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06/01/2021

Friends, Family and Residents,

I would like to take a moment and provide important information regarding recent changes to CDPHE guidance, Public Health Order 20-20 and Gardens on Quail policies and procedures specific to COVID-19.

On 5/31/2021, the Colorado Department of Public Health announced significant adjustments to their guidance as it pertains to communal dining, group activities, visitation, and source control. (face coverings)

As I highlight these changes, keep in mind the following:

  • Vaccination contributes to safe environment for staff and residents to interact more closely, with all types of visitors.
  • Gardens on Quail precautionary measures for unvaccinated residents, staff and visitors remain largely the same.
  • Regardless of vaccination status, visitors must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and perform a temperature check prior to entry.

Communal Dining/Group Activities/Community Outings 

  • Fully vaccinated residents can participate in communal dining and share a table with other fully vaccinated residents without a face covering or physical distancing.
  • Fully vaccinated residents can participate in group activities without using a mask or social distancing.

Visitation

  • Fully vaccinated visitors willing to provide proof of vaccination, are no longer required to schedule an appointment when participating in a visit.
  • All visitors, vaccinated or otherwise, are required to wear masks while participating in a visit.  (This is likely to change in the near future)
  • If a visitor is participating in activities or communal dining, the visitor must share a copy of their vaccination record with Gardens on Quail prior to the visit

Source Control (face coverings)

  • Fully vaccinated residents may choose whether they wear a mask while inside of the facility.
  • Fully vaccinated staff are not required to wear a mask unless they are providing direct care to a resident.

I expect that this announcement will lead to many more questions.  As always, Gardens on Quail will continue to work with residents and their families to better understand each unique circumstance.

Please look for additional communication and contact The Gardens on Quail directly with any questions or concerns.


4/14/2021

Families, friends, and residents,

We have enjoyed seeing so many of you as you visit with your loved ones. As we continue to open up visitation availability, we would like to remind you of our visitation guidelines.

All visitors must use hand sanitizer upon entry and wear a surgical grade mask covering your nose and mouth. If you don’t have one, we are happy to provide a mask when you arrive. We ask that you maintain a distance of 6 feet from others when possible. All visitors must check-in at the front and wait on a staff member to escort you to and from visitation areas. We ask that all visitors stay in the visitation area, and not walk around the building. Weather permitting, you are welcome to take residents outside and walk around the outdoor areas. Lastly, please refrain from eating while on the property as this requires you to remove your mask.

The Gardens on Quail continues to recommend that all visitors obtain a negative test result prior to any scheduled indoor visit. Testing is the best way to prevent COVID-19 spread and the inevitability of an outbreak. The Gardens on Quail is prepared to help provide testing if you are unable to obtain a test on your own.  Please see me directly for details.

As mentioned in previous communications, The Gardens on Quail and Jefferson County must continue to meet several criteria to allow for indoor visitations. Our eligibility will be reviewed weekly, and visitation may be halted at any time.

Weather permitting, we continue to encourage outdoor visitation as a compelling alternative to indoor visitation.  Outdoor visits can be scheduled seven days a week, with no concern over COVID testing or vaccination.

Thank you for your continued support.



3/26/2021

Families, friends, and residents,

 

As you may be aware, we were forced to pause indoor visitation after several positive employee cases of COVID-19 were identified through weekly surveillance testing.

Although we are now able to resume indoor visitation, there have been several changes to the process, as defined by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Most notably, visitors are not required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test at the time of the visit.

The Gardens on Quail continues to recommend that all visitors obtain a negative test result prior to any scheduled indoor visit. Testing is the best way to prevent COVID-19 spread and the inevitability of an outbreak. The Gardens on Quail is prepared to help provide testing if you are unable to obtain a test on your own.  Please see me directly for details.

Another change to state protocol is regarding physical interaction between visitors and residents.  If the resident is fully vaccinated, they can choose to have close contact (including touch) with their visitor while wearing a well-fitting face mask and cleaning their hands before and after contact.

Unvaccinated residents will be allowed to participate in indoor visitation, unless the COVID-19 county prior week test positivity rate is more than 10% and fewer than 70% of residents in the facility have been fully vaccinated.

As mentioned in previous communications, The Gardens on Quail and Jefferson County must continue to meet several criteria to allow for indoor visitations. Our eligibility will be reviewed weekly, and visitation may be halted at any time.

Weather permitting, we continue to encourage outdoor visitation as a compelling alternative to indoor visitation.  Outdoor visits can be scheduled seven days a week, with no concern over COVID testing or vaccination.

Thank you for your continued support. Please contact me directly with any questions or concerns.