COVID-19

Dear family members and friends:

 

Governor Scott has recently announced gradual steps towards allowing visits at long-term care communities. In his most recent announcement, he states that assisted living communities can take steps in the upcoming days to allow limited outdoor visitations. These types of visits are something that we have all been looking forward to. We anticipate starting with visits in our screened porch on Friday, June 19th. We have developed specific guidelines that are required to be followed:

  • Visits must be scheduled in advance by calling 802-222-5554 or emailing jrogers@margaretpratt.org.

  • Visits are currently restricted to Monday-Friday between the hours of 9 AM-4 PM.

  • Visits are limited to 45-minute blocks of time to allow all residents access to visits.

  • Visits are limited to one visit per day, with a maximum of two visitors per resident.

  • Visitors are required to provide and wear their own facemask or cloth face covering at all times during the visit.

  • Visitors will be screened and free of COVID-19 symptoms that may include cough, shortness of breath, or fever.

  • The Governor’s current Executive Orders must be followed regarding restrictions of out-of-state visitors.

  • Please see https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/restart/cross-state-travel.

  • Social distancing, of at least 6 feet, must be maintained during the entire visitation.

  • Physical contact between the visitor(s) and residents, including the passing of items directly to the resident and vice versa, is strictly prohibited.

    • Any gifts or items may be delivered to the front vestibule to be sanitized and distributed to the resident.

  • Any violation of the designated visitation rules would disqualify that visitor from future visitation privileges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

We look forward to once again having visitors at our community, something our residents are very excited about. Please be patient with the process, as we are taking deliberate steps to ensure the safety of our residents, staff, and visitors. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach me at 802-222-5554, or email: zshephard@margaretpratt.org.

 

Please stay safe and healthy.

Zachary D. Shephard, NHA Executive Director