| Aug 5, 2020
Surviving quarantine & isolation !
Reizele enjoying ceramic activity in corona wing.
Quarantine and isolation have become the norm over the last few weeks in Beit Uri. Following routine ministry of health testing for the entire home, one out of the 118 tests came back positive !
A repeat test a few days later showed a false-positive result, but immediate isolation had already kicked in for 53 year old Reizele - confined to a seperate fully-equipped corona wing with a dedicated care giver living with her for an entire week.
Parallel to this, the house Reizele lives in started 10 days of quarantine with 15 residents and 6 staff members confined to their residential building. A demanding reality for an already challenged population.
Reizele spent her days drawing and illustrating pages of stickers and her own designs; stringing ceramic beads to produce necklaces and hand made mobiles - creative activites she works in and truly loves. Music was played and films watched on a TV screen enabling the week to pass with smiles and laughter...and most importantly in good health !
The quarantined residents had sports, art, baking and music activities in their own house which fortunately has a large deck and fenced in garden for multiple outdoor activities.
The Israeli Ministry of Health subsequently requested weekly testing for all Beit Uri residents and staff members in a valiant effort to keep Beit Uri Corona Free !!
Thanks for helping Beit Uri staff continue to be creative in caring and enbaling all to stay protected and occupied.
Aviram baking during quarantine
Occupational therapy during quarantine