News Release – Limiting Visitor Access to Setting
Contact: Jeanette Delich firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: March 3, 2020
EPIPHANY SENIOR HOUSING IS TAKING PRECAUTIONARY STEPS TO PREVENT CORONAVIRUS
EPIPHANY SENIOR HOUSING located in Coon Rapids is actively taking precautionary steps to prevent Coronavirus (COVID-19) in its setting. Much about the virus is still unknown, but we do know that the population we serve – older persons with underlying medical conditions – are at greater risk for the most serious forms of infection associated with this new disease.
“The health and wellness of our residents/tenants and the caregiving teams who support them is our number one priority,” said Jeanette Delich, Executive Director. “We are staying abreast of the latest information from the Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and we are working with state and local public health and emergency preparedness officials to strengthen our preparation for a possible outbreak of Coronavirus.”
Based upon revised recommendations of the CDC, Epiphany Senior Housing will limit visitors into the campus to combat the spread of the disease and protect the health and welfare of our residents.
“We encourage loved ones to communicate with our residents in ways, other than in-person visits, such as video chat, telephone, or social media.” “These precautions are vital to helping us avoid and minimize the possible spread of this virus. We also are committed to staying in contact with family members to update them on any news, emerging issues, or changes in our regular operations.”
Epiphany Senior Housing is also educating staff and residents and families on symptom awareness for COVID-19 and infection control best practices and have clear protocols for staff to stay home and not come to work if they are ill or symptomatic.
Detailed and specific plans are already in place for a wide range of emergencies and are being updated and evaluated as new information becomes available, and we are working closely with other health care providers in our community to help ensure the health and safety of all.
As we navigate this challenge, we remain focused on providing exceptional care and services for our residents/tenants.