DECEMBER 3, 2020
Testing at Admission
All patients tested for COVID-19 at admission. Any patient who has a positive COVID-19 test will be quarantined, and an individualized care plan developed with an Infectious Disease expert.
Retest for COVID-19 on Day 5 patients will be retested for COVID-19, placed in a private room, and separated from the general population.
Patients are placed in a private room upon admission and not integrated into the milieu. Asymptomatic new patients are placed in a single room until a second negative COVID-19 test is received, at which time they may be placed in a room with another low-risk patient who is COVID-19 negative and asymptomatic. Patients who are in semi-private rooms are low risk with no known exposure and no symptoms. Beds are spaced apart 6 ft or more.
If a patient were to test positive for COVID-19, adhere to droplet precautions: private room, wear surgical masks, isolation. Rooming in private hallway or unit when available. Positive patient’s precautions are discontinued after 10 days from onset of active symptoms or positive COVID-19 test if asymptomatic and must be without fever for 24 hours and have an improvement in symptoms.
High-risk category patients follow droplet precautions until a negative COVID-19 test is received, at which time precautions are discontinued.
Groups and Common Areas
While a patient is in 5-day private room status, groups are provided virtually.
Once the patient has had 2 negative COVID-19 tests, they may attend in-person groups with 10 or fewer group size, group chairs 6 ft apart, patients are taken into groups one at a time, ensuring 6 ft distancing, hand hygiene before and after group, and surgical masks required during group.
Common areas where patients may congregate have floor markings to indicate 6 ft safe distancing.
Single rooms for all patients at admission.
Double occupancy rooms require the following:
All patients encouraged to wear surgical masks when outside of their room or in a room with another person present.
Patients are screened for symptoms of COVID-19 by nursing twice daily and moved to a single room and tested if symptomatic.
Patients are allowed 1 visitor per day during designated visitation times. No visitors under the age of 16 years. All visitors must enter through the main lobby and follow a temperature and symptom screening policy.
All visitors and patients must adhere to masking guidelines at all times. 6-foot social distancing is required. Hand hygiene must be practiced before and after visits. No visitors are allowed in the cottages; visitation will take place in larger areas.Questions About COVID-19 Protocol at CeDAR?
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