Dear family and friends of Castle Senior Living,
Our Birchrock Castle community is currently experiencing a surge in positive COVID-19 cases. Fortunately, all residents who have tested positive are stable and many of them are asymptomatic. All non-essential visitation has been cancelled at Birchrock Castle as we continue to work with the Waukesha County Health Department to manage the situation.
The following are in effect for the safety of our residents, staff and communities:
- Non-essential visitation is currently suspended at all locations. The Grand Hills Castle is allowing staffed outside visits only. We will make exceptions for compassionate care at all of our communities. Video calls or virtual visits are still encouraged and available. If you’d like to schedule a virtual visit, please reach out to your community administrator.
- We are working with state and local depart health departments. We do have access to the rapid COVID-19 test which helps with testing quickly and controlling the spread of the virus.
- Birchrock Castle, Victorian Castle, Sienna Castle and Emerald Castle are all considered to be under “outbreak status.” You only need one positive case of COVID-19 from either a resident or staff member to be considered under “outbreak status.”
COVID-19 cases remain high locally and across the state, so we ask everyone to be extra careful and remain vigilant. Please respect the safeguards that the CDC and the Department of Health have put in place to protect our residents from COVID-19.
The health and safety of our residents and staff remain our top priority. We will continue to be in communication with you as the situation evolves. We are working with the Wisconsin Department of Health on the vaccine front. However, we still haven’t received communication on when they will initiate phase 1A Part B and begin to distribute vaccinations to Assisted Living residents and staff. Once phase 1A Part B of the vaccine distribution is initiated, it will be a minimum of two weeks before vaccines will be administered at Assisted Living communities throughout Wisconsin.
We are hopeful that phase 1A Part B will be initiated soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be well and stay safe.