Weekly Skilled Nursing Canton/Assisted Living update for the week of November 27, 2020
We continue with no new positive Covid-19 results with staff or residents since 10/29/2020. We have been extremely vigilant and continue to be so as the numbers of positive cases in St. Lawrence increase. It is more important now than ever to wear masks, wash hands, and maintain social distancing. Staff testing continues once per week per the governor’s guidance, and residents are monitored daily for signs and symptoms. We will communicate any positive tests to all residents and family members and/or representatives within 24 hours or by 5:00 pm the following day.
Based on recent guidance from the CDC and DOH, and the recommendation of our Medical Director, we decided to close our visitation and beauty shop for at least 14 days. We will notify all family members when we have a re-opening date.
All preventative measures continue, including staff screening for fever and respiratory symptoms, mask use by staff and residents, daily resident monitoring for symptoms, restricted group, and dining activities, and social distancing.
We strongly encourage alternative visits during this Holiday season, including window visits, video chats, phone calls, email, etc. You can arrange these visits through the Activities Department at extension 3273. If you are still doing window visits, please remember they must occur with closed windows but conversations can be accomplished with a phone.
Our county is currently experiencing more active Covid-19 cases than we have seen since the start of the pandemic. Please remember that this situation is fluid and our plans can change at any time due to a positive Covid-19 test result. I will keep you posted with any further updates or changes. As always, thank you for your continued patience and support.