COVID-19 Notice



NEW ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING ON-SITE VISITATIONS AT OUR CENTER

To Our Families:

We know you continue to be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 and how it may impact your loved ones. Ensuring our residents are in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority.

Per recent guidance issued from the federal government agency that oversees nursing homes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we have updated our visitation guidelines to enhance visitation for residents and visitors that are fully vaccinated.  Therefore, please review below some of the changes we have implemented based on CDC recommendation.

Fully vaccinated refers to a person who is more than 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or more than 2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine, per the CDC’s Public Health Recommendations for Vaccinated Persons.

Ways You Can Help Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

Meanwhile, we hope that we can count on you to help minimize the spread of COVID-19, so we can better protect your loved ones and allow for more in-person visitations. Below are some suggestions on how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread.

  1. Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to help minimize and reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you wish to become vaccinated and are having difficulty setting up an appointment, please let us know.
  2. Continue to limit the number of people at gatherings. Large gatherings offer more opportunity for the virus to spread from person to person, especially when a person infected has no symptoms yet can still spread the virus to others unknowingly.
  3. Ask anyone who has had contact with someone who has been ill to not participate in the gathering/celebration in person. If they have been exposed to someone who is/was ill, they may be spreading the virus without knowing they have it. Offer alternative means to stay in touch, such as FaceTime, Zoom, virtual parties, and virtual holiday meals.
  4. Continue with the social distancing recommendations by remaining at least six (6) feet apart both indoors and outdoors unless you know all participants are fully vaccinated. This reduces the amount of virus that you and/or loved ones may come in contact with.
  5. Continue with face coverings both indoors and outdoors when you are not able to validate everyone there has been fully vaccinated.
  6. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap is not available.
  7. Check the local and state conditions and requirements for precautions and restrictions in place. This includes positivity rates and quarantine requirements, before crossing state lines.

As we navigate these challenging times, we express our sincere gratitude for your support in helping to protect our residents as we continue working towards a safe visitation experience.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the center’s Infection Prevention & Control Officer or myself.

For additional information on COVID-19, please visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

The center continues to take every effort to limit the spread of the virus, including adhering to guidance from federal, state, and local health and policy authorities. Additional information on mitigating steps the center is taking to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19, as well as cumulative information on COVID-19 cases at the center, can be found here https://www.rivervalleyrehab.com/.

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to our residents.

Sincerely,

 

 

Nursing Home Administrator

 Current
Cumulative
Residents
Current:0
Cumulative:127
Staff *
Current:0
Cumulative:103

We want to convey our sincere concern for those who have been diagnosed positive for COVID-19. Our thoughts are with them and their loved ones at this challenging time, and our deepest condolences go out to everyone who has lost a loved one during this crisis.



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