Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update (12/28/21)
In December of last year, we found ourselves in a peculiar spot with a COVID-19 outbreak here at the center. Unfortunately, almost one year to the date, we find ourselves dealing with some of the same concerns related to increasing positivity rates in DeKalb county and across the state.
In the past week, we have been notified of at least three resident exposures related to family members who visited their loved one over the holiday. The current regulations do not allow for us to stop visitation. However, I kindly ask everyone to limit visits to only those that you feel are essential. If you have visited with people outside of your household during the holidays, wait at least five to seven days before coming in for a visit. Please share this information with your extended family and friends who may come to visit your loved one too.
While we are allowing visits, they may only take place in the resident’s room, or in one of our outdoor spaces. Additionally, regardless of vaccination status, all visitors must wear a facemask for the duration of their visit. No congregating in common/public areas, including the nurse’s stations. We need your help in mitigating this outbreak as quickly as possible.
Reminders of the measures that we have taken in our center to protect your loved one, our staff and our community:
• All individuals are screened in accordance to state and federal guidelines prior to entering patient care areas.
• All visitors must wear a mask for the duration of their visit.
• All residents are screened three times a day including vital signs and respiratory assessment by licensed staff.
• Employees and contracted service providers have been limited to essential personnel only.
• Activities have been limited to small groups on each designated pavilion.
• Public and resident care areas are disinfected with approved EPA disinfectant.
• Center leadership are working closely with local, state and federal agencies for the most up-to-date health advisory information and guidance.
The coming days and weeks will be long and hard, but together we will get over yet another bump in this COVID road. Continue to keep us all in your thoughts and prayers.
The leadership team is always available to answer any questions.