Our community is taking precautionary measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Our residents, staff, and health care providers are our top concern and priority. We have implemented visitor restrictions within the community. If you are under the age of 15 or if you are experiencing flu like symptoms, have traveled outside the U.S. in the last 30 days, have visited areas of concern, or have possibly had contact with individuals who have potentially been exposed to the virus, please refrain from visiting our community at this time.
Currently health officials state that there is low risk in our community of exposure to the virus. However, we are taking every precaution to prevent illness, and continue to be prepared. We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We continue to monitor the situation and work with our local health officials as well as the CDC to ensure that we are familiar with the latest news and updates regarding this respiratory illness.
Should a suspected or confirmed case occur, we would continue to act in full compliance with the CDC, local, and state health authorities. As with any and all emergency situations, our corporate emergency response team at Tarantino Properties, Inc. is in place to provide support to our teams. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact a member of our staff.
The CDC says the virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person, in particular:
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
We are working to continually remind residents, staff, and visitors to practice the following measures:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds often. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Communicate with those around you if you experience any flu like symptoms, and stay away from others if that is the case.
- Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
Our community is continuously evaluating our policies and taking extra precautions to protect our residents and staff. In accordance with the CDC and other local and state health agencies, we have implemented a no visitor restriction within the community.
For the next 30 days, all visitors are prohibited from entering.
Limited exceptions will apply:
- Family members during end of life situations;
- Hospice or palliative care workers caring for residents in end-of-life situations;
- Any individual providing necessary health care to a resident; medical professionals only;
- Facility staff;
- Facility residents; with restrictions on reentry;
- Attorneys of records for residents in adult mental health facilities for court-related matters if virtual or telephone means are unavailable; and
- Representatives of the state and federal government seeking entry as part of their official duties, including, but not limited to, the Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, representatives of the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health, the Department of Elderly Affairs, the Agency for Health Care Administration, the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, protection and advocacy organizations under 42 U.S.C. s. 15041, the Office of the Attorney General, any law enforcement officer, and any emergency medical personnel.
Further, any of these individuals seeking entry into the facility under a limited exception will not be allowed into the facility if they meet any of the screening criteria below:
- Any person infected with COVID-19 who has not had two consecutive negative test results separated by 24 hours;
- Any person showing, presenting signs or symptoms of, disclosing the presence of a respiratory infection, including, cough, fever, shortness of breath, or sore throat;
- Any person who has been in contact with any person(s) known to be infected with COVID-19, or a close contact of someone known to be infected with COVID-19 within the past 14 days;
- Any person who traveled through any airport within the past 14 days; or
- Any person who traveled on a cruise ship within the last 14 days.
In addition, the facility must discourage residents from leaving the facility unless it is for medically necessary appointments. Residents returning to the facility will be screened for the above criteria before allowed reentry.
We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We continue to monitor the situation and work with our local health officials as well as the CDC to ensure that we are familiar with the latest news and updates regarding this respiratory illness.
Should a suspected or confirmed case occur, we would continue to act in full compliance with the CDC, local, and state health authorities. As with any and all emergency situations, our corporate emergency response team at Tarantino Properties, Inc. is in place to provide support to our teams.
If you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact the Executive Director at your community.