Updates Shared with Residents and Families - February 18, 2021

Thank goodness the Polar Vortex is on its way out and we can look forward to more reasonable weather!

The vaccine clinic went well last week. Please keep in mind, if you have been vaccinated, you could still carry the virus. For this reason, and because not everyone is vaccinated, we still need to follow the same safety measures we have in place. And, I encourage you to follow these protocols when you are with family, friends, and in public.

Apartment Visits As we said last week, we are developing a process that will allow extended visits with residents in the resident’s apartment beginning March 1, 2021. An “Essential Visitor” will be identified by the resident and family and will be allowed to spend time in the resident’s apartment. We are working out the details for this and will have more information for you very soon.

Scheduled Visits Visits need to be scheduled ahead of time and current visitation policies are still in place. We are using SignUpGenius to manage the visit schedule. If you have questions or concerns in setting up an ac-count, Julie Roh julieroh@valleyvna.org or 920-624-6087 will be happy to assist you in scheduling your visit. Julie can be reached Monday-Friday 9:00 am-noon. Messages will be returned promptly.

Please contact me or Angela Franz if you have questions.

Sincerely,

Theresa Pichelmeyer
President and CEO

 

February 12, 2021: An important update from the CDC since our communication went out 2/11/2021

According to the CDC: People who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not necessarily have to quarantine following an exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.

As long as they meet all of the following criteria, quarantine is not necessary, the agency said:

  • They are fully vaccinated, and it has been at least 2 weeks since their final dose.
  • They are within 3 months of receiving their final dose.
  • They have remained asymptomatic since their COVID-19 exposure.
    NOTE: Residents who have not been vaccinated and have been exposed to a positive case must quarantine.

 

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