APRC Reopening Plan Starting 3.19.21
Please be sure to read this announcement in its entirety, as there are a lot of variables. (Plan is subject to change at any time)
The Doerr Unit (now open 3.23.21) and the West Isolation Unit are presently not able to have in person visitation due to guidelines and due to continued transmission of Illness. (Stay tuned for updates)
Resident In Person Visitation Criteria for Covid-19
(NOT INCLUDING COMPASSIONATE CARE/END OF LIFE/CHATTERBOX OR VIRTUAL VISITS)
PER CMS GUIDELINES:
• ARBUTUS PARK MANOR WILL INITIATE RESPONSIBLE RESIDENT VISITATION WITH CONTINUED EMPHASIS ON INFECTION CONTROL GUIDELINES RELATED TO CONTINUED RISK OF TRANSMISSION.
• OTHER FORMS OF VISITATION WILL CONTINUE TO BE OFFERRED AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO PERSON – PERSON VISITATION.
PROTOCOL AS OF 3.19.21:
Arbutus Park Manor – should allow responsible indoor visitation at all times and for all residents, regardless of vaccination status of the resident, or visitor, unless certain scenarios arise that would limit visitation including the following:
• Unvaccinated residents, if the COVID-19 county positivity rate is greater than 10 percent and less than 70 percent of residents in the facility are fully vaccinated;
• Residents with confirmed COVID-19 infection, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, until they have met the criteria to discontinue transmission-based precautions; or
• Residents in quarantine, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, until they have met criteria for release from quarantine.
Visitation will be suspended or not permitted in the event of one of the following conditions:
If a new case of COVID-19 among residents or staff is identified, APM will immediately begin outbreak testing and suspend all visitation (except that required under federal disability rights law), until at least one round of facility-wide testing is completed.
If the first round of outbreak testing reveals no additional covid-19 cases in other areas of the facility, visitation can resume for residents in areas/units with no identified cases.
If the first round of outbreak testing reveals one or more additional cases in other areas, then facilities should suspend visitation for all residents (vaccinated and unvaccinated), until the facility meets the criteria to discontinue outbreak testing.
(outbreak testing is discontinued when testing identifies no new cases of covid – 19 infection among staff or residents for at least 14 days since most recent positive result.)
If the county positivity rate is >10% and < 70% of residents in the facility are fully vaccinated.
Residents with confirmed covid-19 infection, whether vaccinated or not, may not have visitors until they have met the criteria for discontinuing transmission-based precautions.
Residents in quarantine, whether vaccinated or not, until they meet criteria for release from quarantine.
Review the following guidelines that have been established to ensure responsible visits:
*****We encourage you to visit prior to 7:00pm for check in purposes. After 7:00pm, you will have to ring the bell and wait for a nurse supervisor to assist you.
Residents may have 2 visitors at a time. (special circumstances will be considered but must be discussed and arranged in advance of the visit so we can prepare to be able to accommodate the need for space)
All visitors entering the building are required to pass the initial triage (health status questionnaire/temperature screening). If you have symptoms, fever or contact, you will not be permitted entry.
Visitors are encouraged to be vaccinated but this is not a requirement for visitation.
If the resident you are visiting has not been fully vaccinated you will be required to socially distance yourself from the resident. This means no physical contact.
If the resident is fully vaccinated (meaning 14 days following 2nd step if a 2 step is required for specified vaccination) the resident will be questioned regarding their choice regarding close contact including touch. If resident permits, the visitor will be required to wear a well fitting face mask and perform hand hygiene before and after. (face mask and hand hygiene is required for all visits whether contact is permitted or not)
Visitors are required to physically distance self from other residents and staff in the facility.
Visitors are required to utilize specific paths of entry to unit where the resident resides.
Visitors are required to enter and exit through the main doors. (you will be logged in and out at the main door)
Pets are permitted if you provide record of vaccination.
Children are permitted if they are able to follow infection control guidelines.
Visitors are expected to follow all policies and procedures that are being placed to provide responsible face to face visits for our residents.
Failure to follow established policies will likely limit your ability for visitation in the future. (this can mean making appointments for visitation, chatterbox visitation arrangements, etc.)
We want this to be a positive experience for our residents, staff and families, thank you!