Last night, Special Tree was notified by Beaumont Hospital Wayne that a client who had recently resided at our Romulus NeuroCare Center had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Due to a separate health incident, he had been transferred to the hospital where he later died. The client had been asymptomatic for the virus while at Special Tree. Although his overall condition had been serious, he had been stable and there was no reason to suspect he had contracted the illness.
Our deepest condolences go to his guardian and family. The loss of a client is always difficult for our Special Tree team.
As we grieve, the safety of our clients, staff, and community remain our focus. Upon hearing this news, Special Tree immediately activated our COVID-19 emergency protocols. Staff at all of our facilities are following the latest CDC guidelines and established infection control procedures to protect themselves and other clients. Client and staff symptoms are regularly monitored and tracked and we have elevated screening practices which trigger COVID-19 follow ups. The NeuroCare Center staff has implemented added personal protective equipment as standard practice along with other precautions.
Special Tree is working every day to ensure we are doing all we can to mitigate the effects of the crisis, reduce exposure, and to take every medical precaution necessary to prevent further spread of the virus.
We will continue to update you as any new information arises and we thank you for your continued support.