March 19th, 2021
Trinity monitored staff and residents for COVID-19 this week. There were no positive cases on campus.
We are very excited to share the news that state and federal agencies that previously limited visitation in our setting have now issued guidance on how we can relax visitation restrictions and continue to protect the health of our residents and staff. As a result, this coming Monday 3/22/21 we will safely be opening our doors to visitors. We encourage you to come visit between the hours of 8am – 8:30pm, excluding meal times. Additionally, those residents who are fully vaccinated will be able to come and go without the need to quarantine upon return and may receive a visitor in their private room. We must all continue to practice our core principles of Infection Control, mask use, social distancing, sanitizing before and after.
If a resident is fully vaccinated, they can now choose to have close contact (including touch) with their visitor while wearing a well-fitting face mask and performing proper hand-hygiene before and after. Visitors are still required to physically distance from other residents and staff throughout our care center and not socialize in hallways or common areas.
Please note that screening is still required of all visitors and employees at the entrance to our building which will require some education on infection control practices, a temperature check and answering 2-3 questions.
There are a few distinct exceptions to visiting:
- No indoor visits are allowed for unvaccinated residents if our county positivity rate is >10% or in the “red zone.”
- No indoor visits are allowed for residents with a confirmed COVID-19 infection, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, until they have met the criteria to discontinue transmission-based precautions.
- No indoor visits are allowed for residents in quarantine, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, until they have met criteria for release from quarantine.
To read our Visitation practice in more detail, we urge you to check our website. Out of state travel, known exposures, symptoms of Covid 19 and/or refusal to follow infection control protocol will restrict your visitation.
We deeply appreciate the sacrifices you made to limit the impact of COVID-19 on our community and your patience as we continue to navigate the ever-changing guidelines imposed by the state and federal agencies. Our entire team looks forward to seeing you again! Family, friends and volunteers are core to what makes our community so special.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
Trinity Campus Administrator