McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
This is a McCormick Care Group update for Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
Essential Caregiver Designation
A reminder to all family members: Unless you are a fully vaccinated and approved essential caregiver, who has completed the education and policy review and signed off that you have read and understood the information, you are not permitted to enter the home at this time, according to ministry direction. There are exceptions if your loved one is receiving end-of-life care or if an emergency situation has occurred. If you have not completed the caregiver intake process, please contact Kerri Gaffney, director of resident care, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling ext. 2322. As a reminder, if you did not have a caregiver designation prior to December 15, 2021, you are limited to two caregivers per resident at this time.
Public Health Measure Reminders
A reminder to all essential caregivers coming into the home: Please ensure your mask remains on at all times for the duration of your visit, including in your loved one’s room, to ensure the safety of your loved one, yourself and our staff. Please maintain six feet of social distancing from the staff and allow them time to put on their PPE before approaching them.
It is critical that you monitor and report any symptoms associated with COVID-19, even mild, minor ones. We continue to see daily positive rapid test results among our staff and caregivers. Symptoms include scratchy throat, hoarse voice, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, cough and fever. Please do not come to the home if you have any of these symptoms.
We are still awaiting results from yesterday’s testing for both Evergreen and Willow Ridge. Once again, if your loved one has tested positive for COVID-19, they will be exempt from future rounds of PCR testing for 90 days unless new or worsening symptoms appear.
Thank you for your ongoing support and words of encouragement. Stay safe and keep well.