COVID-19 Update March 15
Visits will be scheduled outdoors, weather permitting and resident able to be outside safely.
· Indoor visits will be permitted unless the county positivity rate is greater than 10% and less than 70% of residents are fully vaccinated.
· If a resident has tested positive for COVID-19 or is on transmission-based precautions in person visits will not be allowed until resident is off precautions.
· Visits must be scheduled 48 hours in advance
· Visits will be 30 minutes in length to give all residents the opportunity to visit with family and friends.
· All visitors will be screened prior to visit for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., Temperature checks, questions and observations of signs and symptoms of COVID-19). If visitor is displaying any signs or symptoms or has been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 infection in the prior 14 days, regardless of vaccination status, Visit will be denied.
· Visitors and resident must wear a face mask covering nose and mouth during visit
· Visitor and resident will perform hand hygiene prior to and after visit.
· Social distancing of 6 feet should be maintained during visit but if resident has been fully vaccinated, they may choose to have close contact, including touch with their visitor while wearing a well-fitted face mask and performing hand hygiene before and after.
· If a new COVID case among resident or staff is identified, we will begin outbreak testing and all visitation will be suspended immediately until at least one round of facility-wide testing is completed.
· If the first round of outbreak testing reveals no additional cases in other areas (units) visitation can resume for residents in areas/units with no COVID cases.
· The area (unit) with the COVID cases can resume visitation when the criteria is met to discontinue outbreak testing.
· If the first round of outbreak testing reveals one or more additional cases in other areas (units) all visitation will be suspended until facility meets the criteria to discontinue outbreak testing.
· Compassionate visits will be permitted at all times regardless of residents vaccination status, the county’s COVID-19 positivity rate or an outbreak.
· Visitors who do not follow infection prevention guidelines will be asked to leave and may be denied future visits.