Dear Patients, Residents, Family and Staff:
We are glad to inform you that most everyone who has experienced Covid due to this event has now gradated! We have one more Resident who’ll be graduating tomorrow the 27th. No Residents needed to be tested based on symptomology today; therefore, no new Resident positive tests at this time! No Staff Members tested positive for Covid either. We’ll be doing another scheduled round of Covid testing tomorrow with the Residents and Patients who have not tested positive as of yet.
This event has been very challenging for our Residents and very arduous for all our Team Members. While you’re in the Facility, please make certain that you are wearing a mask from the upper bridge of your nose, to the bottom part of your chine at all times. There are several hand sanitizing stations in the Facility, please ensure you’re sanitize your hands by rubbing all surfaces of your fingers, palms, and back of your hands. And please don’t forget to social distance.
For those Visitors who are wanting to visit Covid Positive Patients and Residents, please keep in mind that every visit increases the chances of Visitors becoming contagious and further spreading Covid in the Facility and in the Community. We ask that you keep in mind that you’ll be utilizing PPE that has been designated for Resident and Patient care, and PPE can be hard to come by. We ask that you be mindful as you consider visiting a loved one in the Covid Unit. If you choose to follow through with a Visit to the Covid Unit, here are directions that Must be followed:
- Due to CMS’s mandate on following the Core Principles of Infection Control, which includes keeping a minimum of six feet away from everyone in the room (including the Patient), up to two Visitors may visit at a time. Due to the size of the room, having a third visitor would compromise the six feet distancing requirement.
- Check in at the Front Desk: Sanitize your hands thoroughly, complete questionnaire, get your temperature checked, read and sign informational form, enter Covid Unit through the Antioch entrance/exit.
- Sanitize hands coming in and out of the Covid Unit (before donning and after doffing PPE).
- PPE must be applied and properly worn through the entirety of the visitation.
If Visitors are non-compliant at any time with the Core Principles of Infection Control, the Facility has the right to end visitation. We would ask you to thoughtfully consider if an on-site Covid Unit visit is the best decision for you, your loved one, and the community at large.
Please also consider that we are still running Contingent Staffing due to the number of Staff Members who are out for illnesses. We ask for grace, understanding, and patience for All our Team Members who are currently fighting the good fight. We are still receiving a large volume of calls and would appreciate limiting your calls as much as possible.
Please keep in mind the Federal Mandate Requires Complete Vaccination for all Healthcare Professionals, or a fully executed exemption form; and Work Is Contingent Upon Compliance with this Mandate by Sunday, February 13th. Though an extension has been provided by the Federal Government, we ask that you do not wait to the last minute to participate in the vaccination process, or complete an exemption form. Exemption forms must be reviewed before they can be considered fully executed.
We appreciate everyone’s collaboration, compliance, and discipline with all guidelines at this time.
At your service,
The Leadership Team at Shawnee PARC