October 22: Visitation Update
The Glebe’s leadership team is excited to share that the most recent round of baseline testing has been concluded with all negative results and there have been no new onset COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days in the community. As a result, effective Monday, October 26, The Glebe will offer visitation for in-room visitation in the higher levels of care.
The Glebe will accommodate and support indoor visitation, based on the following guidelines:
- There has been no new onset on COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days in the community and the community is not currently conducting outbreak testing.
- Visitors must be able to adhere to the core principles of infection prevention.
- Visits will be limited to no more than two visitors at a time.
- Visitors will be limited to a specified length of time: a maximum of two hours.
- The community may limit the total number of visitors to the community at one time.
- The community will limit visitor movement in the community; visitors will be required to go directly to the resident’s room or apartment for visitation. Movement throughout the community and use of common areas will be restricted at this time.
- Visitors will need to immediately exit the community once visitation is complete.
All visitations will require visitors to be screened at the guard gate and logged in at the health care entrance. All visitors must pass screening questions and have their temperature checked to be granted entry into the community. All visitors will be expected to adhere to the infection control protocol:
- A facial mask worn at all times by both the visitor and the resident Note: Surgical masks will be provided to visitors and residents
- Social distancing of at least six feet
- Hand hygiene with use of hand sanitizer prior to entrance to the community and after all visitations
- Avoidance of physical contact
All visitation will occur 9 a.m.– 6 p.m., seven days a week. All visits will be permitted for two hours or less so that team members can ensure appropriate infection control.
This enhanced process will allow spouses to visit throughout different levels of care within the community, providing an opportunity to reconnect. The Glebe will continue with resident communal dining and activity opportunities as previous, however, visitors are not permitted to participate in communal dining or activity functions with residents at this time.
Please refrain from visitation if a visitor has any active illness symptoms. Additionally, the management team requests that visitors notify The Glebe immediately if they become suspicious of having COVID-19 and have visited The Glebe in the 14 days prior to coming into contact or suspected contact with COVID-19.