As of Friday, December 11, 2020 our facility had 7 active case of COVID-19 between residents and staff. On Monday, December 14, 2020 testing was conducted for all residents and staff and we are still currently still at 7 active cases. . We are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of all staff and residents. Please continue to check back for updates.
As of Thursday, December 17, 2020 we currently have 4 active cases between residents after conducting a facility-wide test. We must have a period of 14 days of no new positives in order to reestablish outdoor visits. We will continue to do outdoor visits and Facetime calls in the meantime.
During our testing event conducted Monday, December 28, 2020 we had 2 new positive cases. As of this date, we currently have 5 active cases associated with our building. We must have a period of 14 days of no new positives in order to reestablish outdoor visits. We will continue to do window visits and Facetime calls in the meantime. During this time, we may have to make some temporary room changes to isolate and prevent further exposures. We will follow up with you on these changes. In the end, we will do everything possible to return the resident back to their original room.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to our business office.
During our bi-weekly testing event on Monday, January 25th, 2021 we had ZERO new positive COVID-19 cases. Several of our residents and staff have recovered, leaving our facility at a total of 4 active cases that will soon resolve. Our staff has been working tirelessly and taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our residents. If you would like a window visit or a FaceTime call, please reach out and we would be happy to schedule that with you.
All of our staff and residents were tested today Monday, February 1, 2021 resulting in ZERO new cases of COVID-19. We currently are down to ONE active case in our building. Our next update will be Thursday, February 4th.
We are excited to announce that our facility has ZERO cases of COVID-19 and will be offering outdoor visits beginning Thursday, March 4, 2021. These outdoor visits must be scheduled, walk-in visits will not be allowed. Please call the front desk for available time slots. All visitors must be screened and will be tested upon entry with a rapid COVID test. As the community positivity rate drops, we will be able to transition to indoor visits in the future.
Our facility is thrilled to announce that we are currently scheduling outdoor visits with our residents Monday through Friday from 1:30pm – 3:15pm. We are taking every precaution necessary to ensure the health and safety of our residents, their families, and our staff. During this time, we are COVID testing the family member so please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. We are scheduling visits by phone only at this time.
Soddy Daisy Healthcare Center will be allowing unscheduled visitations starting Wednesday May 5th, 2021 for visitors who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Fully vaccinated means at least 2 weeks since receiving the 2nd dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or at least 2 weeks after receiving the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
• Will be asked to bring and show their COVID-19 proof of vaccine cards during each visit, to obtain unscheduled visitations.
• Only 2 visitors per resident at one time will be allowed.
• Unscheduled visiting hours will be allowed any day of the week between 7am and 7pm, while a receptionist is present. Outdoor visitation is encouraged.
• Visitors are ONLY permitted in the resident’s room. If a staff member is needed during your visit, PLEASE use the call light system.
• Visitors who do not have proof of a COVID-19 vaccine card or have not been vaccinated will only be allowed to visit by scheduling through our receptionist, during scheduled visitations Monday-Friday afternoons. No walk-in visits will be allowed.
• These visitors will be required to wear a mask or face covering during their visit.
• Scheduled visitors will continue to be COVID-19 tested.
All visitors, scheduled or unscheduled will be required to go through COVID-19 screening before visitation.
All visitors are required to enter through the front lobby entrance only.
Soddy Daisy Healthcare Center and other facilities in Chattanooga are regulated by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS has specific guidelines for visitations in nursing homes that we must follow. These are federal guidelines and as a CMS facility, we must abide by them. As part of these guidelines, if the communitity positivity rate for COVID-19 reaches above 10%, or if there is a COVID-19 outbreak in our facility, visitation may be restricted. All visitors will be required to wear a mask, preferably a surgical mask, and each visitor will be required to have a negative COVID-19 rapid test done.
Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention
• Screening of all who enter the facility for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., temperature checks, questions about and observations of signs or symptoms), and denial of entry of those with sign or symptoms or those who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 infection in the prior 14 days (regardless of the visitor’s vaccination status)
• Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred)
• Face covering or mask (covering mouth and nose) and social distancing at least six feet between persons, in accordance with CDC guidance.
• Instructional signage throughout the facility and proper visitor education on COVID-19 signs and symptoms, infection control precautions, other applicable facility practices (e.g., use of face covering or mask, specified entries, exits and routes to designated areas, hand hygiene)
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