Guidelines for Visitation at the Health Care Community—4/29/21Brandermill Woods independent living angle

Guidelines for Visitation at the Health Care Community—4/29/21

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Please do not visit if you have any of the following symptoms: fever,chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, the new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or other new signs of illness.

Indoor visitation privileges are contingent upon following the requirements below, which reflect the measures Brandermill Woods has deemed necessary to protect the health and safety of the Brandermill Woods residents and staff:

  • Before you participate in our visitation program, be aware of the risks associated with visitation and make an informed decision about participation. Full vaccination for visitors is always preferred, when possible.
  • Visitors should be screened and restricted from visiting, regardless of their vaccination status, if they have: current SARS-CoV-2 infection; symptoms of COVID-19; or prolonged close contact (within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with SARS-CoV-2 infection in the prior 14 days or have otherwise met criteria for quarantine.
  • Upon entering our facility, visitors, regardless of their vaccination status, should wear a well-fitting cloth mask, facemask, or respirator (N95 or a respirator approved under standards used in other countries that are similar to NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirators) for source control.
  • Hand hygiene should be performed by the patient/resident and the visitors before and after contact.
  • Visitors, regardless of their vaccination status,should physically distance (maintaining at least 6 feet between people) from other residents, visitors that are not part of their group, and staff in the facility, except as described in the scenarios below.
  • Limit visitor movement in the facility. Visitors should be directed to go directly to resident’s room and not walk around hallways or linger in common areas.  Restrooms will not be available for visitors.

Physical distancing and mask recommendations when both the resident and all of their visitors are fully vaccinated:

  • While alone in the designated visitation area, residents and their visitor(s) can choose to have close contact (including touch) and to not wear a mask.
  • Visitors should wear a mask and physical distance from other residents/visitors/staff that are not part of their group at all other times while in the facility.

Physical distancing and mask recommendations when either the resident or any of their visitors are not fully vaccinated:

  • The safest approach is for everyone to maintain physical distancing and to wear source control. However, if the patient/resident is fully vaccinated, they can choose to have close contact (including touch) with their unvaccinated visitor(s) while both continue to wear well-fitting source control.

Thank you, the Team at Brandermill Woods