Health Care Community – The Haven, Assisted Living and Memory Care
The COVID transmission rate for Chesterfield County Health Care has only decreased to 18.88% and the transmission level remains high. We continue to encourage everyone to get “up-to-date” with their COVID-19 vaccines per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. We will continue to test team members who are not up-to-date with the COVID-19 vaccine twice a week as required.
On June 24, 2022, CDC released new guidelines for Health Care communities. Due to these new guidelines, we have updated our process for new admissions, readmissions, and residents out of the facility for 24 hours or more, effective June 30, 2022.
NEW PROCESS CHANGE FOR NEW ADMISSIONS / READMISSIONS AND RESIDENTS OUT OF THE FACILITY FOR 24 HRS OR MORE
All new admissions/readmissions or a resident who has left the facility for 24 hours or more will be required to quarantine to their room for 7 days. That means they test on day of admission and on day 7 and may come out of the room on day 8. The guidance states they can be removed from quarantine after day 7. The first day of admission is considered day 0.
If an admission/readmission or a resident has been out of the facility for 24 hours or more is severely immunocompromised (cancer, organ transplant, on immunocompromising medications etc…) they will need to be quarantined to their room for 14 days instead of the 7 days. We would need to add testing on days 10 and 14 in addition to day of admission and day 7.
If a resident has a KNOWN exposure (visitor/family, hospice staff etc… tested positive after visit) then they will still need to quarantine for 14 days.
All visitors need to continue to take additional measures to make visitation safer. This includes wearing well-fitting masks, surgical or KN95 at all times, performing hand hygiene, and practicing physical distancing. Do not mingle in the common areas of the community. Please do not visit your loved one and contact your doctor if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: sore throat, severe lingering headache, sinus/head pressure, head congestion, runny nose, nausea, cough, and fatigue. Visitors who are unable to adhere to our core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention that are consistent with the guidance for nursing homes will not be permitted to visit or should be asked to leave.
Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July! Your encouragement and support of all Team members is appreciated.