3/18/20 Update to Arbors Family (Staff, Residents, Families and Caregivers)
We realize how quickly news and requirements change relating to Coronavirus. There is a likelihood the Governor will be requiring residents to shelter in place in the coming days. First, please know that our staff will be considered essential employees- we are committed to provide the best service and support for our residents in any circumstance. Secondly, we need all residents and staff to have a sense of urgency with respect to staying away from public areas. Please limit all personal outings to essential needs only. We have the capacity to order items from the internet. Please call the front desk and we can arrange for procuring personal needs. Again, we strongly discourage staff and residents from making any non-essential outings.
Effective immediately, all residents returning to the grounds will be screened for COVID symptoms, including cough and fever. Again, leaving the grounds is strongly discouraged.
All persons (excluding residents and staff) will enter through the front door for screening and will be provided a Visitor sticker to be worn at all times. Please report any persons seen without a sticker by calling the front desk.
Any resident with signs or symptoms of Coronavirus/COVID-19, including fever of 100 or higher, cough, or difficulty breathing should call the front desk immediately to be evaluated by nursing. Residents should isolate themselves until seen by nursing. Please call the front desk to be seen. Please do not come to the front desk, nursing office, or common areas if you have cold symptoms. Please call to report your symptoms.
The objective of social distancing is to reduce the probability of contact between persons carrying an infection, and others who are not infected, so as to minimize disease transmission.
We encourage all staff and residents to wash hands frequently and take personal space of 6 feet when interacting with others.
Chante Drasdis, MHA, NHA, CASP