When Visiting the Skilled Nursing Side of the Facility 5/6/2021
We have had one positive case of COVID 19. The case was detected on 5/5/2021.
When and if you have visited the facility during this time, please monitor yourself for any symptoms of COVID 19 and contact the Health Department if symptoms are noticed.
All Staff & Residents are being tested weekly, and at this time all tests have come back negative.
Long-Term Care Visitor Requirements
- On entry to building, sign visitor log and provide required information. You must complete a symptom screen and have your temperature checked. If you are sick, you will be asked to postpone your visit. Either visitor or resident must be fully vaccinated for an indoor visit to occur.
- PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) refers to gloves, gowns, eye protection, and face coverings. The correct order to put on PPE is gown, mask, eye protection & gloves. The correct order to remove PPE is gloves, gown, eye protection & mask. Wash your hands after touching or removing PPE.
- At a minimum, a face mask is required to be worn in the building and at all times during your visit. Eye protection may also be required, depending on community COVID-19 transmission rates. In some circumstances, you may be asked to wear a gown and/or gloves. Your face mask must be worn correctly – completely covering your mouth & nose. Do not place a mask on a child younger than 2 years old.
- Wash your hands on entry to building, you may use alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) or soap & water. Scrub hands for at least 20 seconds. Wash your hands often – after touching personal protective equipment (PPE) and/or surfaces in the building. Wash your hands when exiting the building.
- Please go directly to your designated visitor area – limit your movement throughout the building and avoid touching high-touch surfaces.
- Please maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet between you and the resident you are visiting. If the resident is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, they may choose to have close contact (including touch) with their visitor while wearing a well-fitting face mask and performing hand-hygiene before and after.
- If you develop symptoms of illness during your visit (i.e., headache, chills, body aches, cough, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea), please end your visit immediately and check out at the front desk. You may follow-up with the Josephine Caring Community Infection Control Nurse at (360) 629-2126.
- Please follow the guidelines required to slow the spread of COVID-19 (i.e., masking, handwashing, physical distancing,) while in the community. If not already vaccinated, consider receiving a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to you.