Statement from Courtney Wood, Administrator - Masonicare Health Center

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Posted on Apr 16, 2021

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Statement from Courtney Wood, Administrator - Masonicare Health Center

For Immediate Release

April 16, 2021

Contact: Dan Tapper, Sullivan & LeShane – 860-573-4236

Ann Collette, VP, Strategy & Business Development - 203-695-2799

     “Late Thursday afternoon, during routine testing of our water at Masonicare Health Center, we were notified that UNOCCUPIED areas of the building tested positive for Legionella bacteria. Please note that no Legionella bacteria was found in the water systems of occupied units; however, out of an abundance of caution we have sealed off all faucets in the building, and have brought in an ample supply of bottled water. Starting today, high-grade medical filters, approved by the FDA, will start to be installed on all faucets in occupied areas and we will hydro chlorinate the water supply in the coming days.  Additionally, more frequent testing will occur over the coming weeks to ensure all measures are successful.  We are working closely with the Department of Public Health, the Wallingford Health Department, and our water management company to resolve this issue. All staff has been advised to refrain from using faucets and showers until all filters have been installed.

     We are confident that no resident areas have been impacted and that all necessary response measures have been put in place to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents and staff.”