Isolation/Quarantine Preparedness Drill

On Thursday, May 7th, we will be doing a test run on isolation/quarantine procedures. If we were to have a case of COVID-19 in the building, we would need to close off all common areas and all residents would be required to remain in their rooms at all times. While we do not have a case of COVID-19 in the building at this moment in time, we need to be prepared and have a plan in place in how to ensure that all residents receive the care that they need from the safety of their own room. All meals, therapy, activities and cares will be provided strictly in resident rooms. Consider this a test run for COVID-19, similar to fire drills we have to perform. At this point in time, this is only a 24-hour drill on Thursday May 7th. Unless things change before this, on Friday residents can resume their normal activities, including spending time out of their room. While we are doing our due diligence to keep this facility COVID-19 free, we must be prepared to protect all residents. Facility-wide isolation/quarantine procedures are not routinely practiced by staff, and this test run is of upmost importance to ensure quality and timely care can be provided if we have to follow these procedures.