COVID-19 Protocols & Updates

Updated February 21, 2022

**We require all employees, visitors, on-site volunteers and vendors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to wear masks in common areas on campus

Since December 26, 2021, very few residents and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19. COVID-positive employees are required to self-isolate at home until the clinical team determines there is no risk of spreading the virus to others. Positive residents self-isolate in their apartment and are monitored for symptoms, while program participants self-isolate at home. We continuously monitor memory support and assisted living residents for COVID-19 symptoms and encourage independent living residents to report symptoms to the front desk as soon as possible and isolate themselves in their apartments if they are not feeling well. A member of the clinical team will follow up on any reported symptoms.

We routinely test team members who have not received a booster shot. All employees are required to report any COVID-19 symptoms prior to every shift. The clinical team then tests them and determines whether they may work or not.

Anyone visiting the campus must either prove they’ve received full COVID-19 vaccination (2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 1 dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

Visitors must sign in at one of the kiosks located near the front desk, during which they will be screened for COVID symptoms, receive a digital temperature check and confirm full vaccination.

These protocols are re-evaluated frequently and adjusted as needed. 

If you have questions or need anything, please contact Beverly Theis, LCSW, at btheis@abesgarden.org or 615.997.3038.