Updated: March 16th, 2020
This post has been updated to reflect a more stringent visitation policy and methods of remote communication. We will continue to update as we learn more.
With the recent outbreak of Coronavirus in the United States, Avista Senior Living has been working hard to ensure that our communities are well prepared. The health and safety of our residents, their loved ones, and our team members is our number one priority. We have been monitoring the virus closely and have taken precautions to better protect those who enter our communities.
Several precautionary measures have been rolled out to our communities, including:
- Limiting nonessential visitation
- Restricting visitors to the community who have any symptoms of an upper respiratory illness, who have traveled to a CDC travel-restricted country, or who have come into contact with someone who has
- Facilitating more remote communication
- Canceling activities that take residents into public places particularly with large gatherings
- Employee training
- More frequent sanitization of high traffic areas by the housekeeping staff
- Additional monitoring of new residents for symptoms
- Protocols for the care staff on what to do if a resident becomes symptomatic
- Ensuring sick leave policies allow employees to stay home if they have symptoms of respiratory infection
We appreciate all who are helping to make our communities safer. For those who still wish to tour or who have a loved one they would like to see, many of our communities are facilitating video tours of the community and video meetings with family members. Please contact the Executive Director of your community for any community-specific questions related to COVID-19. To find your community, visit our Utah or Arizona “Find a Community” pages.
For additional information regarding the disease, please refer to the Center for Disease Control’s website here.
For an updating map of coronavirus in the United States from USA Today, click here.
Credit USA Today