Visitation

*Visits may be indoor or outdoor. Call facility for details. 

Visitors who are unable to follow the core principles of COVID19 infection prevention will not be permitted to visit or will be asked to end the visit and leave. 

Core Principles of COVID19 infection prevention for visitors.

  • Screening of all who enter the facility for signs and symptoms of COVID19 including temperature checks and questions/observations of signs and symptoms or those who have had close contact with someone with COVID19 infection in the prior 14 days (regardless of visitor’s vaccination status). 
  • Hand Hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred). 
  • Face mask covering.
  • Social distancing at least 6 feet between persons. 

Outdoor Visitation

Outdoor visitation remains the safest and is recommended by CMS and CDC due to ventilation. Outdoor Visitation is preferred even when the resident and visitor are fully vaccinated against COVID19.

All visitors must follow the Core Principles of COVID19 infection Prevention for visitors.  

  • Visitations will be on the facility’s designated indoor or outdoor visitation area.  
  • Visitations will be limited to two visitors at a time per resident. 
  • Notify all visitors upon arrival that if they develop symptoms of COVID19 within three days after visiting, they must immediately notify the facility. 
  • Visitors will wait in their car until it is time for their visit. 
  • Visitors should be escorted to the designated indoor visitation area and stay in designated visiting locations. Visitors are not allowed to wander throughout the facility.
  • Visitors will not be allowed to visits in residents’ rooms unless there is no other way to accommodate the visit. 
  • The facility will ensure that a minimum distancing of six feet will occur during visitation. If social distancing is not practiced, the visitor will be asked to end the visit. 
  • Residents and visitors must wear a face-covering during the duration of the visit.  Residents with active COVID-19 infection, either laboratory-confirmed or symptomatic, are not allowed to participate in outdoor visits. 
  • There must be adequate PPE to permit residents, if they are able to comply, to wear a face mask during visitation.  The visitor must bring their own face mask. 
  • Visitors may provide food and beverage to the resident (following the resident’s diet), but food should not be shared between residents and visitors. 
  • Facility will clean highly touched surfaces frequently and designed visitation areas after each visit.
  • Children are permitted to visit. Visitors with children must be able to manage them, and children must be able to wear a face mask during the entire visitation. Children under the age of 2 are not required to wear a mask per CDC guidelines. 
  • All visitors must sign in and provide contact information including name and phone number. 
  • Visitors are not required to be vaccinated or tested as a condition of visitation. 

The facility will allow visitation for all residents (regardless of vaccination status), except for a few circumstances when visitation should be limited due to a high risk of COVID-19 transmissionThese scenarios include limiting indoor visitation for: 

  • Residents with confirmed COVID19 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. 

Fully vaccinated residents can choose to have close contact (including touch) with their visitors Regardless, visitors should physically distance themselves from other residents and staff in the facility  

When a new case of COVID19 is identified in a resident or staff, indoor and outdoor visits will be paused until the first round of facility-wide testing is completed.  After the facility-wide testing is complete, outdoor visits may resume for all residents except those in isolation or quarantine for COVID-19. 

Compassionate Visits

The facility will allow visits in situations that would be considered “compassionate care situations” such as end of life, failure to thrive situations, or residents experiencing emotional distress.