February 8th, 2022
Dear Family, Friends and Visitors,
The California Department of Public Health announced new requirements for Visitors in Long Term Care Settings effective February 8, 2022. Below are the following updates for reference:
- All visitors to the facility must be fully vaccinated or produce evidence of a negative Covid-19 test.
- “Fully Vaccinated” includes receiving the recommended booster dose (for those that are booster eligible). Booster eligible means that at least 5 months has passed since your 2nd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 2 months since your 1st dose of the Janssen vaccine.
- Antigen tests will only be accepted if the administration of the test is supervised by facility personnel in order to verify the identity of the individual and the date of the test. For PCR tests performed at a testing center, they must be completed within 2 days of your visit and you will need to present documentation of a negative test result at the time of your visit.
- Outdoor visits remain the preferred visitation option due to the lower risk of transmission. Visitors who are not able to provide proof of the required vaccination or evidence of a negative covid-19 test will only be allowed to visit outdoors.
- All visitors must be screened upon arrival for fever and any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and will be asked to reschedule their visit if symptoms are noted or observed or they’ve been in close contact with a confirmed positive case.
- Visitors must adhere to the core principles of infection prevention at all times, including the practice of hand hygiene, the use of appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), and maintaining social distancing of at least six feet.
- Face masks must be worn at all times regardless of the vaccination status of the resident or visitor. This includes during outdoor visits.
- Visitors will not be permitted to walk around different halls of the facility and need to go directly to and from the designated visiting area.
Please note that these requirements are subject to change at any time in accordance with updates to regulatory guidance or other factors related to the health and safety of our patients.
This facility remains committed to the health and safety of our residents, families, visitors and staff. We thank you for your continued support and understanding during these challenging times.