Coronavirus Advisory

Community Update:  9/18/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

We are committed to share our cumulative totals in COVID cases.  We have had no change or cases since our last report.  As of today, September 18, 2020, 1 resident in assisted living has tested positive for COVID-19 and one employee. This is no change from what was previously reported.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we are following CDC, local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All quarantined resident rooms are disinfected daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the assisted living center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter.  

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. Please join us in praying for all of those who are impacted by this virus.

 

Community Update:  9/11/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

We are committed to share our cumulative totals in COVID cases.  We have had no change or cases since our last report.  As of today, September 11, 2020, 1 resident in assisted living has tested positive for COVID-19 and one employee. This is no change from what was previously reported.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we are following CDC, local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All quarantined resident rooms are disinfected daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the assisted living center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter.  

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. Please join us in praying for all of those who are impacted by this virus.

Community Update:  9/4/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

We are committed to sharing our cumulative totals in COVID cases.  We have had no change or cases since our last report.  As of today, September 4, 2020, 1 resident in assisted living has tested positive for COVID-19 and one employee. This is no change from what was previously reported.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we are following CDC, local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All quarantined resident rooms are disinfected daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the assisted living center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter.  

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. Please join us in praying for all of those who are impacted by this virus.

Community Update:  8/28/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

We are committed to share our cumulative totals in COVID cases.  We have had no change or cases since our last report.  As of today, August 28, 2020, 1 resident in assisted living has tested positive for COVID-19 and one employee. This is no change from what was previously reported.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we are following CDC, local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All quarantined resident rooms are disinfected daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the assisted living center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. Please join us in praying for all of those who are impacted by this virus.

Community Update:  8/21/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

We are committed to sharing our cumulative totals as tracking gets underway. As of today, August 21, 2020, 1 resident in assisted living has tested positive for COVID-19 and one employee. There is no change from what was previously reported.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we are following CDC, local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All quarantined resident rooms are disinfected daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the assisted living center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter.  

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. Please join us in praying for all of those who are impacted by this virus.

Community Update:  8/14/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Since our last communication, we were notified that an employee in healthcare, who is asymptomatic, has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is at home in quarantine. In addition, we conducted Coronavirus testing of all employees and Assisted Living residents on 8-14-2020 as a better way to provide a baseline of the situation. We are happy to report that all of those tests came back negative.

Up until now, we’ve been blessed with little to no impact. We are committed to sharing our cumulative totals as tracking gets underway. As of today, August 14, 2020, 1 resident in assisted living has tested positive for COVID-19 and one employee. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we are following CDC, local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All quarantined resident rooms are disinfected daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the assisted living center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

 The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. Please join us in praying for all of those who are impacted by this virus.

Update:  8/12/2020

As always, our commitment is to share information with you regarding the Coronavirus situation at our community. We received notification that a resident in assisted living has tested positive for COVID-19.

It is our policy not to give out any specifics regarding information in an effort to help maintain the privacy of individuals and their health status. We can assure you that we’ve conducted internal investigations to determine if there was any potential exposure to others within the community. If we learn any resident or employee has had any prolonged exposure, they would be notified and we would pay extra attention to monitor for any symptoms. If you haven’t been notified or contacted, then you are at minimal risk.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

A complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly update of a recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, will be listed here on our website at the end of each week.

We appreciate your continued prayers, patience and understanding as we all work together in preventing the spread of this virus.

 

Corporate Update:  6/19/2020

Read the full 6/19/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Corporate Update:  6/5/2020

Read the full 6/5/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Corporate Update:  5/22/2020

Read the full 5/22/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  5/8/2020

Read the full 5/8/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here.

Update:  5/1/2020

Read the full statement by Terri Cunliffe here.

Update:  4/24/2020

Read the full 4/24/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/17/2020

Read the full 4/17/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/10/2020

Read the full 4/10/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/3/2020

Read the full 4/3/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  3/27/2020

Read the full 3/27/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  3/20/2020

Read the full 3/20/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update: 3/13/2020

Read the full 3/13/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update: 3/10/2020

Covenant Living Communities and Services continues to stay on top of the latest regarding the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the nation and in our local communities. To date, none of our communities have been directly impacted. 

However, due to concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus and in order to maintain a healthy community, we respectfully discourage all non-essential visits to our community. This request is for all individuals—including family members—as a preventive measure and precautionary step to protect our residents and staff until further notice.

Covenant Living is already following strict protocols and guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and local and state health departments. Our emergency response plans include everything from infectious control protocols, ensuring our health care employees providing care have adequate supplies to contingencies regarding dining services and activities, if necessary. In addition, we are reinforcing regular and thorough hand washing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and telling any employee who is sick to stay home. 

It is important we all remain vigilant and pay close attention to our own health and places we visit, in particular if any resident, employee or visitor has recently returned from travel overseas or has any signs of illness. 

We pray for those impacted by the coronavirus in our country and for the safety of our residents, employees and their families. Together with your vigilance, along with planning and preparedness, we can maintain a safe and health community in which we live and work. 

Update: 3/4/2020

The safety of our residents, employees and visitors is a top priority and it is important that we remain vigilant in protecting our residents and staff to maintain a healthy community.

Covenant Living Communities and Services is paying extremely close attention to the coronavirus situation in our country and on the local level at each of our communities. We have assembled a task force to monitor this situation, remain educated on the latest information from health officials, and implement any plans we have in place that may become necessary to ensure the health and safety of all of our residents, employees, family members and visitors. Our Central Office has a readiness plan for any potential COVID-19 outbreaks, in addition to our already established emergency response plans. 

Our emergency response plans are developed following strict guidelines as recommended by local, state and national health officials. Those plans include everything from infectious control protocols, ensuring our health care employees providing care have adequate supplies to contingencies regarding dining services and activities, if necessary. In addition, we are reinforcing regular hand washing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and telling any employee who is sick to stay home. 

It is important we all remain vigilant and pay close attention to our own health and places we visit, in particular if any resident, employee or visitor has recently returned from travel overseas. 

We pray the Coronavirus situation across the world and here at home is short-lived and that the residents, employees, and their families of Covenant Living remain untouched. Together with your vigilance, along with our planning and preparedness, it will guide us to maintain a safe and healthy community in which we live and work.