We were informed this afternoon of three additional active cases of COVID-19 within Savannah Lakes Village. Those who tested positive are in contact with those who could have potentially been exposed to COVID-19. As in the other few cases we have seen, we appreciate the quick action by these owners that demonstrates their concern for others in SLV. We pray for their speedy recovery.
We are sharing this very latest information with our community as a reminder that although cases in our community have been very low to date, we still remain at risk during this COVID-19 period. If you have received notification that you came in close contact to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, SC-DHEC recommends the following (these are the same procedures we follow for team members in the workplace):
- Self-quarantine and take a COVID-19 test any time after developing symptoms, or after day 7 from the date of potential exposure. Testing negative does not shorten the necessary quarantine period.
- If the person potentially exposed lives with the person who tested positive and cannot stay separate from them during the quarantine period, they should quarantine for an additional 14 days beyond when the positive person meets criteria for release from isolation (therefore, minimum of 24 days).
- If the person was in close contact with someone with whom they do not live, they should quarantine for 14 days after their last contact with the positive person.
Now is the time for us all to continue safe practices of social distancing and wearing of face coverings when social distancing is not feasible. We also ask that all members continue to wear face coverings when entering all SLV facilities. Our service teams are continuing to follow recommended guidelines, including the wearing of face covering when social distancing is not achievable, and following all other practices including pre-shift temperature checks.
Let’s all continue to take the virus seriously and follow all CDC guidelines — not only for the health and well-being of our own households, but also for our beloved neighbors and team members.
Yours in Service,
Savannah Lakes Village