Lake Taylor would like to thank the Virginia National Guard soldiers and airmen of the 34th CERFP who recently visited our facility on July 9. This Point Prevalence Sampling was part of the phase that all Nursing Facilities must transition through according to Governor Ralph Northam’s reopening order.
Virginia’s emergency declaration on March 12, 2020 activated the VNG and authorized personnel to go on duty to support COVID-19 response operations. Since May, this unit has been all over the Commonwealth conducting similar testing events at over 200 other facilities like Lake Taylor.
National Guard personnel assigned to this duty have extensive experience with the proper employment of PPE and operations involving hazardous materials and health protection protocols. Assisting the Virginia Dept. of Health and regional health district testing coordinators, the CERFP has performed or scheduled testing at 245 of the nearly 400 skilled nursing and alternate care facilities.