Update from Administrator – June 22, 2021

June 21, 2021

Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

As we continue to see COVID numbers decreasing and access to vaccines increasing in our state and region, we are excited to announce a new round of updated guidance from the state Department of Public Health.  .

  • Visitors are required to complete our COVID-19 screening process, completing our screening questions for COVID-19 and confirm no exposure to others with COVID-19 infection during the prior 14 days prior to a visit.
  • Visitors and residents, as they are able to do so, must wear a face mask for the duration of the visit except when the resident and visitor are fully vaccinated (14 days or more from receiving the final dose in the vaccine series).
  • All previous limitations related to length of visit or number of visits no longer applies. This is very exciting!!!
  • Should a resident or staff member test positive, the unit, floor or care area will suspend visitation on that section until the unit, floor or care area has gone 14 days without a new COVID positive case. This guideline has not changed. Yet another reason for everyone to get vaccinated.

Currently 85% of residents are vaccinated. If your loved one is NOT vaccinated and you would like them to be, please contact Janet Moyles DNS at 508-765-9133.  At this time, 71% of staff are vaccinated and we continue to advocate and encourage any staff who have note received their vaccination to do so ASAP.

Resident Room Visitation Space:

  • If resident and visitor are fully vaccinated, masks and social distancing are no longer required.

Outdoor Visitation Space:

  • Residents who are fully vaccinated may visit with loved ones who are fully vaccinated without maintaining social distancing or wearing masks.

Dining and Group Activities:

  • Participating residents must wear a mask if any of the participating residents are not fully vaccinated. Social distancing is no longer required.
  • If all participating residents are fully vaccinated, then residents do not need to wear a mask.
  • Small groups of residents who are fully vaccinated may dine together at a table without social distancing or wearing masks.

We hope you have a great week and look forward to seeing you soon!

Robin High

June 22, 2021