise to the occasion, taking on extra shifts, working together across departments, and serving our residents and one another with incredible compassion and grace.

We are truly blessed at CSP.

CSP COVID Updates
Currently, the following number of staff are at home due to either COVID-19 exposure or a positive test result:

        • RJHC/HSCL (includes adult day services (ADS), development, executive, finance, and human resources): 8 staff, or 5%
        • RSM: 9 staff, or 11%

An additional participant at ADS tested positive since our last communication.

Please note: Staff and our participant are fully vaccinated.

          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.
          • 67% of all Oregonians are fully vaccinated; 80% have received at least one vaccine dose. Please click on the link for more detailed information: Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Tracker.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

♥ Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
♥ Make sure your mask has a good fit.
♥ Avoid touching your face.
♥ Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 19, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 19, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Result at Adult Day Services (ADS)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This morning we learned a participant in our Adult Day Service Program (ADS) tested positive for COVID-19. Our participant although fully vaccinated, is mildly symptomatic.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are closing the program for the remainder of the week at this time.

Please join me in sending our beloved participant thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Today we are testing all ADS staff and CSP campus residents who attend ADS.

Participants who live off-site may coordinate a drive-up rapid test with ADS Director, Nancy Heckler.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required.

RJHC/HSCL: Eye protection continues for all staff, family, volunteers and visitors.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social Distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
♥ Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 18, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 18, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Result at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This afternoon we learned a fourth staff member at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff member, although fully vaccinated, is mildly symptomatic.

Please join me in sending our beloved team positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required.

RJHC/HSCL: Eye protection continues for all staff, family, volunteers and visitors.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social Distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
♥ Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 18, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 18, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Results at Robison Jewish  Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL), Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM), and Kehillah

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned the following:

RJHC/HSCL:
Our staff member who experienced a direct exposure to COVID-19 outside of CSP last week became symptomatic and tested positive for COVID-19. Our team member is fully vaccinated. Please note, our team member has been quarantining at home and will continue with isolation at this time.

RSM:
Three staff members tested positive for COVID-19 and are mildly symptomatic. All team members are fully vaccinated and isolating at home.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required.

RJHC/HSCL: Eye protection continues for all staff, family, volunteers and visitors.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

Kehillah:
A fully vaccinated, private care companion reported testing positive for COVID-19. The companion is mildly symptomatic and is isolating at home.

Kehillah Residents, Families, Private Companions, and Guests:
Masking is required in all common areas.
Common areas will remain open at this time.
CSP strongly recommends limiting group activity size.

Please join me in sending our beloved team members and private care companion positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.
Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
Social Distancing.
Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
♥ Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 17, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 17, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Result at Robison Jewish Health Center and Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we’ve learned that one team member at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) tested positive for COVID-19.

Our beloved team member is fully vaccinated, symptomatic, and quarantining at home at this time. Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ), and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As previously shared:

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team members: N95 masks are required, in addition to protective eyewear.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
Avoid touching your face.

Wash hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.

Social distancing.

Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation
and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 14, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 14, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Result at Sinai In-Home Care (SIHC)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication we’ve learned that one team member at Sinai In-Home Care (SIHC) has tested positive for COVID-19.

Our beloved team member is symptomatic and quarantining at home at this time. Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.

Avoid touching your face.

Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.

Social distancing.

Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators. We will assist you in any way possible.

SIHC: Rachael White: 503-542-0088
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 14, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 14, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Results at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) and Downtown Affordable Housing

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication, we learned the following:

RJHC/HSCL:

One staff member tested positive for COVID-19 due to an exposure outside of CSP. Our team member is asymptomatic and fully vaccinated.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including

limiting the size of group activity.

Downtown Affordable Housing:

Two (2) staff members tested positive for COVID-19 and are mildly symptomatic. Both team members are fully vaccinated.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed and team members are isolating at home.

Please join me in sending our beloved team members positive thoughts and prayers.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Please stay safe and have a Good Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 13, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 13, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Results at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This morning, we learned a staff member at RJHC/HSCL tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff member, although fully vaccinated, is mildly symptomatic.

An additional four (4) RJHC/HSCL staff members reported direct exposures outside of RJHC/HSCL. Two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 and are mildly symptomatic. Two are currently asymptomatic and negative for COVID-19. None of these staff members were in contact with staff or residents after their exposure.

All are fully vaccinated. All are isolating at home.

Please join me in sending our beloved team members positive thoughts and prayers.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 12, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 12, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Result at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This afternoon we learned a second staff member at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff member, although fully vaccinated, is mildly symptomatic.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Please join me in sending our beloved team member positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 12, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 12, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Results at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) and Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This morning we learned a staff member at each RJHC/HSCL and RSM tested positive for COVID-19. Both staff members are mildly symptomatic. Both team members are fully vaccinated.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Please join me in sending our beloved team members positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required.

RJHC/HSCL: Eye protection continues for all staff, family, volunteers and visitors.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including

limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 10, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 10, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM:  Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Result at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This weekend we learned a contract staff member at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. This contract staff member is fully vaccinated.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Please join me in sending positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

As shared in our January 7, 2022 communication:

          • Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.
          • Team Members: N95 masks are required.
          • Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required.
          • Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including

limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer: 503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 7, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 7, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM: Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Results at RJHC/HSCL and RSM; Multnomah County COVID-19 Risk Rate Increases to Extremely High

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today we learned the following:

RJHC/HSCL:

          • Two staff members tested positive for COVID-19 as a result of our current outbreak weekly testing. Both are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic. Both are isolating at home.

RSM:

          • One staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff member is mildly symptomatic and isolating at home.

Testing for all team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues. N95 masks required.

RJHC/HSCL: Eye protection continues for all staff, family, volunteers and visitors.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing, including limiting the size of group activity.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Please join me in sending heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery to each of our beloved staff members.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Today, Multnomah County risk rate has been identified as “Extremely High”. It is more important now than ever to continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          1. Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          2. Avoid touching your face.
          3. Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          4. Social Distancing.
          5. Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          6. Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer: 503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 7, 2022

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

As We Approach the First Sabbath of 2022,

May the Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules for Living

Bring Us All Positive Inspiration:

          1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk
          2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
          3. Follow the three R’s:
            1. Respect for self
            2. Respect for others
            3. Responsibility for all your actions.
          1. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
          2. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
          3. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
          4. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
          5. Spend some time alone every day.
          6. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
          7. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
          8. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
          9. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
          10. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
          11. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
          12. Be gentle with the earth.
          13. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
          14. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
          15. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

CSP COVID Updates

          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30 am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.
          • 67% of all Oregonians are fully vaccinated; 80% have received at least one vaccine dose. Please click on the link for more detailed information: Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Tracker.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of

indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Good Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson

Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 5, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 5, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM: Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:        New COVID-19 Positive Results at RJHC/HSCL, Rose Schnitzer Tower (RST) and the Lexington Apartments (Lex)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since yesterday’s communication we’ve learned the following:

RJHC/HSCL:

          • Two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 Both employees are fully vaccinated, mildly symptomatic, and quarantining at
          • The Executive Order (EO) for RJHC/HSCL will

Testing for all RJHC/HSCL team members and residents will be repeated weekly or as otherwise instructed by OHA/DHS until further notice.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues but all visitors must wear N95 masks in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing.

RSM Residents: We strongly suggest not visiting friends at RJHC/HSCL at this time

to mitigate exposure cross-campus. N95 masks in addition to protective eyewear will be required as stated above for those choosing to visit.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

CSP Affordable Housing:

RST:

          • An additional staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing determined that one other employee was exposed and we are awaiting their test results. Our employee is fully vaccinated, mildly symptomatic, and quarantining at home.
          • One resident tested positive and has been hospitalized for COVID-19. We do not know the vaccination status of this

Lex:

          • One resident has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is fully vaccinated and is quarantining at home with mild

Please join me in sending heartfelt wishes for a speedy recovery to each staff member and resident.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Polina Munblit Gregg: 971-303-1465

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer: 503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 4, 2022

URGENT MEMORANDUM

DATE:   January 4, 2022

TO:       Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM: Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE:       New COVID-19 Positive Results at RJHC/HSCL, RSM, and Rose Schnitzer Tower (RST)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Over the past 12 hours, we’ve learned that one staff member each at RJHC/HSCL, RSM, and at Rose Schnitzer Tower (RST) has tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing determined none of these positives are due to work-related exposures and that other staff and residents were not exposed. All employees are fully vaccinated.

Our beloved team members are currently quarantining at home. RSM and RST team members are experiencing symptoms. Please join me in wishing them a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

RSM: Polina Munblit Gregg: 971-303-1465

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer: 503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 30, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Late last week (12/23) the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provided additional interim guidance for managing work restrictions for healthcare workers who test positive or have been exposed to COVID-19. After careful consideration and consultation with our infection control professional, and out of an abundance of caution, CSP will continue the current “conventional” practice:

Updated Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Healthcare Personnel

Summary:

Additionally, on Monday, the CDC updated the recommended time for isolation for the GENERAL PUBLIC: CDC Isolation and Quarantine Update for General Public

Summary:

If you test positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, ISOLATE:

          • Stay home for 5 days; if you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves
          • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
          • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days

If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, QUARANTINE:

          • If you have been boosted OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 6 months OR completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months:
          • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
          • Test on day 5, if possible.
          • If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home
          • If you completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR are unvaccinated:
          • Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
          • If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
          • Test on day 5 if possible.
          • If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30 am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.
          • 66% of all Oregonians are fully vaccinated; 80% have received at least one vaccine dose. Please click on the link for more detailed information: Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Tracker.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of

indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Wishing all who celebrate a warm and joyous Christmas and Kwanzaa!

With extra love, honor, and respect in 2022,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 23, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

As winter begins, we offer some good news and hope in the face of the Omicron variant of COVID-19:

First, at CSP, 99% of residents and 96% of staff are fully vaccinated.

Additionally, over the past 24 hours, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued emergency use authorizations (EUA) for the first two oral antiviral medications to treat COVID-19 for those who test positive and are at high risk for severe progression:

          • Pfizer’s Paxlovid for the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms or about 88 pounds). Please click on the link for more detailed information: FDA Approves First Oral Antiviral for COVID-19.
          • Merck’s Molnupiravir for the treatment of mild-to-moderate coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in adults with positive results of direct SARS-CoV-2 viral testing. Different than Paxlovid, Merck’s medication is only approved for those whom alternative COVID-19 treatment options authorized by the FDA are not accessible or clinically appropriate.

Molnupiravir is not authorized for use in patients younger than 18 years of age because it may affect bone and cartilage growth.  Please click on the link for more detailed information: FDA Approves Second Oral Antiviral for COVID-19.

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30 am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.
          • 66% of all Oregonians are fully vaccinated; 80% have received at least one vaccine dose. Please click on the link for more detailed information: Mayo Clinic COVID-19 Tracker.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of

indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Wishing all who celebrate a warm and joyous Christmas and Kwanzaa!

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 16, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

We are replacing our weekly informational with the following news:

Late last night we learned an RJHC/HSCL team member tested positive for COVID-19. The team member is currently quarantining at home. Please join me in wishing our beloved team member a speedy recovery.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required. In anticipation of direction from OHA and DHS we initiated the following protocols:

Testing for all RJHC/HSCL team members and residents.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to protective eyewear.

Residents, Families, and Volunteers: Indoor visitation continues but all visitors must wear N95 masks in addition to protective eyewear.

Additional attention will be paid to appropriate social distancing

RSM Residents: We strongly suggest not visiting friends at RJHC/HSCL at this time

to mitigate exposure cross-campus. N95 masks in addition to protective eyewear will be required as stated above for those choosing to visiting.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

 We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

While we do not know the strain of COVID-19 at this time, please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

Weekly Vaccine Clinics

  • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Wishing all a warm Good Shabbos and last weekend of Hanukkah!

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 10, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Mask fatigue has become a reality for all of us as the tide of COVID-19 continues to wash over us. At CSP, it’s most important to remember that we wear our masks as a sign of love, honor and respect for all who live, work at, and visit our community.

Please accept this gentle reminder that masking continues to be  a regulatory requirement at CSP as follows:

          • Masks are required for all who work, live, and visit CSP while in all common areas; At RJHC/HSCL, face shields/goggles are also required for staff, families, volunteers, visitors, and vendors.
          • Masks are required for all attendees at all activities (residents, staff, and leaders). If you bring a beverage to the activity, you may lower your mask for a sip, and return it to the proper fitting in between.
          • Masks/shields/goggles can be removed when we are in the privacy of our apartments, suites, and private offices.
          • Masks can be removed while dining or participating in dining-related activity such as happy hour.

For more info on the “why”, a perspective of masking for the love of humanity, and how to please click on the links below:

Hopkins Face Mask Protection FAQ’s

Psychology Today: Wearing a Mask is an Act of Love

University of Kentucky How To Address Mask Fatigue

As we continue to learn, the most important action we can take to protect ourselves and our loved ones, families, and friends continues to be our tried-and-true efforts:

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30 am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Wishing all a warm Good Shabbos and last weekend of Hanukkah!

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 3, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

CSP administration and clinical leadership are paying close attention to the continuously evolving information about the Omicron variant of coronavirus.

As of today’s bulletin, nearly a dozen Omicron cases have been detected around the United States. Nebraska, New York, and Hawaii were the latest to announce infections, joining California, Minnesota and Colorado.

The following is the most updated information we have about changes to public policy in the USA:

          • All international travelers must take a coronavirus test one day before their flight to the United States, starting December 6, 2021.
          • Domestic travelers will be required to wear masks on airplanes, trains, buses and other transportation through March 18, 2022.
          • Scientists in South Africa say the risk of infection by the Omicron coronavirus variant is at least three times higher than from variants such as Beta and Delta, according to a preprint study (the study has yet to be peer reviewed) published December 2, 2021.

As we continue to learn, the most important action we can take to protect ourselves and our loved ones, families, and friends continues to be our tried and true efforts:

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of

indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30 am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Wishing all a warm Good Shabbos and last weekend of Hanukkah!

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 24, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

To Light Another Light

Written in 2019 by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (z”l)

There’s a fascinating argument in the Talmud. Can you take one Hanukkah light to light another? Usually, of course, we take an extra light, the shamash, and use it to light all the candles. But suppose we don’t have one. Can we light the first candle and then use it to light the others?

Two great sages of the third century, Rav and Shmuel, disagreed. Rav said No. Shmuel said Yes. Normally we have a rule that when Rav and Shmuel disagree, the law follows Rav. There are only three exceptions and this is one.

Why did Rav say you may not take one Hanukkah candle to light the others?

Because, says the Talmud, you diminish the first candle. Inevitably you spill some of the wax or the oil. And Rav says: don’t do anything that would diminish the light of the first.

But Shmuel disagrees, and the law follows Shmuel. Why?

The best way of answering that is to think of two Jews: both religious, both committed, both living Jewish lives. One says: I must not get involved with Jews who are less religious than me, because if I do, my own standards will fall. I’ll keep less. My light will be diminished. That’s the view of Rav.

The other says No. When I use the flame of my faith to light a candle in someone else’s life, my Jewishness is not diminished. It grows, because there is now more Jewish light in the world. When it comes to spiritual goods as opposed to material goods, the more I share, the more I have. If I share my knowledge, or faith, or love with others, I won’t have less; I may even have more. That’s the view of Shmuel, and that is how the law was eventually decided.

The idea that the light (of spirit, of love, or knowledge) grows brighter when shared resonates widely: Rumi said: “The lamps are different, but the light is the same.” Buddha said: “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.”

Together, our light shines brighter. Celebrating our community this holiday season!

Thank you for sharing your light with Cedar Sinai Park!

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30 am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of

indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Wishing all a Happy Hanukkah.

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 18, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

As we approach the next holiday season, CSP Medical Director Kirsten Carr shares her wisdom and perspective on holiday gatherings:

As the weather chills, the leaves fall, and the days seem to darken way too early, we know that it must be close to family gathering time. Heading into Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday season brings to mind, for many, gathering with family and friends to commune. But, after almost two years of limited interaction, social distancing, outdoor-only meetings, and masking, many are wondering how to be safe around their family and friends this year.

The best defense against transmitting COVID-19 remains reducing the risk of spread through vaccination if you are able. We now have approval for boosters for all adults over 65 and those who work in healthcare. Flu shots have also been made readily available this year. As I am writing, Multnomah County has a current COVID -19 vaccination level of 81% (at least one dose of a vaccine administered). Nationwide, the rate is 69%, which raises how to stay safe in groups where some or many are not vaccinated. I am pleased to share that CSP vaccination rates continue to exceed national levels: Staff: 96%; RSM Residents: 99%; HSCL Residents: 98%; RJHC Residents: 93%.

Evaluating your own risk is always important. If you have been fully vaccinated and do not have health concerns, your personal risk of being around those who are not fully vaccinated is largely based on the risk of the community in which they live. If you will be around family who are at higher risk due to not being vaccinated or coming from a community with a high level of transmission, your risk will be higher. In addition, if you have an impaired immune system, you may be at higher risk of a breakthrough case even if vaccinated.

Some things that can help reduce your risk are to encourage those you will be gathering with to avoid high-risk situations for the several days before your family gathering. It would also be wise for those at the highest risk to be tested before attending the gathering. As always, those events that are outside or well ventilated are the lowest risk. Wearing masks, trying to maintain social distance, washing hands, and avoiding gatherings altogether if you feel sick in any way are also vital steps for helping to reduce the spread of germs during the Winter Holiday season. As always,

we kindly ask that any family or friends planning to visit with residents on campus be free of any symptoms when they enter our buildings.

I hope that we can all gather together safely in the coming months. I know we can also extend grace and empathy to those family and friends who still feel that any interaction at this time is unsafe. So much progress has been made, and we will continue to work diligently to keep our residents and staff safe at Cedar Sinai Park.

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30 am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of

indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson                                                                                                                    Kirsten Carr, MD
Chief Executive Officer                                                                                                      Medical Director

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 11, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Sharing the history of Veteran’s Day. Deep gratitude to those who served and are serving, as we continue to hope for healing and peace in the world.

Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day—here’s how it evolved:

~By Erin Blakemore, writer for National Geographic, published November 10, 2021

The U.S. holiday began as a celebration of the end of WWI. But in the wake of even deadlier conflicts, November 11 became a day to honor all military veterans.

Parades, ceremonies, and a much-needed day off—Veterans Day, observed on November 11 each year, is one of the nation’s 12 Congressionally designated federal holidays. The holiday is distinct from Memorial Day, which grew out of the Civil War-era tradition of decorating the graves of deceased soldiers. While Memorial Day honors those who died in military service, Veterans Day celebrates the living and the dead.

But Veterans Day didn’t always celebrate all military veterans. Once known as Armistice Day, it has roots in one of the most destructive conflicts in history. Here’s how the holiday evolved from a day of postwar mourning to a celebration of all those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. (These were history’s deadliest conflicts.

The first Armistice Day

The holiday’s beginnings can be traced to the late days of 1918, when a weary world began to look toward the end of what was commonly called the “Great War.” Over four long years, World War I had obliterated European landscapes, ushered in the use of deadly new technologies such as poison gas, and entangled more than 30 nations. Revolutions had upended the governments of many of the combatant countries, and an influenza pandemic was sweeping the world.

After a long stalemate, the United States entered the war, and the Allied forces launched an offensive that would prove decisive. The Allies’ terms were tough, but Germany was in no position to argue. Finally, on November 11 at 11:00 a.m. Paris time, an armistice came into effect.

World War I was over, but the world reeled from its losses. A total of about 10 million men were killed in action, and another 20 million were wounded worldwide. The U.S. had only joined the conflict in 1917, but it alone had lost over 116,000 lives and seen about 320,000 other casualties. Those losses were bitterly felt, especially among those whose loved ones had been buried in over 2,300 temporary cemeteries on European soil.

A year after the armistice, Americans made plans to observe the anniversary nationwide. Multiple governors declared legal holidays. Veterans’ associations and groups around the country made plans to commemorate the occasion with ceremonies, religious ceremonies, and fundraising for the American Red Cross. On November 11, 1919, the New York Times noted that people around the world would hold moments of silence at 11:00 a.m.

President Woodrow Wilson issued a message in commemoration of the anniversary. “To us in America,” he wrote, “the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, and with gratitude for the victory.”

The evolution of Armistice Day

The ceremonies became an annual observance among many who wanted to keep the memory of the war alive, and by 1926 the U.S. Congress had adopted a resolution urging President Calvin Coolidge to issue annual Armistice Day proclamations. In 1938, November 11 was designated Armistice Day nationwide by act of Congress, which said that the day should be “dedicated to the cause of world peace.”

But world peace proved elusive. Though World War I had been dubbed “the war to end all wars,” the world plunged back into conflict. In 1941, the U.S. entered World War II—which would become what is still known as the world’s deadliest conflict. Over 291,000 American soldiers died in battle, and another 670,000 were wounded. The Korean War followed in 1950, leading to the deaths of nearly 34,000 American soldiers and another 103,000 wounded.

By that time, Armistice Day had begun to seem outdated, as most veterans had been born after World War I ended. In 1953, Alvin J. King, an Emporia, Kansas, cobbler who had lost a nephew during World War II, petitioned the city to rename the holiday to honor all who had served. That year, the city celebrated Veterans Day on November 11 instead.

Emporia’s U.S. congressman, Edward H. Rees, took up the cause and proposed a federal name change. “Armistice Day unfortunately is not being observed the way it ought to be observed,” Rees said during a Congressional hearing on the matter. The holiday would “give recognition to the fact that before and since World War I, millions of United States men have fought and died under the flag of the United States in the furtherance of world peace.”

Congress agreed, and the name change became official in 1954.

The Uniform Monday Holiday Act

In 1968, Congress passed a law that moved four federal holidays, including Veterans Day, to Monday, bowing to pressure from a coalition of travel and tourism groups that argued more three-day weekends would stimulate the economy. In a statement upon signing the bill, President Lyndon B. Johnson said the law would “help Americans enjoy more fully the country that is their magnificent heritage,” visit their families, and travel farther.

The move enraged veterans’ groups. “We look at this as a legislative distortion of history,” American Legion commander William C. Doyle told the Associated Press, “an…accommodation to our economic system—the almighty dollar, if you will—at the expense of historical fact.”

When the change went into effect in 1971, pressure mounted and most states changed their observances of the holiday back to November 11. In the face of growing confusion, in 1975 Congress held hearings on whether it should change the federal holiday back.

Legislators weighed everything from weather to the number of times November 11 would fall on a Monday, and heard testimony on both sides of the issue. “The emotion and feeling in the hearts of our World War I veterans and citizens of that era who recall the impact of the ceasefire on the 11th month, the 11th day, and the 11th hour in 1918 should serve as the cornerstone as this generation attempts to build a permanent framework for peace throughout the world,” said Kansas Representative Keith G. Sebelius.

Ultimately, the veterans won the day and Congress moved Veterans Day back to November 11. The change went into effect in 1978, and the federal holiday has been celebrated on the 11th ever since.

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of

indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 5, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

According the Oregon Health Authority, pediatric doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are now approved for use in Oregon for children ages 5 through 11. Oregon, like all states, is receiving a small supply of pediatric vaccine this week, with a steady increase in doses expected in the coming weeks.

The approved pediatric version is a one-third strength dose and ships in vials with orange lids to distinguish it from the adult version with a purple lid. The pediatric vaccines work in the same way as the adult version and are also administered in two doses at least 21 days apart.

Efficacy of the shots was similar to what was observed in adults. In Pfizer’s clinical trial, vaccination was nearly 91% effective in preventing infection in children 5-11 years old while the delta variant was circulating.

The Oregon Health Authority is warning parents they might have to wait a few days before the vaccine is widely available, and that demand for the vaccine could exceed initial supply.

More than 77,000 of the pediatric doses coming to Oregon are being shipped directly to health care settings like children’s hospitals and pediatrician’s offices. Another 38,100 are going to county public health departments and federally qualified health centers working to vaccinate people who are Black, Hispanic, or in other under-vaccinated populations. In addition, the federal government has made 60,000 of the pediatric shots available to pharmacies in Oregon, though it’s not clear whether pharmacies have ordered that full amount.

CSP’s contracted long-term care pharmacies will not be ordering the pediatric vaccine at this time so we will not be vaccinating our 5-11 year old future team members and volunteers. 😉

Call your provider or use the Get Vaccinated Oregon (GVO) locator map to find a provider near you that has pediatric doses of Pfizer available.  As providers throughout the state receive the pediatric vaccine, locations will be added to the GVO locator map. You can also call 211.

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of

indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Good Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 28, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us to more deeply appreciate every moment of life and to make every moment count. Sharing the following beautiful and resonant essay by Hanna Perlberger about this week’s Parasha (Torah Portion), Chayei Sarah:

 

Making the Count of Our Days Count

“When you waste a moment, you have killed it in a sense,

squandering an irreplaceable opportunity. But when you use the moment properly,

filling it with purpose and productivity, it lives on forever.”

~The Lubavitcher Rebbe

Chayei Sarah begins with the death of our matriarch, Sarah. Chayei Sarah literally means, however, “the Life of Sarah.” So is this a switcheroo—a mere marketing gimmick to uplift us, or is it one of those paradoxical teaching moments?

The Talmud explains how those who are righteous, who fill their days in productive and positive ways, are considered alive when they are dead, while those who bring toxicity and negativity into this world are viewed as dead even while they are alive. So it is quite fitting that following the death of Sarah, we focus on the meaning and influence of her life—who she was and what she accomplished—even though she is no longer living.

Sarah died at the age of 127, and rather than simply tell us that she was 127 years old when she passed, the Torah describes her lifespan in a curious way: “Sarah’s lifetime was one hundred years, twenty years, and seven years.” And so, a year is not a year is not a year. (Just think if two hours watching an engrossing show feels the same as two hours sitting through a boring lecture. In one case “time flies,” whereas in the other, “time stands still.”) Time is relative. It is defined more by its quality than its quantity.

Choosing Ultimate Reality

There is a mystical idea that our days on earth will ultimately be comprised of the garments that clothe our soul after we die. These garments are those of “thought,” “speech” and “action.” The quality of these garments will not be determined by the years of our life, but by the “life in our years.” In other words, we stitch together these holy garments from our good deeds (our mitzvot) and the moments we create that we endow with the quality of ultimate meaning, and therefore, infinite reality. For example, someone could live to a ripe old age, and yet, sadly, have lived a life of such little significance and substance that his or her soul could be naked or virtually naked in the next world.

Each day of our lives presents us with endless possibilities. We constantly stand at the crossroads of choice. How many times have I thought, “Sorry G‑d, I have no time to pray. I am just so busy. Catch you later. Maybe tomorrow?” Thinking I am choosing “reality” (you know, “getting stuff done”), I fritter away many moments of time that at the end of the day evaporate like smoke. It’s like consuming empty-calorie junk food instead of nutrient-rich food filled with vitality. I think I am eating, but nutritionally, I’m not. It’s OK once in a while, but I certainly wouldn’t make a habit of it.

On the other hand, when we consciously embrace our lives moment by moment, cognizant of the power and significance of our choices, mindfully aware of our words and deeds, we can weave together holy garments that will wrap us like a hallowed shawl.

Close Versus Connected

The Hebrew word for sacrifice—namely, the sacrifices that were brought to the Holy Temple—is korban. The root of that word is karev, which means “close.” Hence, we are to understand that the purpose of bringing a sacrifice is to come closer to G‑d, and we have opportunities every single moment to actively move towards where we want to be.

The holiest offering that was brought into the Temple, however, was the ketoret, the incense offering. The word itself means “to bond” or “to connect.” It represents the weaving together of different elements to form one unified entity that does not come undone. It is here that I recognize how I am inextricably linked and interconnected with G‑d. While I do my part by “coming close” in my “thought,” “speech” and “action,” my soul is already there and bonded.

Leveraging Time

And in so doing—since the soul does not die—it’s as if we don’t truly die. Sarah physically died. That’s the truth. But the opposite was also true. As a woman whose life was alive with the fullness of her choices, Sarah also lived, as death only marked a new form of her life. Sarah embodies the idea that we must not merely count our days, but we must make our days count.

So make the most of every moment. Make your moments holy. Make your moments endure by weaving into them a sacred reality. By understanding the infinite power and potential of each moment, you can stitch together the fabric of your life so that your spiritual loveliness will be there to embrace and clothe your eternal soul. Happy weaving!

Internalize & Actualize

          • Starting with the moment you wake up, list four small things you can incorporate into your day to infuse it with meaning and holiness. (Think morning, afternoon, evening and before bed. This could be a few minutes of meditation upon arising, giving gratitude for the food you are eating for breakfast, dedicated focus about those you love in your life, appreciation that you have a roof over your head, etc.) The goal is to stop, think and actively acknowledge these things.
          • Write down something you struggle with staying positive about. It can be physical or spiritual. Then, tapping into the garments of your soul, commit to shifting your thought, speech and action about that struggle in a practical way on a daily basis. Write down a small step you can take and then make sure to think it, say it out loud and do something towards being positive.

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of

indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 25, 2021

TO: Cedar Sinai Park Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

FROM: Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer

RE: Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) Executive Order Update

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Department of Human Services (DHS) has notified us that RJHC/HSCL’s Executive Order is lifted:

 Team Members: Vaccinated staff may return to KN95/paper medical mask use in addition to shields.

          • Residents: Visitation between RJHC/HSCL and RSM may resume!!
          • Residents, Families: Indoor visitation may resume. Please remember the visits may occur in resident apartments only.
          • Volunteers: Please join us for activities and programming.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Developments continue to change day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 22, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Yesterday afternoon, “CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, M.D., M.P.H., endorsed the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ (ACIP) recommendation for a booster shot of COVID-19 vaccines in certain populations. The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) authorization and CDC’s recommendation for use are important steps forward as we work to stay ahead of the virus and keep Americans safe.

For individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their initial series:

For the nearly 15 million people who got the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

There are now booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States. Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received and others, may prefer to get a different booster. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.”  Click here to read the entire CDC press release.

As we are all aware, this past Monday (October 18), Oregon’s vaccine mandate went into effect. We are pleased to share that 95% of CSP team members are now “fully” vaccinated. 5% have been granted exemption and accommodation.

Click on the link below to watch Governor Brown’s appreciation video thanking Oregonians for getting vaccinated:

Governor Brown Thanks Oregonians for Getting Vaccinated

Also want to share the videos created by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Catholic Charities “Magic” team, bringing vaccination confidence to Oregon — and across the world. Through a partnership with OHA, Catholic Charities hired a cross-cultural team of COVID-19 Community Engagement Specialists in early 2021.

To read the full article from Oregon Vaccine News, click here.

Click the links below to hear stories from across Oregon’s cultures about getting the COVID-19 vaccine:

Burmese: Seng RaAshin SirindaLung Wah

English:  Chomba

French: Papa Eugene

Rohingya: Sam

Somali: Ayan SalatHassan

Swahili: Papa EugeneHaika

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • RJHC/HSCL remains under Executive Order at this time for the positive staff result received 10/4/2021. We expect DHS to lift the order at any moment as there have been no further positive results over our two week testing period. Thank you all for your patience.
          • Boundary Street Campus Residents/Families: Third dose/boosters are in process for RJHC/HSCL, RSM, and Kehillah.
          • Affordable Housing Residents and Colleagues Booster Clinics: We thank Walgreen’s and Miley Flowers, Supervisor of Service Coordinators for our communities, for their partnership in assuring our residents and staff receive the booster:
          • Rose Schnitzer Tower: November 8 and 9, 10:00am-3:00pm
          • Park Tower: November 10, 10:00am-3:00pm
          • Lexington and 1200 Building: November 11, 10:00am-1:30pm

Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

                  • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
                  • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
                  • Avoid touching your face.
                  • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Wishing all a warm and welcoming Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 14, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

It is with bittersweetness I share that Dru Rosenthal, Director of Development and Communications and Grace Hollandsworth, Communication and Event Manager are leaving CSP. While they will remain part of CSP’s extended family, their last day as part of our team is Friday, October 15.

Dru will be joining Relay Resources (https://relayresources.org) as Director of Communications. She will be working with the organization over time to initiate a comprehensive development platform. Relay Resources “cultivates meaningful work for people with disabilities and other barriers.”

Grace Hollandsworth is pursuing her next life adventure as she and her husband Eric are going to become parents and will be preparing their home for that new shayna punim. 😉

Big thank you to Nathan Gregg during this transitional time. For all development inquiries, you may reach Nathan at: nathan.gregg@cedarsinaipark.org or via mobile at 503-522-2116.

We are grateful to both Dru and Grace for sharing their expertise, hearts, and souls with CSP and we wish them much Mazel!

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • RJHC/HSCL remains under Executive Order at this time for the positive staff result received 10/4/2021.
          • Boundary Street Campus Residents: third dose/boosters are in process for RJHC/HSCL, RSM, and Kehillah.
          • Affordable Housing Residents and Colleagues: A November third dose/booster clinic is currently being coordinated for all four CSP affordable housing communities located downtown. Date(s) forthcoming.
          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9:30am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

                  • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
                  • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
                  • Avoid touching your face.
                  • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 8, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

With the state and federal vaccine mandate implementation ten days away, Cedar Sinai Park shares our progress to date: 92% of our staff on the Boundary Street Campus are already fully vaccinated; an additional 1% will be fully vaccinated after the October 18 date; 6% requested an exemption and are currently engaged in an interactive process with HR; and 1% of our staff elected not to vaccinate and will be separated from employment at CSP.

As of October 18, 2021, our policy includes:

Residents who are unvaccinated are required to:

          • Wear enhanced PPE while in common areas on campus including N95 masks and face shields (we will do our best to assist those with memory impairment in maintaining this requirement)

Team Members with approved vaccine exemptions who work on site are required to:

          • Wear enhanced personal protective equipment [PPE] at all times while on campus including N95 masks and face shields; and
          • Participate in routine COVID-19 testing.

Family Members, Guests, and Outside Contractors will be required to:

          • Attest to being fully vaccinated, or have received medical or religious exemption.

Those unvaccinated with approved medical or religious exemption will be required to:

          • Wear enhanced personal protective equipment [PPE] at all times while on campus including N95 masks and face shields;
          • Report exposure to Covid-19, or positive test result.

New Employees are required to provide proof of vaccination prior to beginning work at Cedar Sinai Park.

CSP will adjust this policy if appropriate and necessary

in light of changing rules, guidelines, circumstances, and experience.

We are awaiting additional guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) regarding the mandate and will keep you informed.

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • RJHC/HSCL remains under Executive Order at this time for the positive staff result received 10/4/2021.
          • Boundary Street Campus Residents: third dose/boosters are in process for RJHC/HSCL, RSM, and Kehillah.
          • Affordable Housing Residents and Colleagues: A November third dose/booster clinic is currently being coordinated for all four CSP affordable housing communities located downtown. Date(s) forthcoming.
          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

                  • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
                  • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
                  • Avoid touching your face.
                  • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 4, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This morning we learned an RJHC/HSCL team member tested positive for COVID-19 as part of our routine testing. The team member currently quarantining at home.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required. In anticipation of direction from OHA and DHS we are initiating the following protocols:

We are initiating testing for all RJHC/HSCL team members and residents.

Team Members: N95 masks are required in addition to shields.

Residents: Visitation between RJHC/HSCL and RSM is suspended at this time
to mitigate exposure cross-campus.

Residents, Families and Volunteers: Indoor visitation is suspended at this time.
Compassionate care visits (and visits as required under federal disability rights laws such as the ombudsman), will continue.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 1, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This week’s column is inspired by last night’s CSP Board Meeting Drash, given by Elise Brickner-Schulz, Cedar Sinai Park’s Chair of our Board of Trustees. Sharing an ancient prayer of healing and new prayers for the COVID-19 pandemic:

Prayer for Acts of Healing
May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our ancestors that this endeavor bring healing, for You are the generous healer.
Siddur Mizrachi

Intention When Receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine
This prayer is intended for use by [hospital] staff of all spiritual traditions. It would be appropriate to add the shehechiyanu blessing after receiving the vaccine.

With gratitude for the wisdom of the scientists
the courage of the clinical trial volunteers
the dedication of the thousands of leaders and workers
who made it possible for me to receive it.

May this vaccine protect me from this virus
bring peace of mind to those who hold me dear
give me strength to continue to care for those who
depend on my professional skills
and compassionate presence.
Rabbi Deborah Miller

A Prayer for Receiving the COVID Vaccine
I have been praying for this day and now it is here!
With great excitement, a touch of trepidation
And with deep gratitude
I give thanks
To all the scientists who toiled day and night
So that I might receive this tiny vaccination
That will protect me and all souls around this world.
With the pandemic still raging
I am blessed to do my part to defeat it.
Let this be the beginning of a new day,
A new time of hope, of joy, of freedom
And most of all, of health.
I thank You, God, for blessing me with life
For sustaining my life
And for enabling me to reach this awe-filled moment.
Amen
Rabbi Naomi Levy

Prayer Recited by those Administering the Vaccine
“I praise the ETERNAL with all my heart in the assembled congregation of the upright” (Psalm 111).
God who answers in times of distress and saves, “Healer of broken hearts who binds their wounds” (Psalm 147), Who shares divine wisdom with flesh and blood and has given us understanding, science and discernment to create this vaccine:

May it be Your will that through the power of this act I will merit healing and saving lives of all the living, and be able to fulfill the teaching, “whoever saves a single life… saves an entire world ” (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:5) as it is written “I am going to bring her relief and healing” (Jeremiah 33).
Praised are You who brings healing to all flesh and does wonders.

Prayer for People Being Vaccinated
God who answers in times of distress and saves, “Healer of broken hearts who binds their wounds” (Psalm 147), who shares divine wisdom with flesh and blood and has given us understanding, science and discernment to create this vaccine:

May it be Your will that through the power of this human effort aided by God who graciously grants humans knowledge and teaches mortals understanding, science and discernment that I merit health and resilience so that these verses may be fulfilled for us: “I have removed illness from your midst” “for I the ETERNAL am your healer” (Exodus 23; 15). “Let them praise the ETERNAL for God’s steadfast love and wondrous deeds for humanity” (Psalm 107).

Praised are You who brings healing to all flesh and does wonders.

Prayer Upon Receiving the Covid-19 Vaccine
May it be Your will, Heavenly Healer, that this endeavor be for healing and may You grant healing to me, to my loved ones, to my nation, and to all who are in need. Fill me with a sense of gratitude for all who create, distribute, and deliver this vaccine, and for all those who work for the health of individuals and our communities. Empower me to care in good health ever more deeply for others. Blessed are You, Holy One, Healer of all flesh, sustaining our bodies in wondrous ways. (based on BT Brachot 60a and Birkot HaShachar)
Rabbi Andrew Sacks and Rabbi Aaron Star of The Masorti Rabbinical Assembly

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Boundary Street Campus Residents: third dose/boosters are in process for RJHC/HSCL, RSM, and Kehillah.
          • Affordable Housing Residents and Colleagues: A November third dose/booster clinic is currently being coordinated for all four CSP affordable housing communities located downtown. Date(s) forthcoming.
          • Colleagues, Families, and Friends: Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a third dose/booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Good Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 24, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This morning, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, M.D, endorsed the recommendation made Thursday by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to give the booster shot to select adult populations, including residents living in long-term care facilities and seniors aged 65 and older. The CDC recommends these groups “should” receive the shot at least 6 months after their first series of shots.

The agency also overruled ACIP and recommended the booster for those who work in high-risk and institutional settings, like healthcare workers.

Current recommendations for Covid-19 booster vaccines do not change the definition of who is fully vaccinated, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Walensky says. “We are not changing the definition right now of fully vaccinated. I think we need to have more experience with our third shot and have more people eligible and recommended to receive it before we change that definition,” Walensky said at a White House Covid-19 Response Team briefing.

The CDC currently defines fully vaccinated as being 14 days past a second dose of an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine – Pfizer’s or Moderna’s -– or 14 days past one dose of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.

CSP anticipates initiating our comprehensive booster program next week,
in addition to our continued weekly Pfizer vaccine clinic.

Due to the current surge in Oregon, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will not be changing several key infection prevention practices for Oregon nursing facilities. Infection prevention recommendations that will remain in place until otherwise notified include:

Masking in healthcare settings. Oregon Administrative Rule 333-019- 1011 continues to require masking in healthcare settings, irrespective of county transmission levels.

Quarantine of fully vaccinated residents. Irrespective of vaccination status, residents should continue to be placed in quarantine if they have had close contact with someone with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Outbreak testing. Facilities should continue to conduct full-facility testing in response to a single case in a resident or staff member.

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 21, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This morning, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, M.D, endorsed the recommendation made Thursday by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to give the booster shot to select adult populations, including residents living in long-term care facilities and seniors aged 65 and older. The CDC recommends these groups “should” receive the shot at least 6 months after their first series of shots.

The agency also overruled ACIP and recommended the booster for those who work in high-risk and institutional settings, like healthcare workers.

Current recommendations for Covid-19 booster vaccines do not change the definition of who is fully vaccinated, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Walensky says. “We are not changing the definition right now of fully vaccinated. I think we need to have more experience with our third shot and have more people eligible and recommended to receive it before we change that definition,” Walensky said at a White House Covid-19 Response Team briefing.

The CDC currently defines fully vaccinated as being 14 days past a second dose of an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine – Pfizer’s or Moderna’s -– or 14 days past one dose of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.

CSP anticipates initiating our comprehensive booster program next week,

in addition to our continued weekly Pfizer vaccine clinic.

Due to the current surge in Oregon, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will not be changing several key infection prevention practices for Oregon nursing facilities. Infection prevention recommendations that will remain in place until otherwise notified include:

          • Masking in healthcare settings. Oregon Administrative Rule 333-019- 1011 continues to require masking in healthcare settings, irrespective of county transmission levels.
          • Quarantine of fully vaccinated residents. Irrespective of vaccination status, residents should continue to be placed in quarantine if they have had close contact with someone with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
          • Outbreak testing. Facilities should continue to conduct full-facility testing in response to a single case in a resident or staff member.

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday. 

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 21, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Yesterday afternoon we learned a private duty caregiver at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. Both our resident and the caregiver are vaccinated. Our resident has tested negative at this time. No other staff or residents were exposed.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Please join me in sending positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

We just learned from DHS and OHA, that due to the extremely limited
exposure of this positive private duty caregiver:

No additional testing is required at this time.
Indoor visitation, activity, and dining may continue.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 20, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

We are pleased to share on this eve of Sukkot, that all results from first round COVID-19 testing have returned negative! Per the Department of Human Services (DHS):

Indoor visitation, including volunteers, may resume at this time!

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Chag Sukkot Sameach,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 18, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This afternoon we learned a private duty caregiver at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. Both our resident and the caregiver are vaccinated. Our resident has tested negative at this time. No other staff or residents were exposed.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Please join me in sending positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Testing for all staff and residents complete.

Residents and Families: Indoor visitation will continue to be suspended at this time, due to the RSM positive result identified September 14, 2021. Compassionate care visits (and visits as required under federal disability rights laws such as the ombudsman), will continue.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 17, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

On September 14, 2021, we shared an RSM staff member tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member had recently received their first dose of vaccine prior to testing positive.

Upon review of the data we forwarded to Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the following change has occurred:

Residents and Families: Indoor visitation is suspended at this time.
Compassionate care visits (and visits as required under federal disability rights laws such as the ombudsman), will continue.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 14, 2021 (Second Update)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This afternoon we learned a staff member at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member had recently received their first dose of vaccine prior to testing positive.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Please join me in sending positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

We will initiate testing for all staff and residents.

Staff: Per DHS, no changes to current PPE use required.
Residents and Families: Per DHS, visitation may continue.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 14, 2021

Hello Friends of Cedar Sinai Park,

We hope you enjoyed our latest Generations magazine which highlights the many programs and services your generosity enables us to provide. By now you have also received our Annual Appeal letter. Thank you to those who have responded – we appreciate your generosity more than words can say!

          • At this time of year, we pause to reflect on our amazing community who has funded, volunteered, celebrated, and advocated for Cedar Sinai Park.
          • We are so grateful for those of you who have chosen to become part of our CSP family by contributing to this year’s annual appeal. It’s never too late to become part of our CSP family…and family is everything.
          • Your generosity, your Tzedakah, ensures our residents continue to live enriching lives, with meaning and dignity – for today and for the future.

We find comfort and inspiration knowing you care about our mission.

On behalf of all of us at Cedar Sinai Park, know we count you among our blessings. We wish you – our CSP family – sweetness, good health, happiness, and peace in this New Year.

L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu Ve Techatemu,
לְשָׁנָה טוֹבָה תִכָּתֵבוּ וְתֵּחָתֵמוּ
May you be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life for a good year

Elise Brickner-Schulz            Kimberly Fuson
Chair, Board of Trustees      Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 9, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

In the spirit of Teshuvah: Returning to our true essence and Tefillah: Deepening our closeness to G-d, I share the following thoughts about Yom Kippur by Rabbi Shohama of Temple Beth-El of City Island, New York: https://www.yourshulbythesea.org/2020/09/27/kol-nidre-5781-2020-hooponopono-and-the-light-bulb/.

CSP COVID Updates:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of
indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

L’Shanah Tovah Tikatevu Ve Techatemu,
לְשָׁנָה טוֹבָה תִכָּתֵבוּ וְתֵּחָתֵמוּ
May you be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life for a good year.

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 2, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

The Jewish mystic Baal Shem Tov says “the world is new to us every morning and every being should believe they are reborn each day*.” *Pronouns changed to reflect inclusivity.

Entering the Yamim Noraim (Days of Awe) offers us all a very special opportunity to engage in Teshuvah: Returning to our true essence; Tefillah: Deepening our closeness to G-d, and Tzedakah: Socially just giving; doing the right or righteous thing.

May this Rosh Hashanah, this new year 5782, bring our CSP, local, and world communities together to rekindle within us the spirit of Tikvah (hope), Emunah (transcendent faith), and Tikkun O’lam (healing the world).

L’Shanah Tovah U’metukah

שנה טובה ומתוקה

Have a Good & Sweet Year

CSP COVID Updates:

          • No new positive results to date at RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • The Executive Order continues at RJHC/HSCL at this time. We hope to have this lifted before Rosh Hashanah.
          • RSM:
            • Today we learned that yesterday that an RSM team member tested positive for COVID-19. The exposure was outside of RSM. The team member is fully vaccinated and asymptomatic. Their last shift worked at RSM was more than 10 days ago.
            • Today we also learned that a fully vaccinated team member was exposed to COVID-19 outside of RSM. Our team member has tested negative at this time. We will continue to monitor.
          • Festive Rosh Hashanah dinners will be served both nights across campus for residents only.
          • We are still planning on live services on campus for residents only. We are blessed that Amy Shapiro and Jeff Olenick, Eddy Shuldman, Len and Elayne Shapiro, Avrel Nudelman, Rabbi Barry Cohen, Laurie Fendel and Rivkah Coburn are leading 11 different services for residents only at Rose Schnitzer Manor. In addition, Len and Elayne Shapiro will lead a Rosh Hashanah Service, and Barbara Slader will lead a Yom Kippur Service for residents of Robison Jewish Health Center and Harold Schnitzer Center for Living. Should there be an outbreak (poo, poo, poo), services will be streamed at RSM and via public access TV at RJHC/HSCL.
          • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,
Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 27, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

CSP COVID Updates:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • The Executive Order continues at RJHC/HSCL at this time. We hope to have this lifted before Rosh Hashanah.
          • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9am-noon. All are most welcome. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand. If you wish to be vaccinated or receive a booster, please notify RJHC/HSCL Administrator, Krista Mattox by noon each Monday.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of
indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Wishing all a peaceful and relaxing Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 23, 2021

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 20, 2021 (Update #2)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This afternoon we learned a private duty caregiver at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. Our resident is vaccinated and has tested negative at this time.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Please join me in sending positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

We will initiate testing today for all staff and residents.

Out of an abundance of caution, the following protocols will be initiated
due to this positive result:

Staff: N95 masks and shields will be issued.

Dining Services: Resident dining only. Guest dining suspended at this time.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer: 503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 20, 2021 (Update #1)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

We are pleased to share the following information regarding COVID-19 third dose and boosters, compliments of our trusted advisor and partner, Consonus Pharmacy:

Q: What is the difference between a third dose and a booster?
A: Immunocompromised individuals that completed the initial primary vaccine series are now eligible for a third dose. This is because the immune response to the first and second dose may not have been sufficient due to their immunocompromised health status. For additional information on immune suppression refer to CDC Yellow Book.

Individuals that had a sufficient immune response to the primary vaccine series will likely be eligible to receive a booster dose in the future. A booster dose is intended to boost an immune that may wane over time.

Q: Under the current Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), who is eligible for a third dose and when should it be given?
A: Only immunocompromised patients qualify to receive a third dose. A third dose of the PfizerBioNTech COVID-19 vaccine or Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine can be administered at least 28 days following the first two doses.

Q: When will my community/facility be able to get access to third dose vaccines?
A: Consonus clients activated in the Vaccine Continuity Program can order vaccine now to be given as a third dose for immunocompromised patients. As with the first and second dose, immunocompromised patients should consult their provider before they receive ANY dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Q: Is a third dose going to be available to the adults ≥65 years of age, long-term care residents and healthcare personnel starting September 20th?
A: On Tuesday, August 24th the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) will meet and determine if the vaccine Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) will be amended to include a recommendation for a booster dose for all individuals, including adults ≥65 years of age, long-term care residents and healthcare personnel.

Q: Will the additional vaccine doses be the same as the original ones or different?
A: The third dose approved in the EUA is the same formulation as the original vaccine. However, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are both evaluating other vaccines developed to specific variants like the Delta variant.

Q: Why was the Johnson and Johnson vaccine not included in the EUA amendment for a third dose?
A: The Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine received an EUA approximately two months after the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Because the Johnson and Johnson vaccine works differently from the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines studies are currently being conducted to determine if a third dose should be recommended.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer: 503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 19, 2021 (Update #2)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

In the spirit of total transparency, we are informing you that late this afternoon, an RJHC/HSCL team member reported they were exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19 outside of the workplace. Our dear team member is currently asymptomatic, quarantining at home pending test results.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As RJHC/HSCL is already under an Executive Order from the County for last week’s exposure, the following protocols will remain in place:

Additional testing for RJHC/HSCL residents and team members.

Staff: N95 masks along with shields.

Visitation: Indoor visitation is limited to compassionate care.
Outdoor visitation may continue.

Community Planned Group Activities: Limited to 10 participants if in the Goodman Living Room. Household-specific activity may include all 12 residents. All with CSP staff only. Volunteers suspended at this time.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer: 503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 19, 2021 (Update #1)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today, Governor Kate Brown updated health safety measures for health care workers in Oregon. This update pushes back the Governor’s original vaccine deadline from September 30 to October 18 or six weeks after FDA approval. The update comes as our state faces a surge in new COVID-19 cases and record-breaking hospitalizations.

According to Governor Brown, Oregon’s vaccination requirement for health care workers will no longer have a testing alternative. Health care workers will be required to be fully vaccinated by October 18 or six weeks after full FDA approval, whichever is later.

This includes healthcare workers who work in:

          • Nursing Homes
          • Assisted Living Communities
          • Residential Care Communities
          • Adult Foster Care
          • Home Care Workers who work in long-term care (nursing homes, assisted living, residential care, adult foster care).
          • Hospitals

For those who wish to watch the Governor’s press conference click here.

As always, CSP will respond to this initiative with sensitivity and respect for
our team members.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Human Resources, the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

CSP Human Resources: Duncan McArthur: 971-717-7180
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer: 503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 18, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

A special thank you to Dr. Carr and Krista Mattox for guest writing!

The information regarding required vaccination for healthcare workers is changing rapidly. Below is a summary we hope gives you the most updated news to date and a good measure of comfort that CSP is responding both nimbly and respectfully.

Beginning with the August 4, 2021 mandate from Governor Brown, on August 5, 2021, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) issued a temporary rule requiring health care workers to be fully vaccinated or undergo COVID-19 testing at least weekly in order to work in a healthcare setting by September 30, 2021. CSP already has a protocol in place for testing.

08052021 OHA Temporary Rule COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing Requirements for Healthcare Providers and Healthcare Staff in Healthcare Settings

Today:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is developing an emergency regulation requiring staff vaccinations within the nation’s more than 15,000 Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing homes or providers will lose Medicare and Medicaid funding:

Nursing homes must vaccinate employees or lose Medicaid/Medicare funding

          • We do not yet know how this will affect Governor Brown’s mandate and OHA’s subsequent temporary rule.
          • We expect the regulation roll out this week or early next week.
          • We believe there will be a window of time for providers to comply.
          • Right now, this affects only nursing home providers (Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living). We expect this will change to include all providers that accept Medicare and Medicaid funding.

Booster vaccines have been approved for those who received Pfizer or Moderna. The booster should be given 8 months after an individual’s second dose was administered:

Biden Administration to offer booster vaccine 09202021

Interesting information about the Pfizer vaccine, administered at CSP:
FDA Storage Update for Pfizer Vaccine

          • CSP is working with our contracted pharmacies to provide boosters for all in our community. More to come as we know how much vaccine we will be able to obtain.

CSP COVID Updates:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • The Executive Order continues at RJHC/HSCL at this time.
          • We are planning to re-open Adult Day Services Monday August 23, 2021. All participants and staff will be re-tested before entering the day center.
          • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9am-noon. All are most welcome. Please contact Krista Mattox, HSCL/RJHC Administrator. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of
indoor social gatherings continue to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus leadership or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 16, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today we learned that one of our beloved CSP Adult Day Service (ADS) participants was exposed to a family member who tested positive for COVID-19 (the family member was too young to be vaccinated). All ADS participants and team members are vaccinated.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Because CSP ADS serves our campus and the general community, out of an abundance of caution, and due to the increased number of COVID-19 positive cases in our city and county, including a rise in the number of identified Delta variant cases, per our infection prevention consultant and medical director, the following protocols have been initiated due to this exposure:

Adult Day Services:

          • Initial rapid testing for exposed participants and team members completed; all negative.
          • Program will be closed Monday August 16-Friday August 20, 2021. We will re-evaluate this depending on the health status of team members and participants.
          • Follow-up testing for participants will occur prior to re-opening.
          • General community participants and family advised to watch for COVID-19 symptoms and follow-up with their individual primary care physician as appropriate.
          • CSP resident participants will continue to be monitored per CSP protocol.
          • Team members will continue to be monitored per CSP protocol.

Rose Schnitzer Manor:

          • Initial rapid testing for exposed residents who are participants of ADS complete; all negative.
          • Health Services to monitor exposed residents for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 and follow-up test as appropriate (we do this already twice per day for all residents).
          • No limitations on visitation or activity at this time (please remember that masks are required for residents choosing to participate in group activity).
          • Testing for exposed team members in process.

Harold Schnitzer Center for Living/Robison Jewish Health Center:

          • Residents were initially rapid tested Saturday, August 14, 2021due to the team member exposure on this day; all negative.
          • Nursing to monitor exposed residents for signs/symptoms of COVID-19 and follow-up test as appropriate (we do this already twice per day for all residents).
          • Both HSCL and RJHC continue to be under Executive Order due to Saturday’s team member exposure: N95 (shields continue); indoor visitation limited to compassionate care; volunteers suspended at this time; activity limited to 10 persons in Goodman Living Room; all members of a household may participate in group activity (please remember that masks are required for residents choosing to participate in group activity).
          • Monthly PCR testing for all CSP vaccinated team members occurs this week (weekly testing for those who are not vaccinated continues; this includes ADS team members).

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated team members aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

CSP ADS: Nancy Heckler: 503-709-4266
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer: 503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 14, 2021

Good Shabbos Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

In the spirit of total transparency, we are informing you that late last night, an RJHC/HSCL team member reported they were exposed to a person who tested positive for COVID-19 outside of the workplace. Our dear team member is currently asymptomatic, tested negative with an initial rapid test, and is quarantining at home at this time, pending results of a PCR follow-up test.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Due to the increased number of COVID-19 positive cases in our city and county, including a rise in the number of identified Delta variant cases, and out of an abundance of caution, per our infection prevention consultant and medical director, the following protocols will be initiated due to this exposure:

Testing today for all residents and staff.

Staff: N95 masks and shields will be issued.

Visitation: Indoor visitation is limited to compassionate care.
Outdoor visitation may continue.

Community Planned Group Activities: Limited to 10 participants if in the Goodman Living Room. Household-specific activity may include all 12 residents. All with CSP staff only. Volunteers suspended at this time.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Shannon Freeman (through August 15, 2021): 503-449-1895
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer: 503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 12, 2021

We warmly welcome Krista Mattox, Robison Jewish Health Center’s Administrator to give this week’s update.

COVID-19 News Update:
On Friday, August 4, 2021, Governor Kate Brown announced new health safety measure for health care workers in Oregon. This includes those who work in nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and other health care settings like hospitals. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is in the process of establishing an emergency rule that will require health care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by September 30, 2021.

Any member of Cedar Sinai Park staff who is not vaccinated for any reason, will be required to undergo testing at least once a week for any week they are present for work on campus.

One other update:
Starting tomorrow – August 13, 2021, Multnomah County will require masking in all indoor areas, once again. The county COVID rate has increased exponentially over the last two weeks and 100% of the positive COVID cases are the Delta variant.

Over the summer, the Multnomah County COVID case rate was at a low of 136 cases (the week of June 27, 2021) and has now grown to a weekly case rate of 735 cases (the week of August 1, 2021). Currently, the county is experiencing an average of 179 COVID cases per day.

CSP COVID Updates:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • RJHC/HSCL continues to offer weekly COVID vaccine clinics to anyone who would like to be vaccinated. Please let us know if you have any friends or family who would like to receive their vaccine, as we are happy to provide this service for you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators who will assist you in any way possible:

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Krista Mattox
Administrator, RJHC

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 2, 2021

Kimberly Fuson is on holiday. We warmly welcome Dr. Kirsten Carr, Cedar Sinai Park’s Medical Director to give this week’s update.

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

“As the Delta variant incidence increases throughout the world, we remain vigilant to prevent the spread through our community. The greater Portland Metro area has seen both an increase in infection in unvaccinated folks and breakthrough infection (or infection following vaccination). Even here at Cedar Sinai Park, we have had a couple of isolated staff with positive tests. Testing in the broader community has not yielded any indication of further spread.

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is more easily transmitted than the original (or ancestral) version of the virus. Even asymptomatic vaccinated folks can spread this new variant by shedding the infection. Vaccination, however, remains the best defense and the best hope of avoiding serious illness. With vaccination, risk of hospitalization and death is reduced 25-fold. Risk of infection is also reduced eight-fold in vaccinated folks as compared to unvaccinated.

Although vaccination remains the best way to help curb COVID -19 infections and we highly encourage all those staff and residents who are able to complete the vaccination series, there are several other things that can also help reduce the risk of acquiring a breakthrough infection (infection after vaccination).

Social distancing and masking while indoors is key. Outdoor transmission risk remains low. Reducing the chance of infection being brought in from the outside is also still of utmost importance and our staff and visitors will continue to mask and use face shields when the incidence in the county is at a moderate level or above as per guidance from the state. We will also allow our staff to stay home when they feel ill to reduce the risk of them sharing their illness with our residents.

It has been a tiring last almost 18 months in this new world of COVID infection. It is difficult to remain vigilant and we hope to continue to find ways to embrace our friends and family safely. We will continue to share information as it becomes available and to strive to keep you and your family both informed and protected to the best of our ability.”

-Dr. Kirsten Carr

CSP COVID Updates:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9 am-noon. All are most welcome. Please contact Krista Mattox, HSCL/RJHC Administrator. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

• Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
• Avoid touching your face.
• Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
• Social Distancing.
• Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
• Seek medical assistance as necessary.

I am on holiday August 4-11, 2021. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators who will assist you in any way possible:

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson, CEO         Dr. Kirsten Carr, Medical Director

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 2, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This afternoon we learned that a SIHC care giver tested positive for COVID-19. Our staff member is experiencing mild symptoms, and quarantining at home at this time.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Please join me in sending positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

July 29 and 30, 2021Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) AND Sinai In Home Care (SIHC) Testing Update:
RJHC/HSCL:

          • 106/107 employee results received: ALL NEGATIVE.
          • 62/77 resident results received: ALL NEGATIVE; 3 residents declined testing.
            SIHC:
          • 13/13 employee results received; ALL NEGATIVE (Employee became symptomatic after this round of testing).

Until all RJHC/HSCL results received, we will continue the following protocols:

Staff: N95 masks and shields.

Visitation: Indoor visitation is limited to compassionate care.
Outdoor visitation may continue.

Community Planned Group Activities: Limited to 10 participants if in the Goodman Living Room. Household-specific activity may include all 12 residents. All with CSP staff only. Volunteers suspended at this time.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

• Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
• Avoid touching your face.
• Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
• Social Distancing.
• Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
• Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Shannon Freeman, RN, DON (until August 4, 2021)
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
Kimberly Fuson, Chief Executive Officer: 503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: July 29, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Over the past two weeks, we have experienced significant increases in positive incidences of COVID-19 cases nationally, internationally, and locally. The following is a summary of this week’s most important news to keep you informed:

1. Our nation’s healthcare trade associations and professional associations have joined together in sending a message to our nation’s capital calling for a continuum-wide vaccine mandate:

Healthcare providers across the country join together to support COVID vaccine mandate
Additional healthcare providers join in supporting a vaccine mandate

2. Israel is on the forefront of vaccination once again, initiating a third vaccine dose for citizens 60 and up:

Israelis age 60 and up get 3rd vaccine dose starting next week

3. According to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), over the past two weeks, we’ve seen a ten-fold rise in positive incidence of the Delta variant in Oregon. The following excerpt is from OHA’s July 27, 2021 bulletin.

Please join me and the CSP team in being
“Masked Avengers” and wear your masks in all indoor public venues.

OHA recommends universal mask use for all public indoor settings
In response to a large jump in cases and hospitalizations and in alignment with new national guidance calling for masking measures to prevent the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, the OHA today is recommending universal mask use in public indoor settings throughout the state to protect people in Oregon from COVID-19.

“Today’s reported sharp rise in cases and hospitalizations in Oregon are sobering reminders that the pandemic is not over, especially for Oregonians who remain unvaccinated,” said Dr. Dean Sidelinger, state epidemiologist and state health officer.

“The highly contagious Delta variant has increased tenfold in the past two weeks in Oregon, and it is now estimated to be associated with 80% of the new cases in Oregon. The use of face masks provides significant protection for individuals who are unvaccinated as well as an additional level protection from a small but known risk of infection by the virus for persons who have already been vaccinated.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who are vaccinated with currently available vaccines are protected from the virus and the circulating variants, including the Delta variant that is now seen in the majority of Oregon’s new cases.

OHA’s recommendation aligns with the CDC’s new guidance issued today that everyone, including fully vaccinated persons, wear a mask in public indoor settings. OHA’s recommendation applies statewide, and not just areas with higher infections and high transmission, as cases have increased across the state in recent weeks due to the Delta variant.

OHA is continuing to call on local community and public health leaders, and businesses, to encourage vaccination and masking to prevent new outbreaks in areas of high transmission.

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9am-noon. All are most welcome. Please contact Krista Mattox, HSCL/RJHC Administrator. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continues to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus leadership or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Shannon Freeman, RN, Director of Nursing Services: 503-449-1895

With “masked” love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: July 26, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Due to the excellent rapid response of our staff and per the Department of Human Services:

Visitation: Indoor visitation may be resumed (within resident apartment).
Outdoor visitation may continue.

Community Planned Small Group Activities: May resume with volunteers.

Dining Services: Guest dining may resume.

CSP MASK TYPE AND SHIELD USE OVER THE NEXT 72 HOURS:

Staff: N95 masks and shields will continue.
N95 masks and shields will be made available to residents, guests, and volunteers.

Residents, families, guests, and volunteers: We request you be circumspect about visiting inside at this time.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC Administrator: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM Administrator: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: July 24, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This morning we learned a private duty caregiver at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. This caregiver and the resident served are both vaccinated. Our resident has tested negative at this time.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Please join me in sending positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

We will initiate testing today for all staff and residents.

Out of an abundance of caution, per our Medical Director, Kirsten Carr, MD, the following protocols will be initiated due to this positive result:

Staff: N95 masks and shields will be issued.

Visitation: Indoor visitation is limited to compassionate care.
Outdoor visitation may continue.

Community Planned Group Activities: Limited to 10 participants with CSP staff only. Volunteers suspended at this time.

Dining Services: Resident dining only. Guest dining suspended at this time.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.

          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC Administrator: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM Administrator: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: July 22, 2021 (second update)

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the increase in COVID-19 cases in Multnomah County. The current risk rate has risen to moderate. What does this mean for CSP?

          • Per the direction of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), shields will now be added back as required PPE for staff, families, and other guests until the risk rate returns to minimal.
          • Families and other guests may continue to visit both indoors (in resident apartment and suites only) and outdoors at this time.

What about High Holy Days?

          • After much soul searching and out of an abundance of caution, Rosh Hashanah dinners and all services will be open to residents only.

To track what’s happening along with us, please click: OHA COVID Indicators

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC Administrator: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM Administrator: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: July 22, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

In our quest to increase your knowledge and understanding and to support informed decision-making at CSP and in our wider community, am sharing the following article from John Hopkins to help us all better understand the facts about COVID-19 vaccines. This article was updated May 14, 2021:

COVID-19 Vaccines: Myth Versus Fact
Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized vaccines for COVID-19, and their distribution has begun, Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., senior director of infection prevention, and Gabor Kelen, M.D., director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response, review some common myths circulating about the vaccine and clear up confusion with reliable facts.

MYTH: The COVID-19 vaccine can affect women’s fertility.

FACT: The COVID-19 vaccine will not affect fertility. The truth is that the COVID-19 vaccine encourages the body to create copies of the spike protein found on the coronavirus’s surface. This “teaches” the body’s immune system to fight the virus that has that specific spike protein on it.

Confusion arose when a false report surfaced on social media, saying that the spike protein on this coronavirus was the same as another spike protein called syncitin-1 that is involved in the growth and attachment of the placenta during pregnancy. The false report said that getting the COVID-19 vaccine would cause a woman’s body to fight this different spike protein and affect her fertility. The two spike proteins are completely different and distinct, and getting the COVID-19 vaccine will not affect the fertility of women who are seeking to become pregnant, including through in vitro fertilization methods. During the Pfizer vaccine tests, 23 women volunteers involved in the study became pregnant, and the only one who suffered a pregnancy loss had not received the actual vaccine, but a placebo.

Getting COVID-19, on the other hand, can have potentially serious impact on pregnancy and the mother’s health. Learn more about coronavirus and pregnancy. Johns Hopkins Medicine encourages women to reach out to their medical providers to discuss other questions they have about COVID-19 as it relates to fertility or pregnancy.

MYTH: If I’ve already had COVID-19, I don’t need a vaccine.

FACT: People who have gotten sick with COVID-19 may still benefit from getting vaccinated. Due to the severe health risks associated with COVID-19 and the fact that re-infection with COVID-19 is possible, people may be advised to get a COVID-19 vaccine even if they have been sick with COVID-19 before.

There is not enough information currently available to say if or for how long people are protected from getting COVID-19 after they have had it (natural immunity). Early evidence suggests natural immunity from COVID-19 may not last very long, but more studies are needed to better understand this. Several subjects in the Pfizer trial who were previously infected got vaccinated without ill effects. Some scientists believe the vaccine offers better protection for coronavirus than natural infection.

MYTH: Researchers rushed the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, so its effectiveness and safety cannot be trusted.

FACT: Studies found that the two initial vaccines are both about 95% effective — and reported no serious or life-threatening side effects. There are many reasons why the COVID-19 vaccines could be developed so quickly. Here are just a few:

          • The COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna were created with a method that has been in development for years, so the companies could start the vaccine development process early in the pandemic.
          • China isolated and shared genetic information about COVID-19 promptly, so scientists could start working on vaccines.
          • The vaccine developers didn’t skip any testing steps, but conducted some of the steps on an overlapping schedule to gather data faster.
          • Vaccine projects had plenty of resources, as governments invested in research and/or paid for vaccines in advance.
          • Some types of COVID-19 vaccines were created using messenger RNA (mRNA), which allows a faster approach than the traditional way that vaccines are made.
          • Social media helped companies find and engage study volunteers, and many were willing to help with COVID-19 vaccine research.
          • Because COVID-19 is so contagious and widespread, it did not take long to see if the vaccine worked for the study volunteers who were vaccinated.
          • Companies began making vaccines early in the process — even before FDA authorization — so some supplies were ready when authorization occurred.

MYTH: Getting the COVID-19 vaccine means I can stop wearing my mask and taking coronavirus precautions.

FACT: On May 13, 2021, the CDC revised safety guidelines for those who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. The updated guidelines state that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.

The CDC continues to recommend that masks and physical distancing are required when going to the doctor’s office, hospitals or long-term care facilities.

MYTH: Getting the COVID-19 vaccine gives you COVID-19.

FACT: The vaccine for COVID-19 cannot and will not give you COVID-19. The two authorized mRNA vaccines instruct your cells to reproduce a protein that is part of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which helps your body recognize and fight the virus, if it comes along. The COVID-19 vaccine does not contain the SARS-Co-2 virus, so you cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine. The protein that helps your immune system recognize and fight the virus does not cause infection of any sort.

MYTH: The side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are dangerous.

FACT: In April 2021, the CDC temporarily paused and then resumed use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Read full story.

The Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines can have side effects, but the vast majority are very short term —not serious or dangerous. The vaccine developers report that some people experience pain where they were injected; body aches; headaches or fever, lasting for a day or two. These are signs that the vaccine is working to stimulate your immune system. If symptoms persist beyond two days, you should call your doctor.

If you have allergies — especially severe ones that require you to carry an EpiPen — discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with your doctor, who can assess your risk and provide more information about if and how you can get vaccinated safely.

MYTH: The COVID-19 vaccine enters your cells and changes your DNA.

FACT: The COVID-19 vaccines are designed to help your body’s immune system fight the coronavirus. The messenger RNA from two of the first types of COVID-19 vaccines does enter cells, but not the nucleus of the cells where DNA resides. The mRNA does its job to cause the cell to make protein to stimulate the immune system, and then it quickly breaks down — without affecting your DNA.

MYTH: The messenger RNA technology used to make the COVID-19 vaccine is brand new.

FACT: The mRNA technology behind the new coronavirus vaccines has been in development for almost two decades. Vaccine makers created the technology to help them respond quickly to a new pandemic illness, such as COVID-19.

MYTH: The COVID-19 vaccine was developed with or contains controversial substances.

FACT: The first two COVID-19 vaccines to be authorized by the FDA contain mRNA and other, normal vaccine ingredients, such as fats (which protect the mRNA), salts, as well as a small amount of sugar. These COVID-19 vaccines were not developed using fetal tissue, and they do not contain any material, such as implants, microchips or tracking devices.

MYTH: Now that we have a vaccine for COVID-19, we can make vaccines for the common cold, HIV and other diseases.

FACT: The thousands of viruses that cause various diseases are very different. Many change (mutate) year by year, making it difficult to develop one vaccine that works for a long period of time.

Developing vaccines for some disease-causing viruses is tough. For example, the virus that causes HIV can hide and make itself undetectable by the human immune system, which makes creating a vaccine for it extremely difficult.

The common cold can be caused by any one of hundreds of different viruses, so a vaccine for just one of them would not be very effective.

For more info: 05142021 John Hopkins COVID Vaccine Myth vs Facts

CSP COVID Updates:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9am-noon. All are most welcome. Please contact Krista Mattox, HSCL/RJHC Administrator. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continues to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With Love, Honor, and Respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: July 16, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

In light of increasing COVID cases in Oregon and other parts of the country (07152021 LA Times), a gentle reminder of mindfulness in the spirit of love, honor, and respect feels appropriate.

While Governor Kate Brown lifted the remaining COVID restrictions for most of Oregon, mask requirements continue in specialized settings including health care. This means staff, visitor, volunteer, and resident masking continues at RSM and HSCL/RJHC.

We know that masking is not a natural phenomenon for us. I want to thank all our staff, residents, and families for your vigilance to date!

We are thrilled CSP has initiated small group activity (YAY!!!) that includes our wonderful contractors and volunteers. However, our ability to continue these programs that feed our spirits and souls relies on all of us diligently cooperating with masking, distancing, and hand sanitizing requirements.

GROUP ACTIVITY GUIDELINE REMINDER:

          • Residents choosing to attend group activities on campus MUST wear a mask AT ALL TIMES while in the activity. Hand sanitizing entering and exiting the activity is also required.
          • Staff, Contractors, and Volunteers MUST wear a mask AT ALL TIMES while in the activity. Hand sanitizing entering and exiting the activity, and between transporting of individual residents is also required.

CSP COVID Updates:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9am-noon. All are most welcome. Please contact Krista Mattox, HSCL/RJHC Administrator. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continues to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Good Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: July 9, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Cedar Sinai Park is excited to share we are partnering with Holleran Consulting to assist us in deepening the culture of community and engagement throughout CSP.

https://holleranconsult.com/

The following white paper “Why Culture Matters in Senior Living” by Michele Holleran, Founder and CEO, appeared ever-so-timely yesterday in my weekly recommended professional reading list. Sharing to give insight into why CSP selected Holleran to continue this work with us. Enjoy!

Why Culture Matters in Senior Living

And of course as always:

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
          • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9am-noon. All are most welcome. Please contact Krista Mattox, HSCL/RJHC Administrator. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand.
          • Although Governor Kate Brown lifted the remaining COVID restrictions for most of Oregon, mask requirements will stay in place for now in specialized settings including health care settings, airports, and public transit. This means staff and resident masking continues at RSM and HSCL/RJHC.
          • Small group guest dining resumed at RSM (4 total at each table). Advance reservations required. We recommend requesting guest dining 1-2 weeks advance to respect and accommodate residents first.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and limiting the size of indoor social gatherings continues to be our best defense:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
            HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
            With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: July 1, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

As we approach USA Independence Day, I am inspired to share the powerful 2021 inaugural poem from our country’s first National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman. It is raw, truthful, and hopeful for the future of our country, state, local community, and for all of us at CSP. Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz4YuEvJ3y4.
CSP COVID Updates:
  • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL, SIHC, Kehillah, or our affordable housing.
  • Vaccine Clinics continue for CSP each Wednesday, 9am-noon. All are most welcome. Please contact Krista Mattox, HSCL/RJHC Administrator. Appointments are not necessary, but we do need an accurate count for the number of vaccines to have on hand.
  • As Governor Kate Brown lifts the remaining COVID restrictions for most of Oregon, mask requirements will stay in place for now in specialized settings including health care settings, airports, and public transit. This means staff and resident masking continues at RSM and HSCL/RJHC.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: June 25, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This is going to be one hot Shabbos! We at CSP want to be sure all our residents, staff, families, and friends are taking every measure to remain the “Cool Chatulot/Chatulim” (cats in Hebrew) we know you all are! Please review and follow the recommendations below from us and the Centers for Disease Control:

          • Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
          • Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library—even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Call your local health department to see if there are any heat-relief shelters in your area.
          • Help us keep CSP air conditioning functioning as efficiently as possible:
              • RSM Residents/Kehillah Tenants:
              • Please keep windows and patio doors closed!
              • Please keep your individual heat/AC units set at 75 degrees!
              • Residents may enter and exit from any outside door.
              • RSM Families and other guests MUST continue to check in/out at reception to honor COVID guidelines.
            • RJHC/HSCL Residents:
              • Please keep windows and patio doors closed!
              • Residents may enter and exit from any outside door.
              • Families and other guests MUST continue to check in/out at reception to honor COVID guidelines.
          • Keep in mind: Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, they will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off. Use your stove and oven less to maintain a cooler temperature in your home.
          • Schedule Outdoor Activities Carefully: Try to limit your outdoor activity to when it’s coolest, like morning and evening hours. Rest often in shady areas so that your body has a chance to recover.
          • Pace Yourself: Cut down on exercise during the heat. If you’re not accustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, start slowly and pick up the pace gradually. If exertion in the heat makes your heart pound and leaves you gasping for breath, STOP all activity. Get into a cool area or into the shade, and rest, especially if you become lightheaded, confused, weak, or faint.
          • Wear Sunscreen: Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool down and can make you dehydrated. If you must go outdoors, protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher 30 minutes prior to going out. Continue to reapply it according to the package directions.
            • Tip: Look for sunscreens that say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection” on their labels- these products work best.
          • Do Not Leave Children or Pets in Cars: Cars can quickly heat up to dangerous temperatures, even with a window cracked open. While anyone left in a parked car is at risk, children are especially at risk of getting a heat stroke or dying. When traveling with children, remember to do the following:
            • Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.
            • To remind yourself that a child is in the car, keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. When the child is buckled in, place the stuffed animal in the front with the driver.
            • When leaving your car, check to be sure everyone is out of the car. Do not overlook any children who have fallen asleep in the car.
          • Avoid Hot and Heavy Meals: They add heat to your body!
          • Drink Plenty of Fluids: Drink more fluids, regardless of how active you are. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. CSP has lots of beverages and ice pops on hand!
            • Warning: If your doctor limits the amount you drink or has you on water pills, ask how much you should drink while the weather is hot.
            • Stay away from very sugary or alcoholic drinks—these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.
          • Replace Salt and Minerals: Heavy sweating removes salt and minerals from the body that need to be replaced. A sports drink can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat.
            • If you are on a low-salt diet, have diabetes, high blood pressure, or other chronic conditions, talk with your doctor or nurse before drinking a sports beverage or taking salt tablets.
          • Keep Your Pets Hydrated: Provide plenty of fresh water for your pets, and leave the water in a shady area.

…And some really great news:

Beginning Monday June 28, 2021 at RSM:

          • Marcy’s Bar is open for business!
          • The Cohn Café is opening Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm with a fantastic menu for residents and staff!
          • We are re-opening our rest apartment for the Portland Police!

And last but not least, we are thrilled to announce that CSP Adult Day Service Program will reopen Thursday July 01, 2021!

CSP COVID Testing Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or SIHC.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: June 11, 2021

CSP COVID Updates:
          • No new positive results to date at RSM, HSCL/RJHC or SIHC.
          • HSCL/RJHC Wednesday vaccine clinic continues. In addition to residents and staff, CSP is able to provide vaccines for family and friends by appointment. We are currently administering the Pfizer vaccine. Please contact Krista Mattox, Administrator at 503-320-0807 for more info.
Specific to RJHC/HSCL:
Effective Immediately:
          • Vaccinated staff will now be tested monthly on the SECOND Wednesday of each month.*
          • Unvaccinated staff will continue to be tested weekly on Wednesdays.
          • Visitors who provide proof of vaccination (CDC vaccine card) will not be tested.
*In the event of an outbreak, more frequent testing may be required.
Specific to RSM:
Effective tomorrow (a Shabbos extra):
          • Indoor visitation will resume due to no further incidence of COVID-19.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
Wishing all a Good Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: June 3, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Over the past week, our state and country began to offer incentives to encourage more US citizens to get vaccinated against COVID-19. While confident this will increase the numbers of those vaccinated thus decreasing our exposure to another wave of coronavirus, it compels us at CSP to take this opportunity to thank those staff, residents, families, volunteers, and community members who led the charge to receive the vaccine in the earliest and possibly darkest days of the pandemic.

While we continue to move forward in the USA, it is scary to learn that as of early May, less than eight percent of the world’s population had received dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In order for us to beat this pandemic, we must make a global commitment to vaccine equity.

This week, I share an article that speaks to the dire importance of vaccine equity by Sue Halpern, staff writer at The New Yorker: 06032021 New Yorker The Peril of Not Vaccinating the World

CSP COVID Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, HSCL/RJHC or SIHC.
          • HSCL/RJHC Wednesday vaccine clinic continues. In addition to residents and staff, CSP is able to provide vaccines for family and friends by appointment. We are currently administering the Pfizer vaccine. Please contact Krista Mattox, Administrator at 503-320-0807 for more info.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: May 27, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

It is with sadness and concern that last night we learned a staff member at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. This staff member had recently received their second dose of vaccine prior to testing positive.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Please join me in sending positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

We will initiate testing today for all staff and residents.

Staff: Out of an abundance of caution, per our infection control consultant, N95 and shields will be issued for the duration of this identified outbreak.

Residents and Families: Indoor visitation is limited to compassionate care.
Outdoor visitation may continue.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: May 21, 2021

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Counting the days……20 to be exact! If you haven’t already rsvp’d:

Please join us as we look back on this last fiscal year, elect new trustees, and celebrate CSP’s amazing caregivers!

Meeting Agenda:

          • “State of the Union” leadership updates:
            • Elise Brickner-Schulz, Chair
            • David Hirsch, Treasurer
            • Kimberly Fuson, CEO
          • Members* vote on the 2021-2022 slate of nominees for the Board of Trustees and conduct any other business that is properly brought before the meeting.
            The nominees for the Board of Trustees are:
      • Marc Goldring
      • Howard Graitzer, DO
      • Jennifer Griffith-Weprin, MSN
      • Jaimie Simon Harper, MSW
      • Margot Feves Pearmine
      • Felicia Rosenthal

 

        • Celebrate CSP’s caregivers for their hard work & dedication throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
        • Special performance by Six13, nationally known Jewish a cappella band

 

*Membership status applies to those who have donated to Cedar Sinai Park in any amount since July 1, 2020. Only members may vote at this Annual Meeting, but all members of the community are welcome to attend.

We look forward to “seeing” you there!

CSP COVID Updates:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, HSCL/RJHC or SIHC.
          • HSCL/RJHC Wednesday vaccine clinic continues. In addition to residents and staff, CSP is able to provide vaccines for family and friends by appointment. We are currently administering the Pfizer vaccine. Please contact Krista Mattox, Administrator at 503-320-0807 for more info.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: May 13, 2021 (Update II):

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Hot off the press! Per the CDC: “Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

Fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance.”

Please note: This latest update does NOT apply within healthcare settings such as Assisted Living (RSM) and Nursing Homes (HSCL/RJHC) at this time. We will communicate any changes in guidance from our state as we know more!

For the complete detail, please click on the links below:
CDC Update May 13, 2021 When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated

These recommendations can help you make decisions about daily activities after you are fully vaccinated. They are not intended for healthcare settings:
CDC May 13, 2021 Safer Activity Guide

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: May 13, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

As more and more of us are vaccinated (the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for those 12-15 years old this week), the question whether and in what circumstance is it OK to hug has become paramount. We all know the holistic healing components of human touch… but is it “safe”?

While a bit long, sharing the following VERY COMPREHENSIVE article from freelance health writer Becky Upham (medically reviewed by Justin Laube, MD): https://www.everydayhealth.com/coronavirus/is-it-safe-to-hug-in-a-partially-vaccinated-world/

CSP COVID Testing Updates:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or SIHC.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: May 6, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

As the pandemic continues to swirl around and through us, it’s important to remember to take a moment to breathe; to appreciate the simple, yet deeply meaningful pleasures in our lives each and every day.

In the spirit of individual and collective celebration, I’d like to share the following article by Tova Payne, Life Coach, Ecotherapist and Intuitive Counselor:

5 Simple Ways to Celebrate The Everyday
Tova Payne
http://www.tovapayne.com/

CSP COVID Testing Updates

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or SIHC.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and
distancing continues to be our best defense:

                            • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
                            • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
                            • Avoid touching your face.
                            • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!
                            • Maintain social distance of six feet.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: April 30, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today is Lag B’Omer. Literally, the 33rd day of the Omer. The Omer is counted for 49 days between the end of Passover and the holiday of Shavuot (derived from the practice of counting the days from the barley offering at the Temple to the day of the wheat offering on Shavuot). The holiday celebrates a break in a plague that is said to have occurred during the days of Rabbi Akiva. The Talmud states that the great teacher of Jewish mysticism Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai died on Lag B’Omer. In modern times, the holiday has come to symbolize the resilience of the Jewish spirit.

Lag B’Omer is the one day during the 49 days of the Omer (which is considered to be a period of semi-mourning) in which celebrating is allowed. The most popular activity on the holiday is creating a bonfire. Other activities include having picnics and playing sports.

To many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic feels like an extended period of mourning. This week, especially, with Multnomah County moving to the “Extreme Risk” category and Governor Brown’s issuance of a 60 day state of emergency, may feel especially heavy.

True to the spirit of Lag B’Omer, we are going to share some light and joy from CSP. Residents, families, and staff have been asking in the wake of increasing cases what will happen with visitation, dining, and life-affirming programs and activities:

CSP will continue with indoor and outdoor visits, communal dining and group activities as long as the following criteria are met (compliments of best practices from the Department of Human Services (DHS), Oregon Health Authority (OHA), The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)):

          • Multnomah County positivity rate remains under 10% AND at least 70% of residents are vaccinated.

Current Portland Metro positivity rates per CMS:

          • Multnomah County: 3.9%
          • Washington County: 5.0%
          • Clackamas County: 6.2%

CSP Resident Vaccination Rates:

          • RSM: 98%
          • HSCL: 98%
          • RJHC: 70% (we expect this percentage to be lower as short term residents arrive with no vaccine and we are initiating the series as part of their rehabilitation stay. 100% of new residents have received the first vaccine).

On another positive note, I want to recognize RJHC/HSCL Administrator Krista Mattox and Director of Nursing Shannon Freeman, RN, for their excellence in the coordination and administration of CSP’s vaccine continuity program. We learned from Consonus (our contract pharmacy) this week that due to their efforts, CSP is in the top three communities across Oregon with a solid and consistent plan.

CSP COVID Testing Updates:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or SIHC.

In addition to the vaccine, masking, hand hygiene, and
distancing continues to be our best defense:

                    • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
                    • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
                    • Avoid touching your face.
                    • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!
                    • Maintain social distance of six feet.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Good Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: April 22, 2021:

Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends

This week I am privileged to once again write a guest column for CSP’s News Bulletin.
Today, I write to you with my Director of Communications hat on. The importance of clear and
consistent communications to our residents, their families, our community members, and our
donors, is critical to explaining our organizational “WHY” – Why your support matters. Why
we need and appreciate your investment in CSP.

And then there is a pandemic.

Our “why” expands even further to include, “Why do we employ certain protocols to keep our
residents and staff healthy and safe?” Our CEO, Kimberly Fuson, provided updates educating
us and allaying our fears this past year (at times daily) and keeping us in the loop regarding
all COVID matters – including infection control, testing, and now vaccine clinics for residents,
staff and their families.

Our beloved community members, Karen Blauer and Eddy Schuldman, brought Our Stories
to CSP, showcasing stories written by our residents and amazing authors in our community
that highlight the rich history, the present and the future of our collective and “Why there is
significance and meaning to having a Jewish home in Portland.”

We introduced a weekly News Bulletin and created a robust social media presence
showcasing the activities and religious offerings our wonderful Life Enrichment staff and
community volunteers have been providing “remotely” to mitigate the isolation of our
residents, while still keeping them all healthy and safe.

And now, thankfully, we are slowly opening up!

Our communications now include a targeted mailing within our community announcing that
NOW is a wonderful time to move to Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM). Why move to RSM? Our
“Spring Move-In” campaign emphasizes the opportunity to live life to the fullest at any stage,
with as much support or independence as one needs. Our “why” showcases the love, honor
and respect provided to our loved ones (please share this unique opportunity to your friends!)

With spring comes new beginnings and with new beginnings, God willing, we look to the
future, with COVID in our rearview mirror. We feel hope in being able to be with our loved
ones and welcoming the community back into our midst!

Whether it’s reopening our Adult Day Services or joining Robison’s tea times, a drink at
Marcy’s Bar (which opens later in April), or purchasing fresh veggies or lunch at Cohn Café &
Marketplace – the excitement for the future is infectious.

And the future means welcoming back our dedicated volunteers to lead Shabbat services, the
RSM Choir, the Stop ‘N Shop store and more!

Here’s to our parents and those who gave of their hearts, souls and financial resources to
care for us – it is now our time to pay it forward. That is our “why.”

With love, honor, and respect,

Dru Rosenthal
Director of Development & Communications

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: April 15, 2021:

Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This week, I am honored to contribute to Kimberly’s weekly column. It’s been a month since our Heart is Where the Home Is Virtual Benefit and the generosity continues. We now have raised over $535,000 to support our residents at Cedar Sinai Park (CSP)!

Your support goes to offsetting the costs not covered by Medicaid, increased costs due to COVID, and providing for those who have outlived their means.

You truly are a blessing, and on behalf of all of at CSP, thank you. This quote from Rumi perfectly captures our appreciation for all of you:

“If you only say one prayer in a day, make it Thank You.” – Rumi

Special thanks to Elisa Klein who posted my colleague Grace Hollandsworth’s lovely story about our Benefit in this week’s Portland Society Page. CSP has not been in the Portland Society page since 2014! This is some nice publicity showcasing our residents, staff, and our generous community – that means YOU.

Enjoy this lovely weather and warm sunshine. Just another thing to be thankful for.

With love, honor, and respect,

Dru Rosenthal
Director of Development & Communications

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: April 8, 2021:

Beloved Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

ONE YEAR LATER……

The past fourteen months have been the most challenging in the history of our community. Nothing could have prepared us for the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the residents, staff, families, trustees, and volunteers of Cedar Sinai Park, it has been an especially harrowing and often terrifying journey. Wondering…worrying, not if but when, despite our best efforts and following ever-changing regulations and guidelines, COVID-19 would penetrate the walls of our campus.

Now, with most of our residents and staff vaccinated, we look forward to the future. While the challenges are still many and daunting, I believe they remain within our reach.

As we continue to carefully open our doors, we experience the tremendous healing power of human touch and connection. Hugs are happening; laughter fills the halls; a lightness of being is returning.

And it is all due to each of YOU. I am grateful for the vital leadership of our trustees, the unbridled bravery and selfless dedication of our staff, the compassion and resilience of our residents, families, and volunteers and unprecedented continued support of our community.

Thank you for the privilege of serving together.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: April 2, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Chag Pesach Sameach and Happy Good Friday Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

We welcome Shabbat and come to the end of Pesach, with many blessings from the Department of Human Services (DHS):

Beginning Monday, April 5, 2021 Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM) will initiate the following protocols:

Visitation: In apartment visitation open to all residents and visitors at all times in resident apartments, regardless of vaccination status:

          • All visitors must participate in screening before entering RSM.
          • Rapid tests are recommended and will be offered to all visitors, but not required.
          • Movement within RSM limited to coming and going to apartment for visit;
          • Visitors must wear properly fitting face coverings/masks. RSM will continue to provide masks for those visitors who forget to bring their own.
          • Close contact – We acknowledge the toll that separation and isolation has taken. We also acknowledge that there is no substitute for physical contact, such as the warm embrace between a resident and their loved one. Therefore, if the resident is fully vaccinated, they can choose to have close contact (including touch) with their visitor while wearing a well-fitting face mask and performing hand-hygiene before and after. Regardless, visitors should physically distance from other residents and staff in the facility.

Community-organized outings: May resume. Per DHS, “While a long-term care resident’s right to leave has always been maintained, it is important that residents remain vigilant regarding COVID-19 precautions and protocols while in the community.” This means please, please, please wear masks, exercise good hand hygiene and distancing (at least 6 feet).

Dining: The Newmark Dining Room is now open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner by reservation. Room Service dining will continue.

Beginning April 12, 2021, RSM is initiating Anytime Dining:

          • The Newmark Dining Room will be open 7a-3p for breakfast and lunch and 4p-7:30p for dinner.
          • The Holzman Dining Room will be open from noon-3:30p for lunch and 4:30p-8p for dinner.
          • Plexiglass dividers will be available upon request.

Once the dining rooms open, RSM will return to the pre-pandemic policy for ordering and charging for room service for those who choose to dine in.

The Cohn Café is re-opening June 1, 2021 with a new twist… Stay tuned.

PPE Requirement Changes for RSM Staff: Universal eye protection for staff members is now only required when one or more of the following criteria exists:

          • Multnomah or Washington County enters “extreme risk” by county metrics; or
          • RSM currently has an Executive Order for a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19; or
          • Less than 70% of residents are vaccinated; or
            Less than 60% of staff are vaccinated (March 15); or
            Less than 65% of staff are vaccinated (Apr 15); or
            Less than 70% of staff are vaccinated (May 15); or
            Less than 75% of staff are vaccinated (June 30).
          • Eye protection is still recommended for the care of any resident known or
            suspected to be infected with COVID-19.

Universal masking continues to be required for all staff.

RJHC/HSCL: No changes to visitation, dining, activity, and PPE protocols at this time.

CSP COVID Testing Updates
Testing: March 24-31, 2021:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or SIHC.
          • RJHC/HSCL continued testing: Initiating monthly surveillance testing for all staff April 7, 2021 (contingent upon positivity rates).
          • RSM continued testing: Initiating monthly routine surveillance testing ONLY for staff who have NOT been fully vaccinated April 13, 2021 (required by DHS).

In addition to the vaccine, PPE, hand hygiene, and
distancing continues to be our best defense:

              • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
              • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
              • Avoid touching your face.
              • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!
              • Maintain social distance of six feet.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Good Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: March 24, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Wishing all an early Chag Pesach Sameach! My father shared the following video last weekend. Sharing this bit of nachas with all of you, in his honor and I know you all “get it” (it’s been 14 months since we’ve seen each other in person let alone hugged).

With love, memories of Pesach’s past and great hope and faith in our cautiously present and future togetherness:

The Gefilte Film

On that note, because the Portland metro area’s positivity rate for COVID has been under 4% for the past several weeks, we decided to make seder in person (as well as virtual for those who aren’t yet comfortable gathering) at both Rose Schnitzer Manor Assisted Living and Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center For Living. We are blessed that our community responded so quickly and with such passion! Our phenomenal life enrichment and leadership staff have been specially assigned to each seder to assure all are appropriately distanced, disinfected, and PPE’d, of course! Oy vey!

Please join me in expressing deep gratitude to our beloved seder leaders:

In Person
Ronnie Schechter, RN 
Ken Jones 
Elise Brickner-Schulz
Kathy Hasson & Dan Schiff
Rabbi Sarah Rensin
Rabbi Barry Cohen

Virtual
Amy Shapiro & Jeff Olenick
Barbara Slader

CSP COVID Updates:
Vaccines:
We are pleased to share CSP is participating with Consonus Pharmacy for our vaccine continuity program. Beginning Wednesday, March 24, 2021, CSP will conduct vaccine clinics for new residents, new staff and any current residents and staff that opted out of our initial three vaccine clinics.

Vaccine Clinics will be held Wednesdays from 9:00am-noon at RJHC/HSCL for all staff. New resident vaccines will be given in the privacy of their individual suite/apartment.

At this time, we are able to obtain 24 doses of the Pfizer vaccine per week. Consonus is working to obtain the Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccines as well. We anticipate that more doses will be allotted to CSP as the vaccine distribution rate increases across the country.

Testing: March 8-23, 2021:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or SIHC.
          • Weekly testing of all staff continues at this time.

Visitation:

          • We continue to open cautiously to indoor visits. Residents may have two visitors at a time in the privacy of their suite/apartment. Visits are scheduled in advance and all are rapid tested and assessed upon entry, even if vaccinated.

In addition to the vaccine, PPE, hand hygiene, and
distancing continues to be our best defense:

            • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
            • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
            • Avoid touching your face.
            • Use hand sanitizer coming and going and in between!
            • Maintain social distance of six feet.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: March 16, 2021:

Kimberly Fuson (CEO), Cedar Sinai Park staff, and the Community Development Committee are grateful to everyone who attended and supported the “Heart Is Where the Home Is” Virtual Annual Benefit.

Together we raised over $520,000 to
love, honor, and respect the people
who live and work at CSP.

If you were not able to join us, please find a recording of the program HERE.

And check out our Facebook page for more updates and videos.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: March 16, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Last night we confirmed a new staff member at RJHC/HSCL tested positive for COVID-19. Our new hire has not yet reported for duty on campus. Additionally, one of our caregivers at SIHC tested positive for COVID-19 as well. Neither are symptomatic.

We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Both staff members are quarantining at home per CDC guidelines. Please join me in sending positive thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: March 11, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

It’s two days until Cedar Sinai Park’s Heart Is Where The Home Is Annual Benefit! We are thrilled to be hosting 310 guests thus far! There is room for many more, so if you haven’t already rsvp’d, please know we’d love to have you join us. We look forward to sharing an evening of haimische fun and joy!

We are also pleased to share that Kathy Thompson, CPA, our interim Finance Consultant, is joining CSP as our new CFO.

CSP COVID Updates:
Testing: Week March 1-7, 2021:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or SIHC.
            Visitation:
          • Additional guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid was received yesterday afternoon regarding “responsible expansion of visitation in nursing homes.” We are awaiting final guidance from the Oregon Department of Human Services. We also hope to learn whether this will include Assisted Living Communities. Our administrators will communicate the specifics directly to residents, families, and staff.

Together, let’s keep doing all we can to prevent the spread and shorten the duration of this pandemic:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Wash Hands for 20 seconds with soap/water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Socially Distance.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: March 5, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

We are pleased to share that the COVID-19 initial vaccine clinics at CSP and in our affordable housing communities downtown are almost complete. On our Boundary Street Campus, including Kehillah, a total of 97% of residents and 73% of staff will have been vaccinated after RSM’s third vaccine clinic on March 22, 2021. In our affordable housing communities 71% of residents and 77% of staff are vaccinated.

CSP continues to provide education and information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine to residents and staff. While the CSP team has done a remarkable job and continues to provide education and information about the vaccine, we did hope for 100% participation (aside from those residents and staff who for medical reasons were not able to be immunized).

We are awaiting final guidance from our pharmacy partners regarding post-clinic vaccine availability and process, including the brand/type of vaccine, to provide ongoing vaccinations for new residents and staff as well as for those not currently immunized who may change their minds.

Today’s article in the New Yorker gives interesting perspective regarding initial resistance to the COVID-19 vaccine: The Vaccine Resisters

CSP COVID Testing: Week February 22-29, 2021:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or SIHC.
          • We will move to monthly testing of staff at Passover, provided the Portland metro area positivity rates remain below 5%.

Together, let’s keep doing all we can to prevent the spread and shorten the duration of this pandemic:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Wash Hands for 20 seconds with soap/water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Socially Distance.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Good Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: February 25, 2021:

This week’s news is the “Whole Megillah”! We are happy to share that as of this afternoon, both RSM and RJHC/HSCL’s Executive Orders have been rescinded!

Staff: This means that we can return to KN95 or paper surgical masking with our protective eyewear/shields!

Residents and Families: This means that your administrators and their teams will be reaching out to you to share dates and processes for visitation, small group activity, and small group dining.

New: Indoor Visitation Program: In addition to compassionate care visits, while there are no active cases of COVID-19 on campus and as county positivity rates dictate, an additional 5 residents (5 at RJHC/HSCL and 5 at RSM) can entertain up to two visitors in person, in the privacy of their apartment/suite. Administrators and their teams will be communicating specific scheduling processes to residents and families directly.

Visitors must be able to adhere to the core principles of symptom screening on entry including handwashing, appropriate use of PPE, and other infection control protocols.

Per DHS, OHA, and Public Health, CSP staff must provide monitoring for those who may have difficulty adhering to core principles, such as children.

Note: CSP will rapid-test all indoor visitors prior to visiting at this time.

CSP COVID Testing: Week February 15-21, 2021:

          • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or SIHC.

All staff who tested positive have recovered and returned to service at CSP!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: February 18, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

We weathered the weather at CSP! Deep gratitude and thanks to CSP staff for turning this past weekend’s snow and ice storm into a fun event, despite the challenges. This
speaks to the invincible spirits of our team and residents!

Bless you all for your sense of humor, dedication, and love for our residents and one another!

We’ve been awaiting further guidance regarding the use of two masks. From the most recent and limited Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Study:
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/70/wr/mm7007e1.htm?s_cid=mm7007e1_x

And a good article from the Philadelphia Inquirer:
https://www.inquirer.com/philly-tips/double-masking-covid19-how-to-layer-20210215.html

The bottom line:

  • Good fit is still our best bet. The CDC laboratory-based experiments highlight the importance of good fit to maximize overall mask performance.
  • Don’t double surgical masks. Because of their loose-fitting nature, surgical masks should never be layered. Adding a second one may actually make the fit worse.
  • Don’t layer a KN95 mask with any other mask, says the CDC. And this likely applies to N95 masks, too. If the mask is overly restrictive, it may cause skin irritation or develop air leaks on the side.

On the CSP Forefront:

CSP COVID Testing: Week February 8-14, 2021:

  • No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or SIHC.

Our staff who tested positive last week are recuperating at home under the care of their physician.

Together, let’s keep doing all we can to prevent the spread and shorten the duration of this pandemic:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Make sure your mask has a good fit.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wash Hands for 20 seconds with soap/water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Socially Distance.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Wishing All a Sweet Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: February 11:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

The Weekly Bulletin provides our community with news from CSP, stories about our residents and staff, and resources that might be helpful for our community. It’s a way we can keep you up-to-date with all that is happening as part of our family!

This week, I present as guest columnist our delightful Dru Rosenthal, Director of Development & Communications:

February, the month of love, reminds us to join together and celebrate the love of our family, friends and community.

But with love comes gratitude. To witness first hand the love and commitment to our parents, whether they are ours or not, is evident from the support you provide. You continue to be here for us, answering our call throughout this pandemic, ensuring we keep our residents and staff healthy and safe. You are here for us as we prepare for CSP’s future.

And, as we get ready for CSP’s “Heart is Where the Home Is” Annual (virtual) Benefit on Saturday, March 13, 6:30pm 😊, I am touched by the outpouring of support from our sponsors and those who are participating in our Mitzvah Moment. The evening promises to be heartwarming and enlightening, not to mention fun!

Please join us to learn how YOUR good works are making a difference in the lives of our residents and how impactful and critical your continued support is to Cedar Sinai Park. Our parents took care of us. And caring for those who once cared for us is the highest honor. If you haven’t already RSVP’d, please join us today for our “Heart is Where the Home Is” (Saturday, March 13, 6:30pm)!

RSVP Here: https://cedarsinaipark.org/giving/benefit/

Make a MITZVAH MOMENT Gift Here: https://cedarsinaipark.org/giving/annual-benefit-mitzvah-moment-gift-rsvp-form/

This brings us full circle to the beginning of my column. With love comes gratitude. And I am grateful beyond words, for all of you. Now if only I can see you in person and give you a big hug!

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson & Dru Rosenthal
CEO & Director of Development & Communications

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: February 10, 2021 (Update II):

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today we learned that one of our beloved staff members at RJHC/HSCL tested positive for COVID-19. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Both are recuperating at home under the care of their respective physicians. Please join me in keeping both in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Per OHA, resident testing will be continued for the next two weeks
in addition to our weekly staff testing.

Outdoor visitation and small group activities are suspended at this time
and the opening of the Newmark Dining Room is postponed.

Staff: Please resume the use of N95 masks at this time in addition
to the protective eyewear.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: February 10, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today we learned that a private duty caregiver and staff member at RSM both tested positive for COVID-19. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Both are recuperating at home under the care of their respective physicians. Please join me in keeping both in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Per OHA, resident testing will be continued for the next two weeks
in addition to our weekly staff testing.

Outdoor visitation and small group activities are suspended at this time
and the opening of the Newmark Dining Room is postponed.

Staff: Please resume the use of N95 masks at this time in addition
to the protective eyewear.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 29, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today we learned that one of our beloved staff members at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Our staff member has no symptoms and is recuperating at home.

Per OHA, testing has been initiated for all staff and residents.
Outdoor visitation and small group activities are suspended at this time
and the opening of the Newmark Dining Room is postponed.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 28, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

The Biden Administration’s first two goals of their COVID-19 response strategy are to “restore trust with the American people” and to “mount a safe, effective, comprehensive vaccination campaign.”

The Biden Administration’s mission is to engage both public and private sectors in addressing vaccine hesitancy and countering mis- and disinformation with messages “anchored by science and fact-based public health guidance.” Special attention will focus on diverse, high-risk and hard-to-reach populations, delivering information via “trusted local messengers” and simplifying the vaccination process while reinforcing basic COVID-19 prevention measures.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/National-Strategy-for-the-COVID-19-Response-and-Pandemic-Preparedness.pdf

On a local and CSP level, while the vaccine gives us all added hope, the process of vaccination has created many questions. In collaboration with Kirsten Carr, MD, CSP’s Medical Director, we offer the best knowledge we have to date:

1.  When and where will I get a vaccine if I don’t live in senior living or affordable housing and am not a healthcare worker (paid or unpaid) or teacher?
As we know, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy, Providence, and OHSU have pooled their current vaccine allocation and have initiated clinics at the Oregon Convention Center. There are other clinics outside of Multnomah County as well. Most people will receive the vaccine through a clinic of this nature, pharmacy (Walgreen’s or CVS) or physician office.

We’ve learned that some of our community are very creative and have found ways to receive the vaccine, even though they are not part of the 1a group. For the safety of all, we encourage everyone to support the process as it exists in Oregon today, despite its challenges. Timing depends on the amount of vaccine available, then organization, distribution, and administration once more doses are received in our state.

The Oregon vaccine sign up website is still the best bet (yes, the system crashes, oy vey, but please keep trying): https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/

To learn who is eligible and when: https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le3527A.pdf

2. How will new residents and staff get vaccinated if they have not been, after the vaccine clinics are completed at CSP?
Long-term care providers are working with our other health care compadres, pharmacies, trade associations and government agencies such as the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Department of Human Services (DHS) to determine next steps. Stay tuned.

3. Will CSP be able to host vaccine clinics for staff and resident families, trustees and other volunteers?
We are exploring the possibilities as part of the next step determination above. Stay tuned.

4. Can CSP residents resume regular activity and socializing once vaccinated?/ Can I visit my loved one at CSP once I’m vaccinated?/Can I host gatherings in my home once I’m vaccinated?
We are still bound by risk category based on the rate of positivity in our county. At this time, with the blessing of both OHA and DHS, RJHC/HSCL and RSM may resume outdoor visitation, small group dining and activities. Compassionate care visits continue indoors.

As we’ve shared time and time again, the real ticket to return to our society’s previous standard of quality of life is TIME, MASKING, SOCIAL DISTANCING, and WASHING/SANITIZING HANDS. Our choices now as individuals within the CSP and greater community will have a profound impact on the duration of our separation.

It is my hope and prayer that by Rosh Hashanah, we will be able to experience a bit more togetherness. But, Dr. Carr is correct: “It is very realistic that it will take up to two years for us to move into a phase of control over this virus where we are able to interact in a way that seems “normal” again.”

5. Will the variants of the virus we’re hearing about affect the effectiveness of the vaccine?
So far, it appears the vaccines currently available from Pfizer and Moderna are effective against the new variants. Because viruses have a short life, they are able to evolve quite quickly. The strongest viruses will be the ones that are slightly different than our current immunity. As those stronger and variant strains survive, our treatments to prevent them may not work.

So, the best defense is a great offense – we must get as many people immunized to get the infection rate as low as possible to prevent further mutations of this virus to propagate.

6. Will testing still occur routinely at CSP?
Yes. As stated above, long-term care staff (and residents when applicable), will be tested routinely based on the risk category based on the rate of positivity in our county. At this time, that is weekly.

7. What is the update on masking for the general community outside of healthcare?
The guidance as it stands is for the community at large to wear at least two-ply cotton masks and limit time in stores including the grocery store.

8. What about monoclonal and other antibody therapies for those who test positive?
There are studies showing promise from both Eli Lilly and Regeneron, but neither take the place of vaccination!!
https://www.mcknights.com/news/clinical-news/new-weapon-in-our-arsenal-antibody-drug-cuts-covid-risk-by-80-percent-in-ltc-residents/

https://www.mcknights.com/news/clinical-news/clinical-trial-suggests-regenerons-monoclonal-antibody-cocktail-prevents-covid-19/

On the CSP Forefront:

On behalf of all CSP staff, deep gratitude to Marc Blattner and
Federation for the generous gift of $100 for each employee.
This is a true expression of Gemilut Hasadim, of loving kindness.

CSP COVID Testing: Week of January 18-24, 2021:
No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or within SIHC.

Testing in process for week of January 25-31, 2021.

Most staff who tested positive in the recent past have recovered and returned to work. Please join me in sending healing energy to those beloved team members who continue to recuperate at home under the supervision of their physician.

…And please, let’s keep doing all we can to prevent the spread and shorten the duration of this pandemic:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wash Hands for 20 seconds with soap/water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations.html

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson                               Kirsten Carr, MD
Chief Executive Officer                 Medical Director
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 21, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

As Nina Simone crooned in 1965, “It’s a new dawn, It’s a new day, It’s a new life”…and we’re feeling good! https://www.youtube.com/watch/oHs98TEYecM

Hope everyone experienced at least part of yesterday’s inauguration. Events were evidence of our nation’s hope, opportunity, possibility, resilience, and strength.

The same is true at Cedar Sinai Park (CSP). Amid the pandemic, our staff and trustees have been collaborating on strategic issues to revitalize and rejuvenate CSP. Now that the plan has shape, we are working on priorities and schedules. Once complete, we look forward to sharing the plan, seeking your input and best thinking.

On the CSP Forefront:

This week we’ve completed the second COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Robison Jewish Health Center, Harold Schnitzer Center for Living, and first round vaccines for our amazing Kehillah House! We’ve also begun to receive COVID-19 vaccine dates for our downtown affordable housing communities, Rose Schnitzer Tower, Park Tower, The Lexington and The 1200 Building.

We anticipate all CSP tenants, residents and staff will be vaccinated by March 30, 2021!

As President Biden shared yesterday, this is perhaps the most dangerous time of the pandemic we’ve experienced yet. It is imperative to follow CDC recommendations, even after vaccination, until enough of the population is vaccinated and the virus contained:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wash Hands for 20 seconds with soap/water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations.html

CSP COVID Testing: Week of January 11-17, 2021:
No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or within SIHC.

Testing in process for week of January 18-24, 2021.

Most staff who tested positive in the recent past have recovered and returned to work. Please join me in sending healing energy to those beloved team members who continue to recuperate at home under the supervision of their physician.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 15, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

We are beyond pleased to share vaccine clinic dates for Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM) were received late yesterday afternoon from Omnicare/CVS, RSM’s contract pharmacy:

Monday February 08, 2021
Monday March 01, 2021
Monday March 22, 2021

RSM Administrator Vivian Villegas, Assistant Administrator Polina Munblit-Gregg, MBA, Health Services Director Aaron Diester, MBA, CSP Director of Human Resources, Geneva Dougal, PHR, along with the RSM leadership team are reaching out directly to residents, families, and staff to initiate education so all can make an informed decision as expeditiously as possible.

Note: Clinic schedules are tied to best information available at this time, and are subject to change.

Those vaccinated at RJHC/HSCL’s first clinic, December 29, 2020, are doing well. Aside from sore arms at the vaccination site, one person reported a headache for a few hours and one person reported experiencing feeling poorly for a day.

Upcoming RJHC/HSCL vaccine clinic dates:
Tuesday January 19, 2021
Tuesday February 09, 2021

For those receiving the second dose January 19, 2021, please remember you MUST bring your vaccination record card to the clinic to receive the vaccine.

Again, although the vaccine is not mandated, it is one of the most important steps we can take to ending this horrible pandemic. Education and transparency about the vaccine safety and effectiveness is essential to encouraging vaccination to protect one another, our front-line healthcare workers, residents, patients, and clients.

Please remember we will still need to follow CDC recommendations, even after vaccination, until enough of the population is vaccinated and the virus contained:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wash Hands for 20 seconds with soap/water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations.html

CSP COVID Testing: Week of January 11-17, 2021:
No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or within SIHC.

Most staff who tested positive in the recent past have recovered and returned to work. Please join me in sending healing energy to those beloved team members who continue to recuperate at home under the supervision of their physician.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Wishing all a warm and loving Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 12, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

We are pleased to share that as a result of updated information from the Oregon Health Authority regarding Oregon’s phase 1a vaccine sequencing plan, Consonus, Robison’s contract pharmacy, was able to add Kehillah tenants and their unpaid (family) caregivers to Robison’s remaining two vaccine clinics, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 and Tuesday, February 09, 2021 respectively. RJHC/HSCL nurses will administer the vaccine at Kehillah.

We are awaiting confirmation of vaccine clinic dates for RSM’s contract pharmacy, Omnicare, the long-term care pharmacy component of CVS. RSM leadership is preparing ahead to assure smooth clinics. Omnicare/CVS will provide the clerical and clinical individuals to track and administer the vaccine. Residents, staff and families will receive direct communication from RSM leadership as soon as we have more information.

CSP COVID Testing: Week of January 4-10, 2021:
No new positive results to date at RSM, RJHC/HSCL or within SIHC.

CSP COVID Testing: Week of January 11-17, 2021: In process

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With hope, love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 7, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Given the nation’s events since our last communication, here’s a moment of quiet reflection:

“There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be used as a source of strength.’ No
matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is,
if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV

CSP COVID Testing: Week of January 4-10, 2021:

Testing in process cross-campus; no new negative results.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 5, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today we learned that one of our wonderful staff members at RJHC/HSCL tested positive for COVID-19. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Our staff member has no symptoms and is recuperating at home. Please join me in continuing to keep all our staff members with COVID-19 in your healing prayers.

We are pleased to share that yesterday afternoon, the Executive Order at RSM was rescinded. The team will resume scheduled outdoor visitation January 9, 2021. Indoor visitation will be initiated when our county’s risk factor lowers. Please remember visits must be scheduled 72 hours in advance: https://calendly.com/roseschnitzermanor/outdoorvisits

Testing Update:
RJHC/HSCL:
Staff: Positive as identified above; 4 results pending
Residents: All rapid testing completed Sunday evening with all results negative for COVID-19.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

The next few weeks will continue to be most dangerous due to the holidays and choices people make regarding gathering.

Please do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: January 3, 2021:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today we learned that two of our cherished staff members at RJHC/HSCL tested positive for COVID-19. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

One staff member has no symptoms and the other, mild symptoms. Both staff members are recuperating at home. Rapid testing of all RJHC/HSCL residents is in progress. Please join me in keeping all our staff members with COVID-19 in your healing prayers.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Testing Update:
RJHC/HSCL:
Staff: Positives as identified above; awaiting 47 results
Residents: No results received yet from last week’s testing. Today’s rapid testing in progress.

RSM:
Staff: No new positive results for staff.
Residents: All resident results negative (6 residents declined testing).

SIHC:
Staff: All negative.

  • We continue to monitor all residents each shift for coronavirus signs/symptoms.

 

The next few weeks will continue to be the most dangerous due to the holidays and choices people make regarding gathering.

Please do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents and one another during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 30, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Yesterday, 81 staff and 57 residents received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living’s first COVID-19 vaccine clinic! We are so very proud of our Administrator Krista Mattox, Director of Nursing Shannon Freeman and their nursing team! Special shout out to our RN Consultant Patti Garibaldi for her collaboration with the team to make this first clinic a success!

Please see our Facebook page for fun photos of the day!
https://www.facebook.com/CedarSinaiPark

CSP COVID Testing: Bi-Weekly Testing Update:
No new positive results cross-campus!

As of this week, due to a decrease in cases in Multnomah County over the previous 4 weeks, we have returned to weekly testing for staff at both RSM and RJHC/HSCL.

Our dear staff who have tested positive continue to recuperate at home.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

Let us welcome 2021 together with hope, open hearts, minds, and souls.

I DWELL IN POSSIBILITY
~Emily Dickinson

With great love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 22, 2020 (Update II):

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

One of my dearest friends sent me the following poem this week. It seems so fitting to share right here and right now, as we initiate the coronavirus vaccine around the globe and at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living, and continue ever hopeful, walking toward the light:

Blessing for the Longest Night

All throughout these months
as the shadows
have lengthened,
this blessing has been
gathering itself,
making ready,
preparing for
this night.

It has practiced
walking in the dark,
traveling with
its eyes closed,
feeling its way
by memory
by touch
by the pull of the moon
even as it wanes.

So believe me
when I tell you
this blessing will
reach you
even if you
have not light enough
to read it;
it will find you
even though you cannot
see it coming.

You will know
the moment of its
arriving
by your release
of the breath
you have held
so long;
a loosening
of the clenching
in your hands,
of the clutch
around your heart;
a thinning
of the darkness
that had drawn itself
around you.

This blessing
does not mean
to take the night away
but it knows
its hidden roads,
knows the resting spots
along the path,
knows what it means
to travel
in the company
of a friend.

So when
this blessing comes,
take its hand.
Get up.
Set out on the road
you cannot see.

This is the night
when you can trust
that any direction
you go,
you will be walking
toward the dawn.

© Jan Richardson from The Cure for Sorrow: A Book of Blessings for Times of Grief.

janrichardson.com

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 22, 2020 (Update II):

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Last night we learned that another of our cherished staff members at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

RJHC/HSCL, RSM and SIHC Bi-Weekly Staff Testing Update:
December 13-19: Testing complete. Positive results as identified. Both RJHC/HSCL and RSM remain under Executive Order. This means outdoor visitation, small group activity and small group dining are suspended at this time.

December 20-26: Bi-weekly testing: In process.

Our dear staff who have tested positive continue to recuperate at home.

RJHC/HSCL Resident Testing Due to 12/19/20 Staff Positive:
All residents tested negative. We continue to monitor all residents each shift for coronavirus signs/symptoms.

RSM Resident Testing Due to New Staff Positives:
Resident testing complete; results pending; one resident declined testing and is self-quarantining. We continue to monitor all residents each shift for coronavirus signs/symptoms.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 22, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

We are pleased to share that yesterday afternoon we received the following update from Consonus Pharmacy regarding the dates of RJHC/HSCL COVID-19 vaccine clinics:

Clinic One: Tuesday December 29, 2020
Clinic Two: Tuesday January 19, 2021
Clinic Three: Tuesday February 9, 2021

Per Consonus, our “Clinic Schedules are tied to best information available at this time, and are subject to change. COVID-19 Vaccine Supply is tied to a complex distribution chain, with multiple factors and public health entities influencing available supply.”

TODAY, RJHC/HSCL Administrator Krista Mattox, Director of Nursing Shannon Freeman, RN and CSP Director of Human Resources Geneva Dougal, PHR along with the RJHC/HSCL leadership team will reach out directly to residents, families and staff to initiate education so all can make an informed decision as expeditiously as possible.

Note: Staff who work across campus will be included in RJHC/HSCL vaccine clinics.

Again, although the vaccine is not mandated, it is one of the most important steps we can take to ending this horrible pandemic. Education and transparency about the vaccine safety and effectiveness is essential to encouraging vaccination to protect our front-line healthcare workers, residents, patients, and clients.

Please remember we will still need to follow CDC recommendations, even after vaccination, until enough of the population is vaccinated and the virus is contained:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wash Hands for 20 seconds with soap/water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations.html

We will keep you posted with any changes.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A with Dr. Carr, Medical Director of CSP

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 19, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today we learned that one of our beloved staff members at RJHC/HSCL tested positive for COVID-19 as a result of our routine testing. Thank goodness our staff member is asymptomatic. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed. Residents with potential exposure already rapid tested and all of those test results are negative.

Again, we ask that our staff, residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

Please have a safe Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 18, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today we learned that another of our beloved staff members at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

We must all continue to do our best to do all we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 17, 2020 (Third Update):

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Just now we learned that another of our beloved staff members at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.

Again, we ask that our staff, residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 17, 2020 (Second Update):

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today we learned that two of our beloved staff members at RSM resident tested positive for COVID-19. Thank goodness both staff members are asymptomatic. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.
Weekly resident testing initiated for at least the next two weeks.

Again, we ask that our staff, residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 17, 2020 (Second Update):

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today we learned that two of our beloved staff members at RSM resident tested positive for COVID-19. Thank goodness both staff members are asymptomatic. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed.
Weekly resident testing initiated for at least the next two weeks.

Again, we ask that our staff, residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

  • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
  • Social Distancing/staying home if possible.
  • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 17, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

The community light shines brighter this week as we celebrate Hanukkah and the receipt and distribution of the first of COVID-19 vaccines in our country and state.

Here’s what we know to date about when the vaccine will come to CSP:

RJHC/HSCL should receive the vaccine before the end of December 2020.
RSM/SIHC should receive the vaccine late January/early February 2021.
Kehillah and Affordable Housing Residents: CDC recommendations pending.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations.html

Our Administration and Clinical Leadership teams will be conducting education and training for staff, residents, and families so all can make an informed decision before the vaccination clinics begin. Stay tuned for information from your respective Administrator.

Although the vaccine is not mandated, it is one of the most important steps we can take to ending this horrible pandemic. Education and transparency about the vaccine safety and effectiveness is essential to encouraging vaccination to protect our front-line healthcare workers, residents, patients, and clients.

CSP’s Medical Director, Kirsten Carr, MD has prepared the following vaccine Q&A:

Q: How do these new vaccines work?
A: The COVID-19 vaccines are mRNA vaccines. Although this is a newer technology, it has been used for almost two decades. It has been studied in humans and animals during this time and has shown fewer side effects than traditional vaccination methods. Although this is the first widely distributed vaccine to use this technology, the available data indicates that these vaccines are not only more safe but also more effective. The component mRNA work by teaching the immune system to fight COVID by creating proteins that activate a specific immune response in each person’s body. Most other vaccines actually introduce a weakened virus into the body, so this is one step better and safer and more effective. Safety data has been performed on almost 40,000 test participants.

You will need to have two doses of the same brand of vaccine separated by about 21 days.

Q: Are there any adverse effects reported with the vaccines:
A: The most common side effects are mild reactions that are normal and expected. These symptoms can occur within the first 72 hours and last for around 24-48 hours. These are very common and this is in part because the vaccine causes such a great recruitment of your own immune system to make really good long-term immunity to this disease.

  • Redness at the injection site
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Swelling at the injection site
  • Muscle/Joint aches and pains
  • Fatigue
  • Low-grade fever

Some have put forth concerns about the long-term side effects. The major long-term concerns are that the immunity will not be as long lived. Vaccines in general have short term side effects, not long-term side effects.

Q: I got the vaccine and now I have symptoms. How do I know if they are COVID symptoms or just normal vaccine symptoms?
A: The symptoms mentioned above are not specific to COVID and if these occur within the first few days after the vaccine, this would not raise concern for active infection. However, an ongoing elevated temperature, cough, loss of taste, or other symptoms that are more specific to COVID infection should be evaluated and antigen testing should be considered as the vaccine should not cause positive antigen testing.

Q: Is it better to get COVID and not the vaccine?
A: No! We know that, especially in folks over the age of 65 and those with chronic conditions, there is at least a 1-3% fatality rate. That means across the CSP continuum alone we would have at least 20 folks die of the disease if everyone had it. In contrast, nobody has died from the vaccine, nor is that a likely possibility based on how the vaccine works. So, the risk of contracting COVID far outpaces the risk of vaccine.

Q: Once I get the vaccine, can I feel safe to go out again in public?
A: Until the vaccine is widely distributed and accepted into practice, continued vigilance related to infection control is required. The vaccine is very effective: 94-95% is estimated. However, that does mean that up to 6% of those who receive the vaccine do not create enough of an immune response to fight off the disease if exposed to it in the future. It will remain important to continue with hand washing, mask wearing and social distancing until we see a significant reduction of infection in the community.

Q: Should I get the vaccine if I had COVID-19?
A: Yes! The current recommendations are for all persons regardless of previous infection status to receive the vaccine. However, it is not recommended that those with an active infection receive the vaccine. Once the active infection has subsided and isolation protocols have been removed, the person would be considered safe to receive the vaccine.

Q: Who should NOT get the vaccine?
A: When we have the EUA Fact Sheet the guidance will be clear. The vaccine has not been studied in pregnant females, adolescents under 16 years old or immunocompromised patients so there is likelihood that it may not be recommended for certain subpopulations.

Q: What if I am immunocompromised?
A: Those populations were excluded from the current studies, so there is no known safety data at this time. Further, we do not know if the body would mount an immune response for those with immune system compromise or those who are taking immunosuppression therapy.

Q: What if I choose not to get the vaccine?
A: Certainly, nobody can be forced to have a vaccine. However, it will be key to the long-term containment of the virus for as many folks as can safely obtain this vaccine to receive it. Herd immunity is the concept that when a community has enough folks who have had the disease or are immune through vaccination, that the ability for a disease to become widespread is eliminated. Those who have compromised immune systems, have religious beliefs that disallow vaccination and who may have had reactions to a vaccine in the past rely on those with immunity to protect them. The herd immunity estimates for COVID-19 are 80-90%. This is very high; however, young children have not been approved to use the current vaccine. It is not yet known how the general population can obtain herd immunity until all children are immunized. Having immunity via a vaccine will remain the key for most adults to remain safe from contracting the disease.

CSP Bi-Weekly Testing Update:
December 6-12: Testing complete. No new positive results.
December 13-19: Bi-weekly testing: First test results pending; second testing of the week in process.

Our dear staff who have tested positive continue to recuperate at home.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 14, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

GOOD NEWS!!

Per the Oregon Health Authority as of 11:15 a.m.:

“COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Oregon at Legacy Holladay Park and Meridian Park Facilities. Each facility received 975 doses.

The state vaccination distribution plan rollout is happening in tandem with a federal effort that is partnering with pharmacy companies CVS, Walgreens and Consonus Healthcare to offer on-site, no-cost COVID-19 vaccines to more than 680 long-term care facilities in Oregon. The first three weeks of the operation, which starts December 21, 2020 will see 22,425 vaccine doses going to skilled nursing facilities and 80,000 doses headed to assisted living facilities.

Please see below for the full release:
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDHS/bulletins/2b10fbc

CSP Bi-Weekly Testing Update:
December 6-12: No new positive results received to date. Awaiting final results from second test.
December 13-19: Bi-weekly testing: In process.

Again, we ask that our staff, residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by continuing to follow CDC guidelines.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 10, 2020:


Happy Hanukkah
CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families & Friends!
Let our voices rise and our lights burn
Stronger together this holiday Season!
Light One Candle
By: Peter, Paul & Mary (See lyrics below)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StB_ehpZyN4 
Light one candle for the Maccabee children
With thanks that their light didn’t die
Light one candle for the pain they endured
When their right to exist was denied
Light one candle for the terrible sacrifice
Justice and freedom demand
But light one candle for the wisdom to know
When the peacemaker’s time is at hand
Don’t let the light go out!
It’s lasted for so many years!
Don’t let the light go out!
Let it shine through our hope and our tears.
Light one candle for the strength that we need
To never become our own foe
And light one candle for those who are suffering
Pain we learned so long ago
Light one candle for all we believe in
That anger not tear us apart
And light one candle to find us together
With peace as the song in our hearts
Don’t let the light go out!
It’s lasted for so many years!
Don’t let the light go out!
Let it shine through our hope and our tears.
What is the memory that’s valued so highly
That we keep it alive in that flame?
What’s the commitment to those who have died
That we cry out they’ve not died in vain?
We have come this far always believing
That justice would somehow prevail
This is the burden, this is the promise
This is why we will not fail!
Don’t let the light go out!
Don’t let the light go out!
Don’t let the light go out!

CSP Testing Update: Due to the volume of testing, we are simplifying
Our all- community reporting, beginning today:

RJHC/HSCL:
Tenth Round Testing:
Residents: No testing this round per DHS/OHA.
Staff Test Results Complete: No new positive results.

RSM:
Fifth Round Resident Test Results Complete: All negative.
Sixth Round Staff Test Results Complete: No new positive results.

Sinai In Home Care: Staff Test Results Complete: All negative.

CSP Twice Week Testing December 6-12: Staff only testing in process; results pending.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 4, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

Late this morning, Governor Kate Brown, Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen, Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division Director Rachael Banks and State Health Officer and Epidemiologist Dean Sidelinger, MD addressed our state regarding the increase in positive cases and vaccine receipt, storage methodology and distribution.

In summary:

Oregon is expected to receive both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, beginning mid-December.

Staff in healthcare, including long-term care will be the first to receive the vaccine as will our residents.

To the point, this is the most dangerous time of the pandemic we have experienced thus far. Colleagues, residents, families and friends, PLEASE exercise your most vigilant effort and do everything you can to limit spread and exposure of COVID-19. Once we have the vaccine, we will still need to remain vigilant for the next few months.

For the entire press conference, including Q&A: https://youtu.be/r5GepC_3dd8

For more information regarding the vaccine from the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine/American Medical Director Association:
http://paltc.org/sites/default/files/QA%20about%20the%20COVID-19%20Vaccine%20for%20PALTC%20Patients%20Family%20Member%20and%20Staff%20_%2012_1_20%20FINAL.pdf

CSP Testing Update:

RSM Testing: Resident Round 5, Staff Round 6:

          • Residents: 49/128 results received: ALL NEGATIVE; 3 residents declined testing and our one resident who tested positive remains in the hospital recovering.
          • Staff: 12/98 results received: ALL NEGATIVE

RJHC/HSCL Tenth Round Testing:

          • Residents: CORRECTION: DHS/OHA determined no testing needed for residents this round due to all negative results the past two rounds.
          • Staff: 52/132 results received: ALL NEGATIVE.

Sinai In Home Care (SIHC) Staff: 0/19 results received.

25 of 36 Oregon Counties are now considered in the
Extreme Risk category for COVID-19.

The Portland Metro Area is hovering just below 11%.
This means that CSP staff will be tested
twice weekly for at least the next two weeks.

CSP Testing Dates and Times:
RSM:
• Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

RJHC/HSCL/SIHC:
• Monday: 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
• Thursday: 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Please take good care, WEAR A MASK, and have a safe Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 3, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

A new health and safety framework will go into effect today, following the end of the 2-Week Freeze. The new framework uses four different risk levels for counties based on their level of COVID-19 spread—Extreme Risk, High Risk, Moderate Risk, and Lower Risk—to determine guidance for specific activities.

As of November 23rd, 21 of Oregon’s 36 counties were in the Extreme Risk category. Portland metro (Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties) is currently in the Extreme Risk category.

On November 30, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reexamined county data to determine which counties qualify for each risk level on December 3. In each subsequent two-week period, the OHA will examine and publish county data weekly, but county risk levels will not change until the end of the second week. In the first week, counties will be given Warning Week data to prepare for potential risk level changes. In the second week, county risk levels will be updated based on that week’s data. More detailed information will be posted soon.

See: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19/ for risk tables by county and map as well as activity guidance and disease metrics tables.

Additionally, due to the ongoing COVID-19 surge, Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and OHA are surveying health care facilities including nursing, assisted living and residential care facilities asking them to identify the most active temporary health care staffing firms that they have been using successfully.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) convened an emergency meeting on December 1, 2020 on upcoming COVID-19 vaccines and allocations of those. ACIP serves an advisory role to the Centers for Disease Control, and the panel recommended that residents of long-term care facilities and workers in health care facilities, including some aging services providers, receive top priority for COVID-19 vaccination.

Click the link below to read the full article from our trade Association LeadingAge to get an overview of key takeaways from the meeting, what it means for aging services, and next steps.

https://leadingage.org/regulation/cdc-panel-recommends-covid-19-vaccine-priorities-what-it-means-aging-services

We remain hopeful that the vaccine will be ready and available within the next few weeks.

CSP Testing Update:

RJHC/HSCL:
Ninth (9th) round Staff Results: All remaining results received: ALL NEGATIVE.

Tenth (10th) round testing initiated for residents and staff.

RSM:

Fifth (5th) round testing for residents and Sixth (6th) round testing for staff initiated.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: December 2, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

Last night we learned an additional staff member at RSM resident tested positive for COVID-19 (with mild symptoms). This employee was tested in our most recent round at RSM as well as their other employer and tested negative, then began to show symptoms and tested outside of CSP. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed and testing will continue weekly at this time cross-campus per protocol. Should Multnomah County rates exceed 10%, we will initiate twice-per-week testing.

Again, we ask that our staff, residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread, and then some. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

Please join me in sending healing energy to our resident and staff.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 30, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

Today we learned an RSM resident who in the last four days tested negative for COVID-19, tested positive this morning. With the most recent round of staff testing, one (1) RSM staff member’s results were also positive. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

As in all cases, contact tracing is performed and
testing will continue weekly at this time cross-campus per protocol.

Again, we ask that our staff, residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread, and then some. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

CSP Testing updates:

RJHC/HSCL:

          • Eighth (8th) and Ninth (9th) round Resident Results: All results received for both rounds of testing. ALL NEGATIVE. One resident declined testing and is self-quarantining in their suite.
          • Eighth (8th) Round Staff Results: All results received; 123/125 NEGATIVE; our two newest positive staff remain home recuperating. Our three staff who tested positive last month remain home recuperating as well.
          • Ninth (9th) Round Staff Results: 98/123 results received: ALL NEGATIVE; staff home recuperating will resume testing with CSP when symptom-free and ready to return to work, unless their physicians indicate otherwise.

RSM:

          • Fourth (4th) Round Resident Results: All results received: ALL NEGATIVE;
            • 7 residents declined testing and are self-quarantining in their apartments.
          • Fifth (5th) Round Staff Results: All results received: 97 NEGATIVE, 1 POSITIVE. Our staff member who tested positive 4th round remains at home recuperating and will resume will resume testing with CSP when symptom-free and ready to return to work, unless their physician indicates otherwise. This newly positive staff member is asymptomatic but will remain at home until testing negative.

As we know, developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community and our mission has never been more critical. Deep gratitude to the leadership and staff of RSM and RJHC/HSCL for immediately responding to these positive results with the highest level of safety and precaution.

Please join me in sending healing energy to our resident and staff.

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 24, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

During this special time of giving thanks amongst the backdrop of the pandemic, we find ourselves in a place none of us could have thought possible a year ago.  You have been resilient, compassionate, dedicated, and supportive!  And for that and every day we are thankful to you!

Yesterday we learned a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 at both RSM and HSCL*. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

CSP Testing Update:

RJHC/HSCL:
Eighth (8th) round testing:

          • Residents: 7/58 results received: ALL NEGATIVE; two residents declined testing.
          • Staff: 119/125 results received: 117 NEGATIVE, 2 POSITIVE (*second positive is a staff member who was home recuperating from coronavirus, tested negative, returned work, had two negative tests and on this round once again tested positive, with no symptoms). This staff member has been returned home until negative results received.

Ninth (9th) round resident and staff testing required per OHA/DHS.
scheduled Wednesday-Friday of this week.

RSM:

          • Residents: Third (3rd) round testing: 126/128 results received: ALL NEGATIVE; Five (5) residents declined testing.
          • Staff: Fourth (4th) round testing: 92/94 results received: 91 NEGATIVE, 1 POSITIVE. We are sending healing energy to our staff member, who thankfully has very mild symptoms.

Fourth (4th) round resident testing required per OHA/DHS completed
Monday, November 12, 2020; Fifth (5th) round testing for staff
initiated yesterday and will be completed today.

We will continue to provide updates regularly.

Again, we recommend residents remain on campus for the Thanksgiving holiday.
CSP’s leadership will be onsite to share the day with residents and staff.

Family and friends, please strongly consider staying “small and safe” this Thanksgiving.

Please see the guidance links below:

https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/ORDHS/2020/11/23/file_attachments/1609078/Holiday%20Guidelines%2020201123.pdf

https://www.cms.gov/files/document/covid-facility-holiday-recommendations.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 20, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

Today we learned a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 at both RSM and HSCL. Contact tracing for each staff member determined both were exposed outside of campus. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

Due to the continued rise in COVID-19 cases in our region, we strongly encourage residents to remain on campus for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Again, we ask that our staff, residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by the authorities to contain the spread, and then some. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

CSP Testing updates:

RJHC/HSCL:
Seventh (8th) round testing (will now include residents due to today’s positive):

          • Residents: Testing in process
          • Staff: 54/125 results received: 53 NEGATIVE, 1POSITIVE

RSM:

          • Residents: Third (3rd) round testing: 126/128 results received: ALL NEGATIVE
            • 5 residents declined testing and are self-quarantining in their apartments.
          • Staff: Fourth (4th) round testing: 56/94 results received: 55 NEGATIVE, 1 POSITIVE.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

From all of us at CSP, please have a safe Shabbat!

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 19, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

In Good to Great, Jim Collins told the story of Admiral James Stockdale who was a POW during the Vietnam War. Collins notes, “It just seemed so bleak—the uncertainty of his fate, the brutality of his captors, and so forth…how on earth did he deal with it…?”

When Collins asked that very question directly to Stockdale, he replied, “I never doubted not only that I would get out, but also that I would prevail in the end and turn the experience into the defining event of my life, which, in retrospect, I would not trade.”

“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end
which you can never afford to lose
with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality,
whatever they might be.” ~ Admiral James Stockdale

This is the Stockdale Paradox.

We are facing global challenges now that at times feel as if they are insurmountable. We feel frightened, unsure, worried, confused, overwhelmed, angry, sad, anxious.

Let’s take a moment to breathe and remember Admiral Stockdale and reflect on the Stockdale Paradox. Let’s share our worries with one another. Let’s shed denial and embrace clear vision of next steps.

Let’s seek advice, consolation, support, and community. Let’s offer our gifts to the collective. Let’s call forth our creativity, our calm, our compassion, and our generous hearts.

Let’s confront the brutal facts of COVID-19 and never let go of the knowing that we will prevail over this virus.

CSP Update:

I’m sad to share that today we learned an additional private duty caregiver at RSM and an HSCL staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing determined both were exposed outside of campus. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

This week, Moderna and Pfizer released interim results from their ongoing COVID-19 vaccine trials showing results that the vaccines are about 95% effective at preventing COVID-19 infection. Both companies have also announced that they will be submitting emergency use authorization (EUA) requests to the FDA in the coming weeks. This is very optimistic news.

Answers to COVID-19 vaccine questions from our partner, Consonus Pharmacy:

http://www.consonushealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/FAQ-COVID19-Vaccine_11.19.2020.pdf?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=CS_Email_NovNewsletter_VaccineFAQpdf

We will continue to provide updates regularly.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

Please take good care of yourselves and one another.

With love, honor, respect, faith, and strength,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 17, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

I’m sad to share that this morning we learned an additional private duty caregiver at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. We have notified Public Health (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required.

CSP Testing updates: Please note that weekly testing of staff will continue as our county rate per The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s (CMS) most recent update is 8.6% (November 11, 2020 and will be updated again November 25, 2020).

RJHC/HSCL: Seventh (7th) round testing results:

          • Residents: Due to100% negative results in second round testing, DHS/SOQ and Multnomah County Public Health determined additional testing was not indicated.
          • Staff: 125/125 results received: ALL NEGATIVE.

Eighth (8th) round staff testing required per OHA/DHS.
Scheduled Wednesday-Thursday of this week.

RSM: Third (3rd) round testing results:

          • Residents: Due to100% negative results in second round testing, DHS/SOQ and Multnomah County Public Health determined additional testing was not indicated.
          • Staff: 92/92 results received: 91 NEGATIVE. One staff member who tested negative second round tested positive this round. Our other staff member who originally tested positive continues to recuperate at home.

Third (3rd) round Resident testing for residents initiated today due to
the new positive and out of an abundance of caution and care.

Fourth (4th) round Staff testing scheduled Wednesday-Thursday of this week.

Again, we ask that our staff, residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

 

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 13, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

Since our communication this morning, two major additions to COVID -19 mitigation were announced by Governor Kate Brown:

 

1. A statewide Two-Week Freeze, implementing new measures to limit gatherings and stop the rapid spread of COVID-19 across Oregon. The Two-Week Freeze measures will be in effect from Nov. 18 through at least Dec. 2, 2020. Governor Brown was clear that COVID-19 hotspot counties “will likely need to stay in the Freeze for much longer than two weeks. Multnomah County, for example, will be in this Freeze for at least four weeks. Our actions right now, no matter where in the state you live, are critical.”

CSP Communal dining and indoor visitation will be placed on hold until the “Freeze” has been lifted.

Compassionate care, outdoor and window visitation will continue. Please remember that window visits must be conducted with the windows closed.

Links below to Governor Brown’s detailed remarks and press conference:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j1WR4sxEMz35wVcWZIea0vQZ0LLNJXuN/view
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=_et0zYftCsw&app=desktop

 

2. Governor Kate Brown, California Governor Gavin Newsom, and Washington Governor Jay Inslee issued travel advisories today urging visitors entering their states or returning home from travel outside these states to self-quarantine to slow the spread of the virus. The travel advisories urge against non-essential out-of-state travel, ask people to self-quarantine for 14 days after arriving from another state or country, and encourage residents to stay local.

Non-essential travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature.
Essential travel includes: work and study, critical infrastructure support, economic services and supply chains, health, immediate medical care, and safety and security.

https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=37700

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Good Shabbos to all, and please take care of each other and yourselves!

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 13, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

We are pleased to share the RSM Executive Order has been lifted. That being said, as anticipated, Governor Kate Brown announced that four additional counties must follow measures to pause social activities, including prohibiting indoor visitation at all long-term care facilities, to help stop the rapid spread of COVID-19. In addition to Malheur, Marion, Multnomah, Jackson and Umatilla, the following counties were added: Baker, Clackamas, Union and Washington.

As we shared last week, the two-week pause is being instituted in counties with a case rate above 200 cases per 100,000 people over a two-week period, or more than 60 cases over a two-week period for counties with less than 30,000. Clackamas and Washington Counties were added due to their case rates being just under the threshold and both counties registering significant daily case counts in the past several days.

CSP Testing updates:

RJHC/HSCL:
Sixth (6th) round testing:

          • Residents: All results received: ALL NEGATIVE. Our two residents who declined testing continue to self-quarantine in their private suites and remain asymptomatic.
          • Staff: All results received: ALL NEGATIVE, except our one staff member who is now asymptomatic but continues to test positive. They will return to work once a negative test is received.

Our other two RJHC/HSCL staff continue to have symptoms that are resolving and are recuperating at home under the supervision of their personal physician. Please join me in sending prayers and healing energy.

Seventh (7th) round testing required per OHA/DHS.
Scheduled Wednesday-Friday of this week.

RSM: Second (2nd) round testing:

          • Residents: All remaining results received: ALL NEGATIVE. Our six residents who declined testing continue to self-quarantine in their apartments and remain asymptomatic.
          • Staff: All remaining results received: ALL NEGATIVE, except for our original staff member, who continues to test positive and is recuperating under the supervision of their personal physician. Please join me in sending prayers and healing energy.

Third (3rd) round testing completed Thursday of this week, results pending.

We will continue to test weekly at this time due
to the incidence of new cases in our county.

This is the most dangerous time of the pandemic we have experienced thus far. Colleagues, residents, families and friends, PLEASE exercise your most vigilant effort and do everything you can to limit spread and exposure of COVID-19:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE.
          • Social Distance – remain at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Wash Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water/use hand sanitizer.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Report immediately and self-isolate if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

And per the Governor: From November 11-25, 2020 (may be extended):

          • Limit social gatherings to 3 or less.
          • Limit social events to one household only or cap group visits to six (6) people.

Thank you all for your support. We will continue to provide updates regularly.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 9, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

What an inspiring morning we’ve had, learning President-elect Joe Biden appointed a 13-member coronavirus task force:
https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/11/09/us/joe-biden-trump/biden-announces-a-13-member-virus-task-force-as-cases-soar

Among those selected is none other than one of our most trusted health advisors and advocates, Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, surgeon, writer, and public health researcher. You may have read his most recent book (2014) Being Mortal; or his articles regarding coronavirus in the New Yorker:

May 13, 2020: https://www.newyorker.com/science/medical-dispatch/amid-the-coronavirus-crisis-a-regimen-for-reentry

September 2, 2020: https://www.newyorker.com/science/medical-dispatch/we-can-solve-the-coronavirus-test-mess-now-if-we-want-to

It is uplifting to see the names on this taskforce; so many of my colleagues and I are heartened and hopeful.

CSP Testing updates:

RJHC/HSCL:
Sixth (6th) round testing:
• Residents: 50/59 results received: ALL NEGATIVE. Two residents declined testing and are self-quarantining.
• Staff: 90/132 result received: ALL NEGATIVE.

Seventh (7th) round testing required per OHA/DHS.
Scheduled Wednesday-Friday of this week.

RSM: Second (2nd) round testing:
• Residents: 129/129 results received: ALL NEGATIVE.
• Staff: 84/90 result received: ALL NEGATIVE. Our original staff member who tested positive continues to test positive and asymptomatic. Our second staff member who tested positive has now tested negative.

Third (3rd) round testing required per OHA/DHS.
Scheduled for Wednesday-Thursday of this week.

We will continue to test weekly at this time due to the incidence of new cases in our county and our current positive cases at both JRHC/HSCL and RSM.

We want to assure you that we have educated our staff on infection control processes and procedures to keep our residents and employees safe and will continue to take the necessary precautions. We ask that you do the same:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Wash Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water/use hand sanitizer.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Report immediately and self-isolate if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html

As I’ve said before (and there’s really no better way to say it clearly), developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also continue to recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Truly, our mission has never been more meaningful.

Thank you all for your support. We will continue to provide updates regularly.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 6, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

In a press briefing this afternoon, Governor Brown announced a “two week pause” in five Oregon counties as a first step to control the virus due to a concern over the rate of increasing COVID-19 cases. This week Oregon experienced 3,542 new COVID-19 cases (805 yesterday and 770 today) – an increase of 34% over the previous week. The increasing positivity rate has resulted in increased hospitalizations with concerns over future capacity if the rate continues to escalate. Data from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) indicates the increased spread is driven through small informal gatherings and not due to large workplace or other outbreaks and that Oregon’s sporadic cases, those not traced to a source, are increasing.

The metric being used to place a county in pause is 200 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over 14 straight days. The two week pause goes into effect next Wednesday, November 11 in Malheur, Marion, Multnomah, Jackson and Umatilla counties.

Additional counties including Washington, Clackamas, Baker and Linn are on the cusp and could be placed on pause if their positive cases reach the same metric. OHA will be updating their data next week and expects other counties to be placed on pause.

The pause does the following:

          • Prohibits (“pauses”) indoor visitation in long term care facilities (compassionate care and outdoor visits are not affected);
          • Recommends limiting social events to one household only or capping group visits to six (6) persons and that social gatherings be limited to 3 or less over 2 weeks;
          • Encourages people to work at home;
          • Places a 50-person maximum capacity at indoor establishments (includes gyms, fitness organizations/studios, bowling alleys, ice rinks, indoor sports, pools, and museums) and reduces restaurant party sizes to a maximum of six (6);
          • Does not change policies in effect for faith-based gatherings.

Both the Governor and Dean Sidelinger, MD, MSEd, FAAP Oregon Public Health Division’s Health Officer and State Epidemiologist asked people to limit their holiday gatherings according to the recommendations and that if they’ve already made plans to please change them. Dr. Sidelinger stated a negative test is not a free pass and stressed the COVID-19 virus is not like the flu – the death rate for COVID-19 is twenty times higher than that for the flu. Governor Brown stated the “pause” is a wake-up call for Oregonians and that “if we don’t slow the spread of the virus there will be more closures.”

For more information:

https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=37671

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-q7KEAXEcryFx6pGoNRsvrM4DTWTLdGs/view

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: November 6, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

Such an important week in the history of our country! It seems appropriate to share the following article about the history of voter turnout in our United States of America: These US Elections Saw the Highest Voter Turnout Rates.

And, our testing updates:

RJHC/HSCL:
Fifth(5th) round testing update:

          • Residents: Remaining results received: All negative. The two residents who declined testing remain asymptomatic and are self-isolating.
          • Staff: 123/130 results received: 122/130 negative; the one positive is one of our staff member who tested positive originally and will continue to remain at home until negative.

Sixth (6th) round testing initiated for residents and staff.

RSM: Second (2nd) round testing in process.

Again, we ask that our staff, residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Wash Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water/use hand sanitizer.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Report immediately and self-isolate if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

Good Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 31, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

I’m sad to share that last night we learned an additional staff member at RSM tested positive for COVID-19. Thank goodness our wonderful staff member is asymptomatic. We will initiate second round testing late next week at RSM due to this new positive.

Testing Updates as of 1:45 pm today:

RSM:
Residents: 133/133 results received: All Negative. The residents who declined testing continue to quarantine in their apartments.

Staff: 92/92 results received: 91 Negative, one (1) new positive. Both RSM staff members testing positive continue to be asymptomatic. The private duty caregiver continues to recuperate at home.

RJHC/HSCL:
Fifth Round Testing:
Residents: 52/63 results received: All Negative; Two residents declined testing and are self-quarantining at this time.

Staff: 86/130 results received: All Negative;
Both HSCL staff members that were hospitalized are now home recuperating. Please join me in sending prayers and healing energy.

We have notified the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as required.

Again, we ask that our staff, residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE (mask/shield/gown) as instructed.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water and use hand sanitizer.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread, and then some. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

As we know, developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. Deep gratitude to the leadership and staff of RJHC/HSCL and RSM for immediately responding to these positive results with the highest level of safety and precaution.

We continue to closely track incidences of coronavirus Multnomah County to guide us regarding ongoing testing requirements. Updates are documented Monday-Wednesday-Friday per the Public Health Department. Including the link below or those of you interested in following along*:

https://multco.us/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/regional-covid-19-data-dashboard
*There may be a difference in the numbers posted by Oregon Health Authority and Public Health due to a 24-48 hour data update lag.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 29, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

It feels like we need a little bit of extra light and learning this week; a reprieve from all the “news.” Given that Halloween is on Shabbat this year, I am sharing this article I found from Rabbis without Borders, a “dynamic forum for exploring contemporary issues in the Jewish world and beyond. Written by rabbis of different denominations, viewpoints, and parts of the country, Rabbis Without Borders is a project of Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.” Please give it a read: www.myjewishlearning.com/rabbis-without-borders/challahween/.

Testing Updates:

RJHC/HSCL:
Fourth (4th) round testing update:

          • The remainder of staff tests received: All Negative
          • We are relieved to share our two residents who tested positive this round, tested negative upon additional testing at the hospital and have returned to RJHC/HSCL.

RJHC/HSCL:
Fifth round testing update:

          • Initiated for all residents and staff; results pending.

RSM:

          • Residents: 127/133 tests returned: All Negative. Five (5) residents declined testing and are self-quarantining at this time.
          • Staff testing in process.

Again, we ask that our staff, residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Wash Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water/use hand sanitizer.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Report immediately and self-isolate if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 25, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

I’m sad to share that last night we learned an additional resident from HSCL tested positive for COVID-19 on fourth round serial testing. Thank goodness this resident is asymptomatic. This resident has been transported to the hospital for further observation and treatment.

RJHC/HSCL:
Third Round Testing:
All remaining staff and resident results returned: ALL NEGATIVE (except for the positive previously identified);

Fourth Round Testing:
Residents: 46/59 tests returned: 44 NEGATIVE, 2 POSITIVE results. Two residents declined testing and are self-quarantining at this time.

Staff: Testing in process.

RSM:
Resident and Staff testing initiated.

We have notified the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as required.

Again, we ask that our staff, residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate mask/face covering.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread, and then some. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

As we know, developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. Deep gratitude to the leadership and staff of RJHC/HSCL and RSM for immediately responding to these positive results with the highest level of safety and precaution.
Thank you all for your support. We will continue to provide updates regularly.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 23, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

I’m sad to share that tonight we learned a resident at RJHC tested positive for COVID-19 on fourth round serial testing. Thank goodness our beloved resident is asymptomatic. This resident has been transported to the hospital for further observation and treatment.

At the same time, we learned that an RSM staff member, who recently returned from out of state, as well as a private duty caregiver have both tested positive for COVID-19. The private duty caregiver is symptomatic. Our staff member is not.

We have notified the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as required.

We continue to actively monitor all residents for COVID-19 symptoms. As a reminder, infection control is observed intently and all community staff are screened daily before their shifts and have been wearing medical grade face masks and eye protection during their shifts.

With the advent of these positive results we initiated the following additional safety precautions this evening at RSM (already in place at RJHC/HSCL):

          • All staff to wear N95 masks only until we are once again COVID-free.
          • All staff to wear shields only until we are once again COVID-free.
          • Outdoor visitation is suspended. Families may continue window visits with the windows closed.
          • Small group indoor activities have been suspended.

Again, we ask that our residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate mask/face covering.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread, and then some. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

As we know, developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. Deep gratitude to the leadership and staff of RJHC/HSCL and RSM for immediately responding to these positive results with the highest level of safety and precaution.

Thank you all for your support. We will continue to provide updates regularly.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 22, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

This week I’d like to begin my weekly communication by sharing an inspirational article. Pour your favorite beverage, put on your slippers, sink into your favorite chair, and savor: https://www.giveitlove.com.

RJHC/HSCL Testing update:
We are pleased to share the remaining second round staff test result returned negative.

Third round testing update:
• Residents: 49/59 test results received: ALL NEGATIVE. Two residents declined testing and are self-quarantining at this time.
• Staff: 136/140 Staff test results received: ALL NEGATIVE.

Fourth round testing for residents and staff is in process.

As Multnomah County coronavirus rate is at 8.6%, weekly testing of RJHC/HSCL staff will continue until the rate is down to 5% or under (weekly testing pertains to all nursing homes within the county. Should rates increase to 10%, staff testing will be conducted twice weekly per OHA, Public Health and DHS).

We are awaiting final guidance from OHA and DHS regarding ongoing testing statewide for assisted living.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 16, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

After reading the last line in each book of the Torah, it is customary to chant together: Chazak, Chazak, V’Nitchazeik!–Be strong! Be strong! And let us strengthen one another!

On that note, this week has been a dichotomous testament to community strength at Cedar Sinai Park:

We’ve been blessed to create different and distanced ways to celebrate the joy of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah, while at the same time we continue praying for the recovery of our beloved HSCL residents and staff who have been afflicted with the coronavirus.

And yet, we are saddened to share that one of our beloved residents took a turn for the worse and passed away yesterday afternoon.

While our HSCL staff member who was hospitalized returned home, another HSCL staff member has been hospitalized for coronavirus.

Current cases have been identified in only one of the households/greenhouses. All other households and all post-acute remain COVID-19 free at this time.

We’re blessed that RSM remains COVID-19 free at this time.

The number of coronavirus cases in is once again increasing in our state and across the country. We have seen an increase of cases in the general public, senior living and on university and college campuses, confirming that sharing space in close proximity for an extended period of time greatly increases the risk of spreading coronavirus.

Cedar Sinai Park is deeply grateful to the community for having the forethought to build all private rooms and en suite full baths at RJHC/HSCL.

As we enter the flu season along with battling coronavirus, we must all do our part in keeping ourselves and those we work, live with, and love as safe and healthy as possible:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE in the correct manner.
          • Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap and water.
          • Use hand sanitizer frequently.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Socially Distance-at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Self-isolate if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

CSP Staff:

          • Report ANY signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or influenza immediately to your supervisor.

CSP Staff and Residents:

          • Influenza vaccinations for RSM and RJHC/HSCL residents and staff are scheduled for the next two weeks.

RJHC/HSCL second round testing update:

          • Residents: 61/61 test results received: ALL NEGATIVE. Two residents declined testing and are self-quarantining at this time.
          • Staff: 136/137 Staff test results received: 135 NEGATIVES, NO NEW POSITIVES.
            The one pending staff required a retest due to circumstances beyond our control.

Third round testing is in process for all RJHC/HSCL residents and staff.

We continue to actively monitor all residents for COVID-19 symptoms. As a reminder, infection control is observed intently and all community staff are screened daily before their shifts.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the virus, and then some.

As you can see (and I know this sounds redundant), developments truly change day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community, mind, body and spirit. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As we continue to struggle with world-wide pandemic, social injustice, and the proceedings leading up to this most important election, the action and compassion behind these words could not hold truer. “Chazak, Chazak, V’Nitchazeik” is an important reminder that together we’re stronger; and together we can inspire greater resilience, hope, and healing as a community.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 10, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

Since our last communication, we are pleased to share the remaining initial COVID-19 test results were received: 12 Staff and two (2) residents: ALL NEGATIVE.

We have begun to receive second round test results:

Residents: 58/61 test results received: ALL NEGATIVE. Two residents declined testing and are self-quarantining at this time.

Staff: 70/137 Staff test results received: ALL NEGATIVE

One staff member had an additional second test performed due to feeling poorly. This result was received before CSP’s second round result: The result is POSITIVE. Our dear staff member is home and monitoring symptoms closely.

Unless the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) or Multnomah County Public Health (MCPH) indicates otherwise, we will be initiating a third round of testing of all residents and staff at HSCL/RJHC Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

We continue to actively monitor all residents for COVID-19 symptoms. As a reminder, infection control is observed intently and all community staff are screened daily before their shifts.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the virus, and then some. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

Thank you all for your support. We will continue to provide updates regularly.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 8, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

Since our last communication, we are pleased to share our beloved residents who tested positive are recovering well, and we expect all to return home to CSP.

We are saddened to share that one of our two cherished staff who tested positive was admitted to the hospital. We remain in close contact with both staff members and ask that you join us in sending prayers and healing energy.

Initial testing results:

Residents: 61/63 test results received: ALL NEGATIVE. Two residents declined testing and are self-quarantining at this time.

Staff: 123/135 Staff test results received: ALL NEGATIVE.

A second round of testing of all residents and staff at HSCL/RJHC will begin Friday, October 9, 2020, per instruction from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

We maintain vigilance regarding infection control processes and procedures to keep our residents and employees safe and will continue to take the necessary precautions. We remind you to do the same:

          • Wear the appropriate PPE in the correct manner.
          • Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap and water.
          • Use hand sanitizer frequently.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Socially Distance-at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Self-isolate if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Special Reminders:

          • Outdoor visitation is on hold at this time.
          • Window visits are OK (windows must be closed).
          • All RJHC/HSCL staff to wear N95 masks only until we are once again COVID-free.
          • All RJHC/HSCL staff to wear shields only until we are once again COVID-free.

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

Thank you all for your support. We will continue to provide updates regularly.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 4, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

Yesterday evening and this morning, an additional employee and three residents at HSCL tested positive for COVID-19. Our two staff are recuperating at home and our residents are being closely monitored in the hospital with mild symptoms. The positive cases have been contained within a single household as of this writing.

We remain in close contact with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as required.

We continue to actively monitor all residents for COVID-19 symptoms. As a reminder, infection control is observed intently and all community staff are screened daily before their shifts and have been wearing medical grade face masks and eye protection during their shifts.

We maintain vigilance regarding infection control processes and procedures to keep our residents and employees safe and will continue to take the necessary precautions. We ask that you do the same:

          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water
          • Avoid touching your face
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary

Developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Our mission has never been more meaningful.

Thank you all for your support. We will continue to provide updates regularly.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 2, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

Today an employee at The Harold Schnitzer Center for Living tested positive for COVID-19.

We have notified the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as required.

The Clinical Team initiated testing immediately for all RJHC/HSCL staff and residents.

We continue to actively monitor all residents for COVID-19 symptoms. As a reminder, infection control is observed intently and all community staff are screened daily before their shifts and have been wearing medical grade face masks and eye protection during their shifts.

With the advent of this positive result we initiated the following additional safety precautions:

          • All RJHC/HSCL staff to wear N95 masks only until we are once again COVID-free.
          • All RJHC/HSCL staff to wear shields only until we are once again COVID-free.
          • Outdoor visitation is again on hold at this time.

Again, we ask that our residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate mask/face covering.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread, and then some. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

As we know, developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. Deep gratitude to the leadership and staff of RJHC/HSCL for immediately responding to this positive result with the highest level of safety and precaution.

Thank you all for your support. We will continue to provide updates regularly.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: October 1, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

Now that we are hopefully refreshed, clear, and cleansed, the beauties of autumn reveal themselves. This is my favorite Oregon season. A time when the natural glories of the spring and summer have ended. The fragrance of evergreen trees intensifies as the deciduous trees morph from ethereal shades of green to bold burgundies, burnt oranges and blazing yellows before falling and transforming into a richness that nourishes the earth.

It is the time of Sukkot. Time to return to nature, to our origins. Time to gather the Arba Minim (Four Species): the Etrog/Citron and the Lulav (a palm branch, two willow branches and three myrtle branches).

With these four species in hand, one connects to God, waving the species in all six directions (east, south, west, north, up and down), reminding us we are all children of the Divine and that the Lord is everywhere.

Chag Sameach and Shabbat Shalom,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 28, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

We are pleased to report following results regarding the current COVID-19 testing due to the HSCL staff member who tested positive at their second employer the evening of September 14, 2020:

129/129 RJHC/HSCL employee results received: ALL NEGATIVE.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

Shabbat Shalom,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 25, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

5781… A new year, a new month, a new day, a new hour, a new minute, a new second. Precious, measured, unique; once passed, cannot be relived.

As Rabbi Michael Lerner says, “on the Jewish High Holidays, we take collective responsibility for our lives and for the activities of the community of which we are a part. Although we realize that we did not create the world into which we are born, we nevertheless have responsibility for what it is like as long as we participate in it.

While the struggle to change ourselves and our world may be long and painful, it is our struggle. No one else can do it for us. To the extent that we have failed to do all that we could to make ourselves or our community all that we ought to be, we ask God and each other for forgiveness and we now commit ourselves to acting differently this coming year.”

Breathe in…..Inspire.

This Yom Kippur, seek, discover, and embrace the Divine spark within that connects us all. Then, as it is said, through collective, ardent atonement and compassion, we can begin again to heal the world.

Ve-al kulam Eloha selichot selach lanu, mechal lanu, kaper lanu:

For all our sins, may the Divine Essence that makes forgiveness possible forgive us,
pardon us, and make atonement possible.

Love and light to all souls on this Yom Kippur and may we be inscribed in the Book of Life for a good year.

Good Shabbos and G’Mar Chatimah Tovah,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 22, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

We are pleased to report the following results regarding the current COVID-19 testing due to the HSCL staff member who tested positive at their second employer the evening of September 14, 2020:

Our beloved staff member has tested negative twice since the initial positive test. Interestingly, the initial positive was a rapid result (on site result) saliva test and the subsequent two tests conducted were nasopharyngeal tests sent to a lab.

113/129 RJHC/HSCL employee results received: 112 NEGATIVE, 1 POSITIVE (same employee who has been quarantining at home due to positive testing since August. Our dear staff member will remain home until negative test result received).

61 RJHC/HSCL residents offered COVID-19 test; two (2) residents declined testing and are self-quarantining for 14 days; 57/59 resident results received: ALL NEGATIVE.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 17, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

The High Holy Days are here! Sharing the sage wisdom from some of my favorites in the spirit of renewal, recognition of, and reconnection with the divine in each of us:

          • It is a great blessing to have lived in a time of Martin Luther King Jr., when forgiveness and generosity of spirit encouraged our citizenry to work for a better world for everybody. ~Maya Angelou
          • Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive. ~Dalai Lama XIV
          • Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. ~Albert Einstein
          • Look for a way to lift someone up. And if that’s all you do, that’s enough. ~Elizabeth Lesser
          • Compassion is an action word with no boundaries. ~Prince
          • We must strive to be moved by a generosity of spirit that will enable us to outgrow the hatred and conflicts of the past. ~Nelson Mandela
          • Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer. ~ Rachael Joy Scott
          • Forgiveness is part of the treasure you need to craft your falcon wings and return to your true realm of Divine freedom. ~Hafiz
          • The heart’s intention is the measure of all things. ~Maimonides (Rambam)
          • Every time we forgive, we open up the gates for forgiveness in the world. ~ Sara Yoheved Rigler

May 5781 find you blessed in all ways.

L’Shanah Tovah U’metukah,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 15, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Late last night, we were informed that on routine testing at another job site, an employee at The Harold Schnitzer Center for Living tested positive for COVID-19. Our beloved staff member is asymptomatic.

We have notified the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as required.

Because we just completed a round of testing, OHA recommends we initiate testing 72 hours from this positive exposure. All residents and staff will be tested Thursday September 17, 2020 and Friday morning September 18, 2020 (before Rosh Hashanah begins).

We continue to actively monitor all residents for COVID-19 symptoms. As a reminder, infection control is observed intently and all community staff are screened daily before their shifts and have been wearing medical grade face masks and eye protection during their shifts.

With the advent of this positive result we initiated the following additional safety precautions:

          • All RJHC/HSCL staff to wear N95 masks only until we are once again COVID-free.
          • All RJHC/HSCL staff to wear shields only until we are once again COVID-free.
          • Outdoor visitation is already on hold due to continued hazardous air quality.

Again, we ask that our residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Stay home and indoors due to hazardous air quality.
          • Wear the appropriate mask/face covering.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread, and then some. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

As we know, developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. Deep gratitude to the leadership and staff of RJHC/HSCL for immediately responding to this positive result with the highest level of safety and precaution.

Thank you all for your support. We will continue to provide updates regularly.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 10, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

The wildfires are putting many of us on an alert status to evacuate our homes. Cedar Sinai Park is standing by to assist our sister skilled nursing and assisted living communities who may need to evacuate residents.

We learned tonight that there may be some of our staff who need to evacuate and do not have a place to shelter. Cedar Sinai Park is there for you!

CSP STAFF: TO ARRANGE FOR TEMPORARY
SHELTER ON CEDAR SINAI PARK CAMPUS
PLEASE CALL 24/7: 503-542-0088

Click HERE for wildfire updates

COVID-19 Shelter Practices at CSP:

          • Families may shelter together but must self-quarantine (except for the staff member while working);
          • We will take family member temperatures daily (as for essential visitors);
          • If you should need to leave the community, masks and appropriate hand hygiene are required when in all common areas;
          • When you pack your evacuation supplies, remember your sleeping bag and/or other bedding (to keep you comfy);
          • Pets: Please try to make other arrangements, but if you are in a bind, crated pets may be accepted.

Evacuation Packing List:

          • Face masks or coverings
          • Prescriptions or special medications
          • Changes of clothing
          • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
          • An extra set of car keys
          • Credit cards, cash
          • Sanitation/Personal Care supplies
          • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
          • Charger for cell phones, laptops, etc.
          • Don’t forget pet food and water!
          • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
          • First aid kit
          • Flashlight
          • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries

Pack for your heart (if there’s time)

          • Easily carried valuables
          • Family photos and other irreplaceable items
          • Personal computer information on hard drives and disks

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL):

We are pained to share our resident who tested positive for COVID -19 and has been in the hospital recuperating took a turn for the worse and passed late Tuesday night.
Our hearts are with family and friends during this difficult time.

          • Our staff member who tested positive continues to test positive and will remain healing at home until free from COVID-19.
          • All other test results for both residents and staff NEGATIVE.
          • Executive Order lifted today.
          • Staff outside of our new admission neighborhood can return to the use of KN95 or paper surgical masks along with the appropriate eyewear.

Rose Schnitzer Manor:

          • Our original staff member who tested positive has now tested negative and is returning to work!

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
RJHC/HSCL: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

 

 

 

 

 

 

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: September 3, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

We are pleased to share the Executive Order at RSM has been lifted and our outdoor visitation program has been approved by the Department of Human Services (DHS).

RSM Residents and Families: stay tuned for a special communication from RSM Administrator Vivian Villegas regarding days, times and how to schedule visits.

Staff can return to the use of KN95 or paper surgical masks along with the appropriate eyewear.

On the national aging services and health care front:

          • On September 1, 2020 the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) published its Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine.

What’s Most Important?

This draft framework includes recommendations for a tiered prioritization for a COVID-19 vaccine. The top priority group includes front-line health care workers, including those in nursing homes, assisted living and home-based care.

          • On September 2, 2020 LeadingAge announced that the Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution application process is now open to private pay assisted living providers. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this development late on September 1, 2020. The deadline to apply is very short — September 13– and not expected to be extended.
          • “We can solve the corona virus test mess” according to Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, an American surgeon, writer, and public health researcher who practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts….and I’m with him:

https://www.newyorker.com/science/medical-dispatch/we-can-solve-the-coronavirus-test-mess-now-if-we-want-to

Other CSP Updates:

Rose Schnitzer Manor:

          • Our original staff member who continues to test positive (but is now asymptomatic) remains at home at this time.

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL):
Initial Testing:

          • Our staff member who tested positive continues to heal at home.
          • 16/16 remaining staff results received: ALL NEGATIVE.

Testing Due to Staff Positive Result:

          • Testing completed and sent for staff.
          • 34/113 staff results received: ALL NEGATIVE (staff who are working remotely and have no exposure are not tested).
          • All resident results received: ALL NEGATIVE (except for 3 who refused and are quarantining for 14 days).

Our resident who tested positive remains in the hospital recuperating at this time.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

Be safe and enjoy the Labor Day weekend!

With love, honor, and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 28, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

This evening we learned a resident of Robison Jewish Health and Rehabilitation Center tested positive for COVID-19. Our resident is currently at the hospital receiving appropriate care and treatment.

We have notified the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) as required. Please also know that we continue to follow all guidance set forth for privacy, patient care, employee safety, and efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 as provided by OHA, DHS, CDC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

We remain in constant contact with DHS and OHA and will continue serial testing protocols per OHA, CDC, and CMS.

We continue to actively monitor all residents for COVID-19 symptoms. As of this writing, no other residents have presented with symptoms. All community staff are screened daily before their shifts and have been wearing N95 respirators and eye protection while on campus.

CSP is adamant about being risk averse when it comes to each of our residents, staff, and families. This new positive test result reminds us that we are not in any way free of the need to continue our strict practices. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community.

Deep gratitude to the leadership and staff of RJHC/HSCL for immediately responding to this positive result with the highest level of safety and precaution.

Thank you all for your support. We will continue to provide updates regularly.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807
RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

Shabbat Shalom,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 27, 2020:

Dear CSP Colleagues, Residents, Families and Friends,

As Rabbi Reuven Hammer (z”l) shares in his book, Entering the High Holy Days*, “Jewish tradition points to the name of the month of Elul as symbolically appropriate — the letters of Elul form an acronym for the words in the verse Ani le dodi ve dodi li–“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine” (Song of Songs 6:3). Believing that the “beloved” refers to God, the sages take this verse to describe the particularly loving and close relationship between God and Israel [the people]. Elul, then, is our time to establish this closeness so that we can approach the Yamim Noraim, or Days of Awe, in trusting acceptance of God’s judgment. We approach the trial not out of fear, but out of love.”
*Excerpted with permission from Jewish Publication Society https://jps.org/

Given the challenges facing our country, it seems especially relevant to honor this time to seek and connect to the Divine within ourselves and see the Divine in one another; to find the similarities that inspire us to build a kinder and more tolerant world. Most importantly, to know we can make that Divine connection daily, allowing us the grace to practice Tikkun Olam (healing and repairing the world).

CSP Updates:

Rose Schnitzer Manor Follow-Up Serial Testing #1:

          • All employee results received; 90 results returned negative; our original staff member who tested positive has tested positive yet again (no symptoms). We are working with Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Department of Human Services (DHS) to determine next steps with this unusual situation. Our employee continues to remain at home at this time.
          • OHA/DHS determined additional serial testing was not needed for staff and residents at this time.
          • We are reviewing plans to resume scheduled outdoor visitation within the next week.

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL):
Initial Testing:

          • As of this morning:
            • 104/120 employee results received: 103 NEGATIVE, 1 POSITIVE (reported earlier this week).
            • 63/68 residents tested: ALL NEGATIVE. Five residents declined testing.

Additional Testing Due to Staff Positive Result:

          • Coordinated testing timing due to recent initial testing.
          • Staff and resident testing Friday-Monday.
          • We are coordinating with a different laboratory that promises results within 48 hours.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Wishing all an early Good Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 24, 2020 (Part 2):

Dear Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since mid-March, we have all been challenged and given opportunities to make tangible and real the
very values which drive and sustain us.

As a Jewish community, we live with the importance of Pikuach Nefesh (safeguarding life), Kol Yisrael
Areivim Zeh Bazeh (demonstrating responsibility for one another) and Chesed (profound love and
kindness). At Cedar Sinai Park, those values, the underpinnings of our faith, guide us. Thus, we decided
that we will offer virtual High Holy Day services on television for the New Year 5781, and forgo
gathering in person for festive Rosh Hashanah meals.

These adjustments break our hearts. They are hard on all of us. We will miss the opportunity of coming
together for a celebratory dinner, and worshipping together in the sacred spaces of Zidell Hall and
Cogan Chapel. Yet we know this is the right choice to make for the health and safety of our community.

We can assure you that tremendous care will be taken in delivering the best experience possible under
pandemic circumstances. Our dedicated team of volunteer service leaders, Amy Shapiro and Jeff
Olenick, Len and Elayne Shapiro, Eddy Shuldman, Cantor Linda Shivers, Avrel Nudelman, and Rabbi
Barry Cohen are making video recordings for all the services. These will be shown on Channel 952 in
RSM and on Channels 11, 22, and 23 in the RJHC/HSCL. While we cannot offer in-person services, we
can still use Zidell Hall and the Cogan Chapel for private moments with the Torah, which will be offered
by reservation to anyone who wants that. There will also be opportunities for one-by-one Tashlich at our
backyard stream, and visits in the Sukkah.

While these High Holy Days will be unlike any other in CSP’s 100 years, let alone our lives, we know it
can still be an important and meaningful time. Community Volunteers are joining us on campus grounds
during the Jewish month of Elul (Aug 21-September 18) and on Rosh Hashanah to blast the shofar so
that residents can hear it from their windows. The unique sound of the shofar awakens something deep
within us. Hearing it is the reminder to once again reconnect with our inner goodness and the links we can
find with the divine in our world and ourselves. This year, the shofar also summons us to strength in the
face of challenge, hope in the face of adversity, and joy in our efforts to pray together while being
apart.

May you and yours be inscribed in the Book of Life,

Cathy Zheutlin                                                        Kimberly Fuson
Spiritual Life Coordinator                                     Chief Executive Officer

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 24, 2020 (Part 1):

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

As you know, we began initial testing of all residents and staff at RJHC/HSCL. Late last night, we learned an employee at Robison Jewish Health and Rehabilitation Center began experiencing mild symptoms and has now tested positive for COVID-19.

Our dear staff member is currently quarantining and recuperating at home. We send our love and prayers for a speedy recovery.

We have notified the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as required.

We continue to actively monitor all residents for COVID-19 symptoms. As a reminder, infection control is observed intently and all community staff are screened daily before their shifts and have been wearing medical grade face masks and eye protection during their shifts.

With the advent of this positive result we initiated the following additional safety precautions last night:

          • All RJHC/HSCL staff to wear N95 masks only until we are once again COVID-free.
          • All RJHC/HSCL staff to wear shields only until we are once again COVID-free.
          • Outdoor visitation at RJHC/HSCL is now temporarily suspended by Executive Order from DHS. Families may continue window visits with the windows closed.

Again, we ask that our residents and families help us and do all you can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC:

          • Wear the appropriate mask/face covering.
          • Social Distancing/staying home if possible – at least six (6) feet away from others.
          • Washing Hands for 20 seconds with soap and water.
          • Avoid touching your face.
          • Self-isolating if showing any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.
          • Seek medical assistance as necessary.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread, and then some. We want to make residents, their families, and our dedicated staff aware of this situation and reassure everyone that we are on top of it.

As we know, developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. Deep gratitude to the leadership and staff of RJHC/HSCL for immediately responding to this positive result with the highest level of safety and precaution.

Thank you all for your support. We will continue to provide updates regularly.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 21, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Hoping (maybe Pollyanna) that by this morning the next relief package would be announced by our federal government. We may be waiting until after Labor Day.

This week’s most significant news for long-term care:

          • The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has given updated guidance regarding duration of isolation for residents/patients and return to work for health care workers.

Cedar Sinai Park is in the process of updating our policies to reflect the most recent updates from the CDC, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Department of Human Services (DHS).

For those wanting a more in-depth look from the CDC:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/duration- isolation.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019- ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fstrategy-discontinue-isolation.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-hospitalized-patients.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/return-to-work.html

          • The Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) provided the final decision to move ahead with required monthly testing for all long-term care staff, beginning October 2020. Testing costs will be the responsibility of each
            long-term care community. Cedar Sinai Park is in the final phases of developing our long-term plan for ongoing testing that is as expeditious and accurate as possible.

….And, the most current testing update:

Rose Schnitzer Manor Follow-Up Serial Testing #1:

          • An additional 5 staff were added to the RSM queue due to return from leave and/or vacation.
          • In summary: 78/91 employee results received (76 negatives, 2 positives, 13 pending).

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) Initial Testing:

          • As of this morning:
            • 94/120 employee results received: ALL NEGATIVE.
            • As shared in our last communication, we anticipated resident testing to be complete by 8/19/20. The samples sent out 8/14/2020 were rejected due to process errors, thus new specimens are being collected for residents as well as 8 RSM staff. Root cause analysis conducted by nursing, health services, administration and nurse consultant and appropriate process improvements implemented.

Please remember, developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our
focus remains on the health and well-being of our community.
We must also recognize our team for the concern and commitment
they have shown to our residents during this challenging time.

Our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

Wishing all a Good Shabbos,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 13, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

It’s been 24 weeks since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in our fair state; for 24 weeks, we’ve been learning how to dance to this new tango music that constantly changes its rhythm and beat. Cedar Sinai Park is blessed to count so many excellent dancers in our family and community.

While we do not yet know how long this coronavirus milonga (tango dance party) will last, we do know that to sustain our energy through the end of the dance, we must take good care of ourselves and one another.

Part of that care is focusing our mind and soul on the positive in our world. So….in the spirit of lifting your spirits, we offer the following good news from near and far:

https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/smartmask-can-translate-speech-into-8-languages

https://www.optimistdaily.com/2020/08/the-shame-free-guide-to-encouraging-mask-wearing/

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/2020/04/how-dance-connects-people-during-coronavirus/

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2020/08/05/nba-owners-pledge-300-million- economic-empowerment-black-community/3304737001/

https://thriveglobal.com/stories/laughter-during-a-pandemic-why-people-turn-to-humor-during- a-crisis/

….And, the most current testing update:

Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM):

          • All initial tests returned negative.
          • Follow-up Serial Testing as of last night:
            • 136/138 resident results received: ALL NEGATIVE (two resident samples were deemed “unsatisfactory” by the lab and required re-swabbing; results pending).
            • 68/90 employee results received: ALL NEGATIVE.
            • Only our original staff member who tested positive has been symptomatic to date, and continues to recuperate at home.

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL) Initial Testing:

          • As of last night:
            • 50/120 employee results received: ALL NEGATIVE.
            • Resident testing initiated.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 10, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

We are thrilled to share the hospital expedited the testing of our resident and the results are negative!

We have received 135/135 resident initial test results with no further positive results at this time.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: August 6, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Please join me in welcoming Shannon Freeman, RN to Cedar Sinai Park in her role as Director of Nursing at Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL).

Shannon’s nursing passion and practice has been focused in long-term care for 29 years. She began her career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and continued to learn and grow, becoming a Certified Medication Aide, then a Registered Nurse. Shannon has served as a Director of Nursing for 18 years. We are excited about Shannon’s experience and hands-on approach to advancing person-centered nursing practice, quality of care and life for residents and staff.

An Oregon native, Shannon and her family live in North Plains on a rescue ranch, providing a life-long home for abandoned farm animals. She also enjoys gardening, horseback riding and collecting Barbie dolls. Shannon shares she is “super excited and happy to be here and looks forward to meeting everyone!”

This week Shannon is shadowing interim Director of Nursing, Kimberley Birkemeier, RN, MN, ANRP-BC, who has been with RJHC/HSCL since January 2020. We are deeply grateful to Kimberley for her leadership. Please join me in thanking Kimberley for her service to CSP. It has been an honor and privilege to work with you and we wish you all the best!

On all our minds and in our hearts this week: Testing update:

Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM):

          • As of this morning:
            • 96 of 135 resident results received: ALL NEGATIVE.
            • 26 of 90 employee results received: 24 NEGATIVES; 2 POSITIVES (No new positives since last report).
            • Reminder: Our staff who’ve tested positive remain at home until cleared of COVID-19 per CDC guidelines; only our original staff member who tested positive has been symptomatic to date, and is recovering well (thank goodness).

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL):

          • Initial testing in process for both staff and residents.

Sincere gratitude to our AMAZING staff for your
heartfelt care for our residents and one another and your
attention to infection control.

Family and Friends: We truly appreciate your effort to stay in touch and connected in the safest way possible as we navigate through this most recent restriction to visitation. Please know that once our executive orders are lifted, both RJHC/HSCL and RSM are prepared to launch outdoor visitation programs.

Residents: We strongly and with the deepest conviction encourage each of you wear a face covering/mask any time you are out and about on campus, and especially indoors.

 

To help support this effort, David Saltzman has gifted an additional 1000 washable cloth masks to residents of CSP.
Blessings and thank you David!

Cedar Sinai Park is grateful to each of you who live, work, connect with and support us. Although we cannot all be together, we feel the love and positive energy sent our way on a daily basis. Know that your efforts truly keep our spirits up.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694
HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson
Chief Executive Officer
503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: July 30, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Our trade association, LeadingAge, has declared that today is Care Worker Appreciation Day! Help us send love and thanks to care workers! It’s been 6 months since the day the World Health Organization declared coronavirus a global health emergency, and LeadingAge and Cedar Sinai Park invite each of you to acknowledge those who have gone above and beyond to protect the health and well-being of older adults during this pandemic:

          • Take and post a photo making a heart with your hands.
          • Take and post a video or a photo to deliver a note of appreciation.
          • Cut out a picture of a heart and decorate it or write a message of appreciation.
          • Like, re-tweet/re-post LeadingAge posts online @leadingage.

This week’s update:

Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM):

          • Our RSM staff member who tested positive is home and recuperating. Please join us in sending healing thoughts and prayers.
          • Monday RSM had their first technical assistance visit from the Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight, and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ). These visits will continue weekly through the end of the current executive order period.
          • We are in process of completing staff and resident testing at Rose Schnitzer Manor (RSM) due to the recent positive result of our dear staff member. The Oregon Health Authority is providing RN assistance to expedite completion of testing.
          • PPE requirements modification: staff that do not come into direct contact with residents (such as cooks) may choose between goggles and shields until we receive guidance otherwise from either DHS/SOQ and/or OHA. N95’s, gowning and gloves remains the same for the duration of the outbreak and resulting executive order. Any direct care staff who need other accommodation, please notify your supervisor immediately.

Robison Jewish Health Center/Harold Schnitzer Center for Living (RJHC/HSCL):

          • Initial testing per state and federal mandate for all staff and residents will begin August 11, 2020.

In our State:

          • On July 27, 2020, DHS issued guidance ensuring equity, trauma-informed testing and cultural responsiveness. This includes training for the person(s) performing the testing as well as guidance to interdisciplinary care teams for sensitivity to the specific need of both residents and staff that may arise.
          • All long-term care staff are now required to wear protective eyewear per DHS and OHA. The attached comprehensive guidance for healthcare workers/providers links DHS and OHA in an effort to provide a unified message between agencies. Page 7 of this document addresses protective eyewear for long-term care staff specifically:

https://sharedsystems.dhsoha.state.or.us/DHSForms/Served/le2288J.pdf

In our Nation:
While the federal government decides on the next COVID relief package, access to and cost of PPE, testing kits and testing results turn around time continues to plague the long-term care community. Cedar Sinai Park has been extremely blessed to date that our board and community support and funding have allowed us to acquire the necessary PPE to protect and instill confidence in our residents and staff. We are also fortunate that we have been able to secure testing on demand when needed. Turn-around time is usually 3-5 days but sometimes exceeds 7 days depending on test loads at labs.

For more information on efforts and challenges of long-term care providers across the country:

https://www.mcknights.com/news/we-have-been-in-a-fight-for-our-lives-providers-spending-hundreds-of-thousands-on-testing-ppe

Please consider contacting your respective legislators to support the Act for Older Adults.

As promised last week, here’s an update on COVID-19 vaccine development from our Medical Director, Kirsten Carr, MD:

“Last week the federal government announced a 1.95-billion-dollar agreement with a partnership of two companies Pfizer and Moderna for delivery of 50 million doses of their COVID-19 vaccine currently in beginning stages of long-term human trials.

Pfizer/Moderna is only one of many companies racing to successfully create a vaccine that will create immunity to COVID. Vaccines, along with preventive measures such as social distancing, good hand hygiene, and wearing masks and shields/goggles, are the world’s best hope for effectively stopping this disease from infecting millions more people.

The vaccine approval process is being sped up in this case as everyone races for the most effective inoculation. The FDA process for approval is normally years long and takes place in three phases. These phases are being truncated due to the significant need and to prevent loss of life. Preliminary/pre-clinical animal trials have shown that this vaccine produced by Pfizer/Moderna can create effective immunity in Rhesus monkeys:

          • Phase one trials where a few healthy volunteers are tested for general safety/major side effects have demonstrated that that this vaccine is safe.
          • Phase two trials, which are limited human trials of several hundred humans, support general safety and efficacy in the tested participants. The trials have demonstrated mild to moderate side effects including fatigue, chills, headache, muscle pain and injection site pain in most volunteers.
          • Phase three begins in the US this week and will include tens of thousands of people of various ages and ethnic backgrounds. Usually phase three is the longest of the phases as the goal is to investigate any unknown long-term consequences as well as establish how long any immunity conferred by the vaccine lasts. In this case, Phase 3 is likely to last only a few months before manufacturing begins and will most likely be focused on general safety and immunity conference. The vaccine is a two-dose series with the second dose being scheduled one month after the first administration.

One question that has not been answered is how the vaccine will be distributed to the general population. It has been suggested that those at highest risk will receive the vaccine first. This would include those over the age of 65, health care workers, and those with underlying health conditions.”

As I’ve said before (and there’s really no better way to say it clearly), developments are changing day by day, minute by minute. Our focus remains on the health and well-being of our community. We must also continue to recognize our team for the concern and commitment they have shown to our residents during this challenging time. Truly, our mission has never been more meaningful.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson                                                                Kirsten Carr, MD

Chief Executive Officer                                                   Medical Director

503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: July 28, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Since our last communication July 24, 2020, we have been in close contact with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) to make certain we are following the newest procedures and taking every step required by these agencies as well as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). We want to reassure residents, their families, and our dedicated staff that we are on top of it.

Per Executive Order and the newest guidance from DHS/SOQ and OHA, a single positive result (resident or staff) is now considered an outbreak. To mitigate spread of the virus at RSM:

          • We have initiated COVID-19 testing for all Rose Schnitzer Manor residents and staff.
          • Full PPE (N95 respirators, shields, gowns, gloves) is required for all staff during the executive order.
          • Any move-ins or returns from higher level of care must be pre-approved by OHA/DHS/SOQ through August 6, 2020.
          • Window visits may continue as long as windows remain closed.
          • All compassionate care visits must be pre-approved by DHS/SOQ.
          • All outdoor visits are suspended during the executive order (we anticipate August 6, 2020).
          • Salon Services will remain open: We conferred with DHS and OHA and determined it is safer for our residents to be served at RSM where we can observe and influence infection control.

We want to assure you that we have educate our staff on an ongoing basis with respect to infection control processes and procedures to keep our residents and employees safe and will continue to take the necessary precautions. We ask that you do the same.

We ask that our colleagues, residents, families and staff stay positive, have faith and do all that we can to support our community by following the recommendations set forth by the CDC. Thank you all for your support.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html

We will provide updates as we learn more from our testing.

Other important news between July 24-27, 2020:

In Oregon:

          • July 27, 2020: All Facilities Testing: DHS has issued additional guidelines regarding COVID-19 initial and ongoing testing for staff and residents in long-term care communities. DHS is committed to “ensuring equity, trauma-informed testing and cultural responsiveness.”

Oregon currently has 685 long-term care facilities (LTCF) licensed by the Aging and People with Disabilities program (APD) in the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS). These facilities house about 31,000 residents and employ about 29,000 staff-about 60,000 people in all. To date, the majority of these facilities have not had a staff or resident test positive for COVID-19.

          • July 27, 2020: Non-Initial Testing Reimbursement: On April 23, 2020, the Oregon Legislative Emergency Board approved $3M in funding for COVID-19 testing costs of frontline workers. This appropriation is separate and distinct from the initial testing requirements announced by Governor Brown and described in Oregon Administrative Rule 411-060-0020.

DHS will begin accepting claims for reimbursement immediately and will only reimburse providers until $2.5M is reimbursed. The remaining $500K of the $3M appropriation has been allocated to test Home Care Workers providing services to in-home consumers. Separate guidance will be issued for reimbursement of the baseline testing.

Nationally:

          • July 25, 2020: Department of Health and Human Services Blanket Waiver Extension:
            On January 31, 2020, HHS Secretary Alex Azar declared a public health emergency due to COVID-19. This declaration was extended effective April 26, 2020, and again effective July 25, 2020. Each extension covers 90 days. This allows many waivers for long-term care providers, such as the suspension of three-day stay prior hospital stay and relaxation of telehealth restrictions.

The following is an excellent summary of those waivers extended and sunset:
https://leadingage.org/sites/default/files/Blanket%20Waivers%20Chart%20REVISED%20July.pdf

          • July 24, 2020: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) distributed their list of the first 600 nursing homes to receive the antigen testing program. No Oregon nursing homes were on the list. CMS anticipates sending out instruments and tests over the next 14 weeks with a goal of reaching all nursing homes with the appropriate certificate of waiver to perform specific lab tests on site. As both RJHC/HSCL and RSM has this waiver the campus can share the test equipment to expedite testing over time.

For those interested in more information about waivers for testing:
https://www.cdc.gov/labquality/waived-tests.html

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the campus administrators or me. We will assist you in any way possible.

RSM: Vivian Villegas: 1-360-936-2694

HSCL/RJHC: Krista Mattox: 503-320-0807

With love, honor and respect,

Kimberly Fuson

Chief Executive Officer

503-504-5277

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS OF: July 24, 2020:

Dear Colleagues, Residents, Families, and Friends,

Today, a case of COVID-19, the illness resulting from the novel coronavirus, has been diagnosed in an employee at Rose Schnitzer Manor.

We have notified the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon Department of Human Services Safety, Oversight and Quality Unit (DHS/SOQ) and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention as required. Per updated guidelines, we will be re-testing all residents, staff and associated staff working at RSM.

Please know we are taking every step as recommended by authorities to contain the spread