As the impact of the global outbreak of COVID-19 continues to grow closer and closer, please be assured that the safety and well-being of our residents and associates is, and always has been, our top priority. Across our communities, we are witnessing the incredible dedication of our associates who are collectively working to support our residents and each other through this challenging time.
Our COVID-19 task force continues to closely monitor the latest CDC recommendations and strategies, and assess current risk across all of our communities through ongoing communication with Regional Heath Districts, Departments of Public Health, and other regional health systems. In addition to our existing infection control and emergency preparedness programs we already have in place, Maplewood Senior Living has implemented a number of additional precautions to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Visitors continue to be restricted from visiting all our communities until further notice and all associates and essential medical providers are required to be screened for potential illness or exposure prior to having contact with any residents. We are also requiring all associates and essential visitors to wear masks at all times while inside the community as an additional precautionary measure to limit the potential risk of spreading infection.
We know that keeping our residents engaged and connected is essential to their well-being so we’ve augmented our regular programming with a variety of virtual learning and engagement options to keep them feeling connected. Offerings include such things as streaming spiritual services, live concerts, lectures, virtual tours of museums, art galleries, interactive art, and music activities. We are also offering a host of wellness activities including guided meditation, yoga, and outdoor walking groups to promote positive well-being and help reduce stress and anxiety.
As always, we continue to be even more diligent about preventative general safety measures including reinforcing handwashing and infection control training for all our Maplewood Senior Living associates. Our Environmental Services directors and housekeeping staff have increased cleaning and disinfecting efforts of high traffic areas and high touch surfaces such as doorknobs, elevator buttons, faucets, and handrails. And all of our communities maintain a significant inventory of personal protective equipment, disinfecting and cleaning supplies.
We thank you for your cooperation in helping us to keep our communities healthy.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention links:
State Specific Resources:
Connecticut DPH: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
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