Published: March 12, 2020
We want you to know that as a facility we take the potential spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-), very seriously. In that regard, we wanted to update you regarding many of the steps the facility is taking to prevent the potential spread of this virus.
First, and most important, at this time the Farmington care community is not reporting any positive cases of COVID-19. Despite this, the facility is NOT admitting any patients from the hospital or community who are showing active signs of flu-like infection. The facility will continue to take this precautionary step as long as we are able.
We have taken steps to review our policy & procedures with the employees regarding infection control precautions, pandemic influenza precautions, as well as current guidance from the CDC to ensure that the employees are as prepared as possible.
Lastly, we are asking for your assistance in reducing potential contacts for our at-risk patient population by not coming to the facility if you are showing ANY signs of illness. We are implementing effective immediately a screening protocol for any visitors coming into our facility. This will include family and friends of our patients, as well as outside vendors. We have posted “STOP” signs at our front door, asking you to see the receptionist before you enter the facility.
The receptionist (or any other designated staff) will be asking you three questions pertaining to the past 24-hours:
1. Have you had a fever?
2. Have you had a cough?
3. Have you had any shortness of breath?
If the answer to any of these questions is YES, you WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER THE FACILITY.
Thank you. We can get through this together.
Vickie Defelice, RN, CNE