Update as of March 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EST

We continue to follow the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) updates and restrictions to visitation of Residents in our communities. It remains current practice that visits from family members; friends and non-essential health care personnel are not permitted. Exceptions are made only in compassionate care situations such as end-of-life care (and in those cases, restricted to the resident’s apartment or room only). All visitors entering the community for compassionate care purposes will be screened prior to their entrance. No visitors will be permitted if they show signs of respiratory infection (fever, cough or sore throat), have been in contact with someone with or under investigation for the COVID-19, or have traveled outside of the country within the last 14 days to any restricted countries.

Additional steps to minimize resident and colleague risk include:

  • Cancellation of all internal and external communal dining and group activities.
  • Active screening of all residents and colleagues for fever and respiratory symptoms; all colleagues will be screened at the beginning of each shift. Any ill colleagues identified will be immediately be sent home to seek care and self-isolate.
  • Ongoing reminders of the importance of social distancing and proper hand hygiene.

We will continue to monitor COVID-19 developments at the local and national level to ensure that we have the most effective precautions in place. We are committed to keeping our residents and families apprised of any new developments regarding visitation.

If you have additional questions on precaution or screening, please visit http://www.trinity- health.org/coronavirus or https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html .

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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