When we last celebrated a new year anticipating the coming of a new decade, we had not yet heard of the coronavirus let alone seen any photos of that oddly shaped little germ.
We started our fight to keep that germ out of JAA on February 4 when we Xeroxed our first piece of literature to warn staff and visitors that something was out there and we needed to be aware of it.
Eleven months later, we look back on all that we have been doing to fight COVID in our JAA community, among our ten business units, affecting our 900+ residents and employees.
We are just sharing numbers here, with no accounting for the stress, strain, emotion, and heartache experienced over these amazing 11 months.
Here they are, quite simply, some of the 1.7 million things we did during our fight against COVID in 2020:
Protection, protocol, procedures
329,141 pieces of PPE distributed (masks, face shields, gloves, gowns, scrubs)
284,128 resident & staff temperatures taken
93,643 disinfectant wipes distributed
82,471 alcohol wipes used
10,056 COVID tests administered on JAA’s campus (JAA and Squirrel Hill Health Ctr)
87 COVID testing sessions held on JAA’s campus
110 new policies and protocols enacted
71 educational sessions and town hall meetings conducted by infection control
18 gallons of isopropyl alcohol poured
270,086 meals prepared, and served to residents and staff by our own dietary and food service crew
8214 slices of pizza delivered and consumed by JAA staff
3943 bottles of water distributed to staff
463 food boxes donated through CRESP, the Crisis Employee Support Program
7271 visits coordinated between residents and their loved ones
257 virtual visits between doctors and residents
424 package deliveries and food from families unable to come in the building
257 loads of laundry done for families who couldn’t
70 handmade blankets made by volunteers and donated to our residents
66 art classes conducted at AHAVA Memory Care Center under “Opening Minds Through Art”
13,172 Home Health visits made
19,714 Mollie’s Meals delivered
3,943 Mollie’s Meals recipients
5,198 Out Patient Therapy sessions held
474 Out Patient Therapy clients
255 Crisis Management meetings/calls between staff and administration
10,973 names announced during roll call at Crisis Management meetings
9,607 sets of COVID statistics produced for Crisis Management meetings
1,082 Crisis Management Manual pages collected
1,140 precaution posters distributed throughout our residences
19,051 email news and fliers sent to staff
309,329 eblast updates and newsletters sent to constituents
80,878 eblasts opened by constituents
169 Facebook messages posted
136,045 Facebook messages received by JAA friends
67 jaapgh.org website news postings
20,247 jaapgh.org website users
56,118 jaapgh.org website page views
1,913 photos taken of residents and staff for posting
A final thought. We are one of several thousand facilities like ours in Pennsylvania and tens of thousands in the U.S. Take that into consideration and multiply our numbers across the country, well, you get the picture.
It really has been one hell of a year.