Action Being Taken to Protect Against the Novel Coronavirus
What’s your reason for getting the vaccination?
UPDATED ON 5/20/2020
Facility Wide Testing
In the event a resident exhibits symptoms, the resident will be evaluated immediately and, if recommended by the physician and local health department, tested. Residents who test positive for COVID-19 are either treated at the facility in isolation or, if available, treated in a designated COVID wing/unit. If necessary, the resident may be sent to a partner hospital. Designated COVID units are isolated with barrier systems in place, protecting the environment from the rest of the facility, with separate supplies and food, as well as dedicated staff who work on the COVID unit only. Personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided and worn per CDC guidelines. Signature HealthCARE also has a consulting Infectious Disease physician and Infectious Disease nurse on board, who have been providing guidance.
We follow a similar protocol should a stakeholder exhibit symptoms of the virus. Stakeholders are screened daily and those exhibiting symptoms are immediately sent home and tested for the virus per the recommendations of the local health department. Those exhibiting symptoms or who test positive will not be permitted to return to a facility until medically cleared in accordance with federal and state requirements. Our stakeholders are following government-mandated infection control procedures, as well as those instructed by the CDC which include: screening all stakeholders and residents daily for symptoms of the virus, hand washing, cleaning equipment, and utilizing face masks and other protective equipment.
We also notify all required local health departments and government agencies about any positive residents or stakeholders and follow government protocols in notifying other potentially exposed residents, their families, and stakeholders.
We sincerely appreciate our families, visitors, vendors, residents, and communities’ understanding in abiding by the visitation limitations mandated by the government. These restrictions will remain in place until the government instructs us otherwise, and the facility deems it safe for our residents and staff. And we cannot say “Thank You” loudly enough to our stakeholders who are working tirelessly to help keep our residents, their, families, and each other safe and healthy.