January 18, 2021

A Message to Our Crane’s Mill Community,

We are happy to report that the over 400 residents and team members that were vaccinated by CVS pharmacy for the COVID-19 vaccine are all doing well and had little to no side effects.  EDUCATED, MOTIVATE, VACCINATED continues to be our mantra in the community.  We are grateful to the CVS team that came to our community! We are again encouraging everyone that was not vaccinated to come to the next clinic to protect yourself, your friends, your family and to contribute to the eradication of the virus.  Together, we can stop

It has come to our attention that the West Caldwell Township, incorrectly reported that we had a resident in Memory Care that was COVID positive.  This is not correct. Reporting of data and cases to the local Board of Health and the NJ Department of Health was done correctly by Cranes Mill, but was incorrectly read by a member of the Township.  We apologize on their behalf for the inaccuracy of this report and any concern that it may have caused the members of our Cranes Mill community.  Again, we have not had any residents that were COVID positive since May.  The staff person that we identified as part of our stringent testing is not working and is currently quarantining in their home.  To our knowledge the staff person remains asymptomatic.

Please remember that one dose of the vaccine does NOT provide protection from the virus and you must continue to wear your mask and remain vigilant with precautions.  The vaccine does not produce immediate antibodies and is not 100 percent effective, especially in those with compromised immune systems!  All required hand sanitizing, social distancing precautions and masking must be maintained.  You must have a mask on when you leave your living quarters and it must cover your mouth and nose.  Many of you have already asked if visitation will resume and we can go back to PRE-COVID way of life.  The answer to that is NO!  The restrictions on visitation and for precautions are by an Executive Order from the Health Commissioner and the Governor based on recommendations from the CDC.  Therefore, at this time, there are no changes to any of our precautions and any of the restrictions.  If you walk around without your mask and do not follow the protocols or you attend social gatherings, you place yourself and others at risk for the COVID-19 virus.

Please direct questions and concerns to me at (973) 276-3006.

Thank you.
Marina Ferrer, MS, LNHA
VP and Executive Director

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