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COVID-19 Update | November 9, 2020

Here are the latest updates:

Riverview Residence - Wayne County
Special Tree was informed today that a Residential team member at our Riverview Residence has tested positive for COVID-19 and is on a 14-day quarantine. As a result of this:

  • Special Tree has initiated contact tracing to identify, monitor, and support individuals who may have been exposed to the virus
  • Post-exposure protocols are in place which include a 14-day in-home quarantine, full PPE usage, and suspension of all activities and therapy services.
  • We have put additional signs and symptom monitoring in place with Riverview staff and clients.
  • Riverview staff will not travel to other locations nor will other Residential staff work at Riverview until further notice.
  • All family visits to Riverview (both indoor and outdoor) are canceled until further notice.

NeuroCare Campus - Wayne County
Special Tree was informed today that an NCC team member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is on a 14-day quarantine. As a result of this:

  • Special Tree has initiated contact tracing to identify, monitor, and support individuals who may have been exposed to the virus.
  • We have put additional signs and symptom monitoring in place with NCC staff and clients.
  • All community outings including physician appointments remain suspended pending additional testing and information. Appointments for urgent/emergency care will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Indoor visitation remains canceled until we’re able to meet two requirements from the state: when we’ve had no COVID-19 cases at NCC for 14-days AND when Wayne County’s community positivity rate is low enough to meet criteria for visitation (below 20%).
  • Mandatory weekly testing for NCC clients and staff continues every Monday from 11am - 5pm until we have no new positive cases at NCC for 28 consecutive days and/or community positivity rates are low enough to meet criteria to reduce the testing frequency. 
  • On Wednesday, November 4th, clients, staff, and families were notified that a team member from NCC tested positive for COVID-19. The team member is asymptomatic and is on a 14-day quarantine.

Residential Indoor Visitation

  • Indoor visitation is temporarily suspended at all of our Residential homes due to their location in regions with an “E” level, the highest risk level for COVID-19 transmission in the state.
  • The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services rates regions as Levels A through E based on test positivity rates and the number of coronavirus cases per million people. Risk Level E is anything over 20% positivity rate and anything over 150 cases per million. Track COVID-19 risk levels by county at MI Safe Start Map

Middle Branch - Macomb County

  • All Middle Branch clients will resume therapy services and activities when the quarantine at Middle Branch is lifted on Monday, November 16th. All participating Middle Branch clients have tested negative and remain symptom-free.

Troy Neuro Skills Center - Oakland County

  • On Friday, November 6th clients, staff, and families were notified that a team member from the Troy Neuro Skills Center tested positive for COVID-19. The team member is asymptomatic and is on a 14-day quarantine.
  • The facility remains open and was cleaned and disinfected this past weekend.

PPE Update 

  • We are aggressively managing our supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are following best practices for disinfecting and cleaning our facilities. We continue to appropriately secure supplies in anticipation of routine needs such as the current flu season