How Preston Greens are responding to the COVID-19 virus
Updated on March 27, 2020
We understand the concerns everyone is experiencing with the world-wide COVID-19 health crisis. The pandemic of COVID-19 potential impact on our residents is our concern for us at Preston Greens. Our plan is focused on protecting our residents and staff member's health and safety. We have enacted additional preventive measures in our communities beyond our historical standards.
Every year, flu season triggers a heightened vigilance toward our residents' health and our operational oversight. Our community preparedness plan for the pandemic of COVID-19 reflects additional procedures and practice to demonstrate our focus on the well-being of our residents and employees that include:
- Re-educating our employees on infection control practices in managing daily tasks throughout our community – i.e., handwashing, increasing the frequency of disinfecting all surfaces, including high-touch surfaces
- Screening employees upon arrival of each shift for COVID-19 symptoms daily
- Direct any staff who may be sick to stay home
- Screening all visitors and suppliers for risk characteristics, i.e., recent travel experience, signs of symptoms of COVID-19.
- Posting updated signage about infection control protocol throughout communities
- Increasing the monitoring of the resident's health status
- Collaboration with healthcare partners and providers to address unique care needs and monitoring
- Compliance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health department and implementing additional measures and protocols specific to limiting the spread of COVID-19
- Encouraging opportunities for residents to connect with families through video and other digital technologies
- Establish a point of entry and exit for communities
- Suspending large group activities and outings
- Providing regular updates to residents and families
To further limit the spread of this virus, we are implementing a restriction on all visitors except community staff, healthcare professionals, and other essential individuals. Tours are still available and happening if screening for COVID-19 is filled out. If this is not possible, virtual tours are also available.
This is a rapidly changing situation, so we are continually monitoring communications from the CDC, the World Health Organization, and state departments of public health. We will adjust our operations, as appropriate and mandated, in this rapidly changing environment.
If you are feeling ill and are unsure if you have COVID-19, please visit the CDC's "What To Do if You Are Sick" website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html.
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