Between April 8th and July 7th, we reported to County health officials 72 confirmed COVID-19 cases for residents and staff.
Mitigating Actions Implemented to Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Transmission
At The Meadows Post Acute facility, we implemented the following safety procedures:
- In late February, all personnel at The Meadows Post Acute received a memo reiterating infection control practices (hand hygiene, proper use of PPEs, cough etiquettes and putting up warning signs for visitors, among others).
- In early March, we created a plan on how to deal with the crisis that we are going through. We are now implementing that plan.
- We began screening all visitors by checking their temperatures during the first week of March.
- We implemented social distancing and a number of other mitigating measures the second week of March, and we began to limit visitors.
- On March 13th, we ended all visitation by family members or friends and implemented the “transition room” policy, which is described below.
- At the same time, we began having calls twice a week with all the administrators, directors of nursing, an outside MD, and our corporate clinical staff to discuss the best practices and get a good picture of what’s occurring on the ground to provide guidance.
- All non-essential personnel were asked to work from home on March 16th.
- All residents and personnel are now required to wear face masks at all times.
- The California Department of Health completed an infectious preventative focus survey and they found no deficient procedures.