323-734-2171 jgiron@sunrayhc.com

COVID-19 Updates and Information

We know these are challenging times for you and your loved ones. Like you, our utmost concern is for the health and well-being of each of our patients and to ensure our staff is healthy and able to continue to care for patients. With that being said, we continue to take all necessary cautionary measures and are strictly adhering to and implementing all CDC recommendations and guidelines. We continue to also work with local and state agencies as we fight Covid19. During this time we also recognize how important it is to keep the lines of communication open to give you peace of mind while we continue to meet the care needs of your loved ones while at our facility. As such, the facility will be providing updates of new developments as they take place on this page to keep you updated.


October 6, 2021

As we following protocols for testing and screening, we have one staff member who tested positive. We have been in collaboration with the LA County Department of Public Health, and have initiated Response Testing, where all staff and residents are tested and have not received any further positive results. No residents are symptomatic at this time, and we will continue to monitor. We continue to do our utmost in following the infection prevention protocols to mitigate any positives within our community from the new Delta Variant.


April 30, 2021

At this current time, there has been 1 new case of a COVID-19 positive resident and 1 employee.

The facility is continuing to implement all the necessary safety precautions that are consistent with the CDC guidelines as well as those of the recommendations of Public Health. As always, our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and employees while keeping the lines of communication open with you and your family.


March 26, 2021

This is to provide an update on our current COVID status. We have had one short-term resident test positive. Currently, that resident is not residing at the facility. No other residents or staff have tested positive through our routine testing. The facility continues to implement all necessary protocols. The facility continues to work closely with Public Health as well.


January 12, 2020

This is to provide another update based on the routine testing that Sunray has been conducting. Based on the results received, only 1 additional staff member tested positive for Covid-19. No residents tested positive. The facility continues to implement all necessary protocols. The facility continues to work closely with Public Health as well.


January 11, 2021

Sunray Healthcare Center has been routinely testing its residents and staff. Through its routine testing of last week, the facility has learned that 2 additional staff members and 1 resident have tested positive for Covid-19. The employees are now home and under quarantine and will be followed closely by the facility. The resident has been moved to the dedicated Covid unit and is being monitored by the staff. The physician is also being updated.  The facility continues to implement all safety and infection control protocols. The facility’s goal is to stop the spread of Covid-19.


January 4, 2021

Sunray continues to adhere to all testing protocols outlined by California Department of Public Health to an effort to fight against Covid-19. The facility has been conducting twice weekly testing since the surge in LA County. Through these routine testing of both residents and staff, there has been 33 residents who have tested positive, 16 of the residents were admitted with Covid-19. Those testing positive were immediately moved to the Red Zone and closely monitored by the covid designated staff. Meanwhile, 36 of the staff have tested positive for Covid-19. Those testing positive were all sent home and under quarantine. The facility continues to work with Public Health and implement all the infection control and safety protocols as the residents and staff are the facility’s top priority.


December 15, 2020

I hope this finds you well and safe. I am writing as an update of the current Covid-19 status in the facility. As part of our measures to slow the spread of infection, all residents are tested weekly and staff has been tested twice a week. Since the recent outbreak began at the beginning of December, there have been 12 staff members who have tested positive, and 6 residents. The Residents have been moved to our Covid “Red Zone”, and employees will quarantine for 14 days at home.

During this time of weather changes and influenza season, we are seeing numbers rise in LA County. We have increased our infection control measures facility-wide and will continue following the guidance of our partners at the state and local level of the Department of Public Health.

We understand this is a difficult time, and we will work our best to ensure you are connected to your loved ones as much as possible. During this time, in-facility visitation remains prohibited. We also ask for your patience at times, as in order for our brave frontline workers to remain safe and ensure the slow of any spread, it may take longer to get ahold of someone but rest assured we will get back to you.


December 7, 2020

I am writing as an update of the current Covid-19 status in the facility. As part of our measures to slow the spread of infection, all residents and staff have been tested weekly. Results came back with 1 positive staff and 1 positive resident. The Resident has moved to our Covid “Red Zone”, and the employee will quarantine for 14 days at home.

We have increased our infection control measures facility-wide and will continue following the guidance of our partners at the state and local level of the Department of Public Health.

We understand this is a difficult time, and we will work our best to ensure you are connected to your loved ones as much as possible. During this time, in-facility visitation remains prohibited. We also ask for your patience at times, as in order for our brave frontline workers to remain safe and ensure the slow of any spread, it may take longer to get ahold of someone but rest assured we will get back to you.


November 26, 2020

Please allow this email communication to serve as our weekly update. At this current time, there are 3 COVID-19 positive employees with the most recent one testing positive yesterday. They are all in quarantine, following the CDC, CDPH, and LAC DPH guidance. As stated before, we have moved to response mode where all residents and employees are tested weekly until told otherwise.

The facility is continuing to implement all the necessary safety precautions that are consistent with the CDC guidelines as well as those of the recommendations of Public Health. As always, our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and employees while keeping the lines of communication open with you and your family.

In addition, LA County has instructed us to test staff twice a week in response to the numbers of total cases in LA County. At this time, no resident has tested positive.


November 19, 2020

Please allow this email communication to serve as our update. At this current time, there has been a change from our last communication. There has been one new case of a COVID-19 positive employee reported yesterday. The Facility has gone into response mode, where all residents and staff are tested, to prevent spread. Increased infection prevention procedures are in place, and we are in constant contact with local and state authorities.

The facility is continuing to implement all the necessary safety precautions that are consistent with the CDC guidelines as well as those of the recommendations of Public Health. As always, our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and employees while keeping the lines of communication open with you and your family.


October 19, 2020

Please allow this email communication to serve as our weekly update. At this current time, there has been one change from our last communication. There have been 2 cases of COVID-19 positive residents or employees other than what was reported throughout the week.

The facility is continuing to implement all the necessary safety precautions that are consistent with the CDC guidelines as well as those of the recommendations of Public Health. As always, our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and employees while keeping the lines of communication open with you and your family.


October 9, 2020

The facility is continuing to implement all the necessary safety precautions that are consistent with the CDC guidelines as well as those of the recommendations of Public Health. As always, our priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of residents and employees while keeping the lines of communication open with you and your family.


September 30, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has started, nursing facilities, with the guidance of local and state authorities, have put steps in place to reduce the risk of COVID transmission, whether that be from the possibility of COVID entering the building, or if entered, from reducing and preventing the spread.

One of those systems has been the weekly testing of a percentage of staff and residents. Since we began the weekly testing, we have had negative results across the board. Yesterday we received one positive result of a staff member. In addition, we learned a staff member received a positive result from another facility they work at. It is worth noting that both employees work at the same other building, where there has been COVID activity.

We have reported to the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, and are following their guidance. We are conducting enhanced precautions in the facility. Neither employee will be working at the facility for at least the 10 day period that has been mandated by health authorities.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. The safety of your loved ones is our highest priority, and we will do all we can to ensure we become COVID free, as we have been for months, as soon as possible.


July 13, 2020

We wanted to provide an update on the Facility as it relates to COVID-19. Since the last update, there were several admissions, but we graduated the last confirmed case of COVID-19 from our Unit 19 on July 2, 2020. We thoroughly cleaned the entire hallway, rooms, and all equipment used in Unit 19, and our plan is to reduce the number of dedicated beds for COVID patients.

Currently, we do not have any confirmed cases of Covid-19 in our building. We do have one resident that we are treating as COVID +, even though the hospital Infection Disease doctor labeled the Resident’s test as a “false positive”, to ensure we are taking the utmost precautions when it comes to infection prevention.

Staff are getting tested at least monthly, and we tested several residents each week. We continue with work with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health vigilantly during this time. We know it can be difficult under the current circumstances to not be able to have the same access to your dearest loved ones. We are committed to doing whatever we can to keep the connection between you both.


June 12, 2020

We are continuing to update for any new admissions into our COVID + unit, Unit 19. We have had 1 new admission in the last 24 hours. They continue to remain separate from the rest of the building, and the facility continues to follow guidelines to protect all residents and staff.


June 11, 2020

We are continuing to update for any new admissions into our COVID + unit, Unit 19. We have had 1 new admission recently. They continue to remain separate from the rest of the building, and the facility continues to follow guidelines to protect all residents and staff.


June 3, 2020

We are continuing to update for any new admissions into our COVID-Positive Unit, Unit 19. We have had 2 new admissions in the last 24 hours. They continue to remain separate from the rest of the building, and the facility continues to follow guidelines to protect all residents and staff.


May 31, 2020

We are continuing to update for any new admissions into our COVID + unit, Unit 19. We have had 2 new admissions in the last 24 hours. They continue to remain separate from the rest of the building, and the facility continues to follow guidelines to protect all residents and staff.

Please stay safe.


May 28, 2020

It is our commitment to keep you informed during this unprecedented time. To that end, we are letting you know that 2 COVID-19 residents were admitted in our COVID Unit “Unit 19” in the past 24 hours. Unit 19 remains separate from the rest of the building, and we have been verified by our regulating agencies that we are following the proper infection control guidelines at this time, both in Unit 19 and the rest of the Facility.


May 19, 2020

Our facility admitted a new COVID positive resident into our designated unit. This unit continues to be separate from the rest of the building, and we continue to follow infection control guidelines.


May 15, 2020

Sunray Healthcare Center recently partnered with Los Angeles County Public Health in an effort to provide care to the most vulnerable community during this pandemic. As such, Sunray is now a dedicated COVID-19 facility. Essentially, this means that Sunray is able to accept vulnerable patients who are COVID+ from an acute care hospital and provide the care they need as well as the non-COVID+ patients.

Sunray has designated a COVID + unit that is separated from the remainder of the facility, with a dedicated staff and designated equipment, along with a barrier to the rest of the Facility and separate entrance as permitted.

By accepting these COVID+ patients it frees up hospital beds across Southern California that are desperately needed for those in dire need. With that being said, Sunray has now begun to accept COVID+ patients.

For this week, 3 COVID+ patients have been accepted at Sunray in the past day.

Know that we continue to monitor all staff members before and after each shift for signs and symptoms of COVID, including taking each person’s temperature. We are adhering to the infection control guidelines as outlined by public health.


May 8, 2020

This week, Sunray was able to do facility-wide Covid-19 testing for residents and staff. Those test results show that we have five additional COVID-positive residents and one additional COVID-positive staff member. We have been actively partnering with our community hospitals to readmit our COVID-positive residents back to the facility in a safe manner and in coordination with the local health department. All COVID-positive residents are under strict isolation protocols. As of today, we have 10 COVID-positive residents in-house and 8 COVID-positive staff.

Know that we continue to monitor all staff members before and after each shift for signs and symptoms of COVID, including taking each person’s temperature. We are adhering to the infection control guidelines as outlined by public health.

Please return to this webpage for updates as they come in.