COVID-19 Update 5.03.21


COVID-19 Update


Dear Patients, Residents, Family and Staff;

We are certainly very grateful that our County has been consistently in the lowest tier of Covid Positivity Rate. Though Covid has substantially diminished in our area, there are other parts of the United States and the World that are beginning to get another wave of this virus. Though we feel hopeful, we encourage everyone to remain diligent with the safety practices we’ve put in place to help keep our Residents, Patients, Family Members, Staff and community as Covid free as possible.

We are happy to let you know that due to our low Positivity Rate, we’ve been given further guidance from CMS, CDC, and JOCO Department of Health, that will allow new practices to be implemented effective immediately. If the Resident and Visitor have completed their Covid Vaccination, they can have in-room visitation without the need for a face mask given the Resident is in a private room (Visitor must present a Vaccination Card as proof). Close contact is allowed, but would encourage a safer distance throughout the visit. Residents and Visitors still must abide by proper mask wearing, social distancing, and appropriate hand hygiene outside of Resident’s room, hallways, lobby and common areas. Visitors should also minimize their traffic in the facility as much as possible by not wandering around the building; this helps keep the Residents and the Visitors safer.

All other types of visitations (other than clinically approved compassionate care visits) will continue to be monitored and should take place in the lobby area designated by the six foot tables that have been set up for your convenience. We ask that you please ensure you’re placing yourselves at the ends of the tables during your visits to assist in clearing a safer distance between the Resident and Visitor.

Visitors can contact Winnie at 913-401-3819 or  to schedule a visit/outings with a Long-Term Care Resident; and contact Cena at 913-229-2859 or azmitchell@ensignservices.netto schedule a visit/outings with an Assisted Living Resident. Visits will be limited to 1 time per day for 15 minutes at a time upon schedule availability seven days a week from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Only scheduled visits/outings will be allowed at this time. For outings, you and the Resident will receive guidelines that will assist in having a safer outing.

Again, our number one priority is to keep our Residents and Staff as safe as possible through this Pandemic. Mandates, guidelines, practices, PPE, etc. are only as good and effective as Visitors and Residents who are willing to abide by them; we request that you do your very best to ensure the safest visitation/outing experience possible for the sake of yourself, your loved one, and for the rest of the facility, as exposure to the virus has the potential to spread through the entire building and expose many lives to having their health compromised and even death. Failure to follow safety practices could end your visit and potentially your ability to have future visitations. We appreciate your compliance and discipline with all visitation and outing practices.

As always, thank you again for your continued confidence to care for your loved one and for supporting us in our efforts during this pandemic.


At your service,

The Leadership Team at Shawnee PARC