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.
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.tuskawillarehab.com/.
Thank you for your commitment and dedication to our residents.
Nursing Home Administrator
* Note: Staff that test positive for COVID-19 are placed on leave and not allowed to work in the center until they have two negative tests for COVID-19 at least 24 hours apart.
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.