What is Oak Crest doing about Coronavirus prevention?

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What is Oak Crest doing about Coronavirus prevention?

INFECTION PREVENTION AND PROTOCOLS

As a health care organization, we recognize that many people are concerned about the spread of infections, and most notably the Coronavirus. Oak Crest can assure residents, families and staff that our organization is committed to the safety and well-being of the people who live, work and visit our campus. Be assured that that Oak Crest’s infection control practices are followed consistently across the continuum and throughout the year. As always, we are taking all the necessary precautions to prevent many illnesses like the flu and COVID19 from being transmitted to and within our community. Since older adults are more susceptible to infections, we are announcing that effective March 19, 2020 and until further notice, the facility is secured and entry is Limited to Essential Medical Staff. No Family or Friend Visits are permitted. In addition, we are strongly discouraging all Independent and Personal Care residents from leaving the building.  Residents and staff entering and leaving the building will do so through DOOR 4 and be subjected to a health screening. Staff and Residents are screened for the following symptoms criteria:

 

  • Recent travel to a country where COVID19 is spreading with the past 14 days
  • Exposure to anyone who has traveled to a country where COVID19 is spreading within the past 14 days
  • Exposure to someone with cold or flu symptoms
  • Experiencing cold or flu symptoms:
  • Fever (within the past week)
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea within the past week

 

Please note: We are temporarily halting all community outings, community dining and activities/events.

Oak Crest has in place infection control policies and protocols to address both resident and staff illnesses, as well as policies that ensure affected staff not report to work until they meet CDC health standards.

Medical professionals advise that prevention is the best form of protection. We encourage all residents and associates to:

  • Wash hands thoroughly and often
  • Use hand sanitizer
  • Refrain from touching your face
  • Maintain a safe social distance from those who are ill

 

Here are a few videos from the leading health organizations in the world to help answer your questions:

What is Coronavirus

How to protect Yourself

 

How to wash your hands using the WHO method