The following Visitation Protocols are effective facility-wide (except for Unit C-3, which is closed to visitation until July 28th).
VISITATION PROTOCOLS BEGINNING JULY 1ST
· Visitors are welcome in the facility 7 days a week from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM.
· Visitors means anyone/everyone (not just designated personal caregivers).
NOTE: The regulations providing enhanced access for designated "personal caregiving" visitors apply only during a state public health emergency. This is no longer in effect with the Governor’s conclusion of the public health emergency. Designated personal caregiver names will remain in each resident’s medical record.
· Visits will be permitted in resident rooms, the elevator lobby area, the sun porches on each unit, the courtyards and the front patio (weather permitting). Although we do not expect residents and their visitors to remain in their room all day, visitors should limit movement around the facility. For example, visitors should not walk around different hallways/units of the facility.
· Visits will not need to be scheduled. We will also discontinue the scheduling of FaceTime, window visits and LOA.
· Visitors will not be asked for proof of vaccination or need to be tested prior to entering building. However, we encourage all visitors to get vaccinated.
· Visitors will be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 including temperature check, questions and observation.
· Visitors are required to wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) at all times while anywhere in the facility including in a resident room. This means visitors will have to leave the building to eat or drink.
· Visitors must utilize hand sanitizer frequently.
· Visitors may have close contact with their loved one (resident) if that resident is vaccinated. Visitors must social distance (at least 6 ft) from a loved one who is not vaccinated and all other residents, visitors and staff. This also applies when in resident rooms. Visitors in semi-private rooms should maintain social distance from roommate and roommate visitors.
· Those residents who are fully vaccinated may now participate in activities and dine in the dining room and without face coverings or social distancing (unless unvaccinated residents are present).
· Visitors may now bring items and gifts for residents directly to their rooms. Clothing to be labeled for the resident should still be deposited in the blue bin at the main entrance, in a sealed bag with the resident’s name and room number on it.
· We will not be scheduling leave of absences. Visitors can sign the resident out on the unit and bring them down to the entrance. Please make sure that visitors give the nursing unit notice of any plans for an outing.
· COVID is still a risk. Be aware that we may have to suspend visitation in the future if there is a positive resident/staff that warrants required outbreak testing.
· Visitors who are unable to adhere to the above core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention will be asked to leave and not permitted to return to visit.