Working to Mitigate COVID-19 for Residents and Staff Members
Any staff member with symptoms of COVID-19, being tested for COVID-19, or having a diagnosis of COVID-19, is kept out of work until they have been cleared to return to work by the County Health Department and Administration.
We are working very hard to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmissions. We have adapted the latest evidence-based local and federal health guidelines to protect residents and staff from the risk of COVID-19. These include, but are not limited to:
Requiring all staff to undergo travel, symptom, and temperature screening before reporting to work
Monitoring residents for elevated temperature and symptoms every shift
Universal masking for all staff while they are in our facilities
Eliminating large resident group activities and communal dining
Restricting visitation, except in imminent end-of-life situations to help prevent transmissions from the community
Using virtual medical appointments whenever possible so that residents do not need to leave our building
Screening all new residents on admission for the possibility of recent COVID-19 exposure or infection and implementation of cohorting and isolation precautions.
Regularly disinfecting all units, nursing stations, and treatment areas.