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Update from Administrator – November 4, 2020

Dear Families,

As always, our team and I hope this email finds you safe and healthy.

We have had no new positives cases of COVID. We will continue testing and reporting at regular intervals as required by CMS, CDC and DPH.

As I have said in previous emails, the COVID-19 pandemic is still active and while our residents remain COVID free, our state, as well the community, are reporting an uptick in new cases of COVID. This serves as a reminder that we must all remain vigilant in following all guidelines, recommendations, and best practices to stay safe and fight this pandemic. Wash (or use alcohol sanitizer) your hands, wear your mask, and watch your (social)distance.

Due to the recent uptick in COVID cases, the Governor has enacted “Visitation Level 3,” effective TODAY for the next two weeks. Below are more details on the Governor’s orders, but essentially, we are back to only compassionate care and end of life circumstance visits with your loved ones.

Visitation Level 3: No visitation unless required under federal guidance, or in certain other circumstances.

  • Visitation is suspended unless required under federal guidance; or in certain other limited clinical circumstances, including compassionate care.
  • Compassionate Care visits are allowed only under certain circumstances according to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention, the facility visitation plan, and federal guidance. Even under these circumstances, anyone who meets the conditions listed above is prohibited from visiting, in addition to those who are younger than 18.

Please contact us if you have any questions about this new state directive.

“Alternative” Visits

Please know that “alternative” visitations will continue. Remember that we do offer iPads for our residents to use for video visits, phone calls, etc. to ensure that you and your loved ones remain in contact, as best as you can during these very uncertain times.

As always, thank you for your patience and please stay safe and healthy!

Thank you and please stay safe and healthy!

Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions.

Thank you,

Nicholas Lutzel

Administrator

November 4, 2020