Latest Coronavirus Updates



Memorandum

To:         All Families and Friends of The Davis Community
From:    Angie Barr, Chief Operating Officer
Date:     January 22, 2021
Re:        COVID-19 Update and Positive Case

We have identified an employee at the Health Care Center, via routine testing, that is positive for COVID-19.  The employee is home recovering.  All residents and staff potentially exposed have been tested via antigen testing and are negative for COVID-19.  If your loved one was potentially impacted, you were contacted last night.  
 
COVID-19 Vaccine
 
The 2nd clinic for the COVID Vaccine at the Health Care Center and Cambridge Village will be 2/1/2021 and Champions is 2/10/2021.  If your loved one was vaccinated on 1/4/2021 or 1/13/2021 they will get the second dose on 2/1 or 2/10 respectively.  Any resident that discharges home is  welcomed to return to their respective location to receive the second dose even after discharge.  Consent forms are required for each dose.  If you submitted a consent form for the first dose, you will still need to submit a consent form for the second dose.  The vaccine consent form will be sent to you in a separate email.  The form is being sent to all families but if your loved one signed the consent for their first dose we will have them sign the consent for the second dose as well when appropriate.  The consent forms can be returned to:

Champions:               CALCOVIDVAC@thedaviscommunity.org
Health Care Center:  HCCCOVIDVAC@thedaviscommunity.org
Cambridge:               CVCOVIDVAC@thedaviscommunity.org

Receipt of the vaccine by residents and staff does not change visitation restrictions or our current surveillance plan.  We will continue to assess all residents for symptoms at least twice per day and screen all employees at the beginning of each worked shift.  Weekly testing will continue and the type of permitted visitation will still be predicated on identification of positive cases.  Receipt of the vaccine does not changed required surveillance by the local health department, DHSR, CDC or CMS.  We are certainly hopeful that once the vaccine begins to impact the pervasiveness of the virus that we will see changes in the mandates from the local, state and national agencies but we have no indication about the timeframe or the types changes that could occur.

Walgreens has partnered with us to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. At this time, we will be receiving the Moderna vaccine which will require the initial vaccine and then the booster vaccine completed 28 days later. Here is a link to the EUA Fact Sheet for your review: https://www.fda.gov/media/144638/download.
 
If you have questions please reach out to:
Ruth Finch (ruthf@thedaviscommunity.org), Cindy Edgell (cindye@thedaviscommunity.org) Caitlin Flockhart (caitlinf@thedaviscommunity.org)or Angie Barr (angieb@thedaviscommunity.org).
 
Thank you so much for getting this necessary paperwork to us as soon as possible!

Secretary Cohen – Families of Long-Term Care Residents and COVID-19 Vaccines

Please ask if you have questions or concerns.


Be reminded that we refer to all of the skilled nursing houses collectively as “The Health Care Center.”  This includes all 10 houses of Club, Rehab Pavilion, Walker Taylor, Sinclair-Hogue, Timberline, Lightkeepers, Artisan, Breakers, Haven, and Riverbend.


Visitation:
  • The Health Care Center will continue with outdoor and window visits.  Indoor visits will not occur until we have had 14 days without a positive case.  The details for these visits are noted below. 
  • Outdoor and window visits continue at Champions.  Indoor visits will not occur until we have had 14 days without a positive case.  The details for these visits are noted below. 
  • Indoor, outdoor and window visits  are continuing at Cambridge Village. The details for these visits are noted below. 

 
REMINDERS:

Visitation at Champions, Health Care Center and Cambridge Village
We are thrilled to see you soon!  Any questions about this process can be directed to:

Visitation will be scheduled with:
Health Care Center

Health Care Center Visitation email at HCCVisits@thedaviscommunity.org

Champions:
Vicki Hardiman at vickih@thedaviscommunity.org
Mary Dee Dempsey at maryd@thedaviscommunity.org

Cambridge Village:
Sheila Wheelock at sheilaw@thedaviscommunity.org
Amanda Ott at amandao@thedaviscommunity.org

Location details:

Health Care Center:
Tuesday through Thursday, with 30-minute time slots from 9am -11:45am and 1:30pm – 3:30 pm.
  • Tuesday – Artisan / Breakers
  • Wednesday – Riverbend / Lightkeepers / Timberline
  • Thursday – Sinclair Hogue / Walker Taylor 
  • Friday – Club 
Champions:
Tuesday through Thursday, with 30-minute time slots from 9am -11:45am and 1:30pm – 3:30 pm.

Cambridge Village:
Monday-Friday 9:30am-11:45am in 20 minute slots under the overhang outside.
  • All visitors must wear a mask at all times and maintain at least 6 feet social distancing from the resident and the facility representative. Only 2 visitors per visit are permitted for outdoor visits and 1 visitor per visit for indoor visits.
  • The facility will provide a mask for the resident, but we ask that all visitors bring their own mask to wear.
  • Visitors, residents, and the facility representative must use alcohol-based hand rub before and after visitation.
  • The visitors will be screened for a fever and other symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever equal to or greater than 100F, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, chills or new onset of loss of taste or smell) by the facility representative.
  • The visitation area will be sanitized after each visit with EPA-approved disinfectant for SARS-Cov-2.
  • We will monitor the process and circumstances closely and will alter visitation practices based on disease transmission in the facility or community, visitor non-compliance, or other factors. 
Please be reminded that the guidelines listed for INDOOR AND OUTDOOR visits are REQUIRED.  If you are not able to adhere to the visitation guidelines we will not be able to accommodate the visit.  Please do not put the staff facilitating your visit in a difficult position by not adhering to the guidelines.  They have been instructed to contact management and security when needed when situations arise.  We are not trying to make the process difficult but we are not permitted to deviate from these guidelines and failure to adhere to them puts the entire organization at risk related to visitation.  Please help us stay in compliance with visitation requirements.

End-Of Life Visitation
Guidelines for end-of-life visitation have not changed.  If your loved one is at end-of life then visitation may be permitted at the discretion of the facility with the following screening/criteria.  If the screen reveals any concern, visitation cannot be permitted even in end-of-life situations.  These guidelines also apply to the COVID unit:
  • You will be asked to complete and sign the visitor screening form acknowledging the accuracy of the information you provided.  The staff member opening the door will take and record the temperature of the visitor being considered for entry. 
  • If all questions on the screening form are answered “no” and the temperature is within normal limits, the visitor will be directed to wash their hands in the closest bathroom, dress in proper PPE and visitation may be permitted.  Instructions for proper hand washing are posted in each bathroom. 
  • If the visitor answers yes to any question or has a temperature greater than 100°F the visitor will not be permitted to gain entry even in end-of life situations. 
  • Those visitors that are permitted, must wear full personal protective equipment as dictated by the area being visited and restrict their visit to only the room of the resident they have been permitted to visit.  No visits to any common area or corridor beyond the direct path from the door to the room is permitted.
  • Family visitation for end of life is still permitted.  Only 2 immediate family members may visit at a time.  The 2 immediate family members should be screened, dress in the required PPE and be escorted directly to the resident room and directly back out the front door by a staff member.  If the resident is in a shared room, only 1 family member at a time is permitted.
Infection Control Procedures
Daily phone calls are being made to cancel or reschedule non-critical community appointments.  Telehealth is being used for most appointments and by attending physicians on our Campus.
 
All employees continue to be screened at the beginning of their shift before permitted to work.  All communal dining and all group activities have been cancelled.  Dining is being accommodated in a variety of ways with staggered dining times to reduce numbers of people in dining rooms, in room dining if appropriate and 6 foot or greater spacing for those dining in the dining room and requiring feeding assistance or prompting for proper nutritional intake.  Small group activities and intimate 1-on-1 opportunities for socialization have replaced our typical large group activities.

If you have questions about the implementation of our planned strategies going forward, please ask.  We are here to serve you and your loved one.  Please note a CHANGE to our Infection Control Team Line at (910) 566-1256.  This phone line continues to be available for questions, concerns or information regarding surveillance and I am always available as well.  Please call us without hesitation.  This phone line is monitored throughout the day, 7 days a week and we are thrilled to see an increase in the numbers of calls with great questions.

Thank you for your kind words sent via phone, our website and our Facebook page.  Thank you for the sweet treats being dropped at entrances for staff working and thank you for your patience during this difficult time.  Our team of caregivers is known to rise to the occasion and this event is no different.  They are our heroes. 
 
Hang in there folks!  The vaccine is providing some light at the end of the tunnel!  We miss seeing you all!  This continues to be a marathon not a sprint for us in this fight against the virus for our residents.  If you have any ideas or suggestions on how to make this time away from your loved one more tolerable or if I can provide any more or better information, please do not hesitate to let me know at my email address below.
Feel free to email me directly if you have any questions at angieb@thedaviscommunity.org.  Stay safe!
 
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