COVID-19 Update: Protecting Residents & Staff During This Challenging Time:
Polaris Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center follows all guidelines as directed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as well as our local and state health departments. We continue to adhere to the latest advisories with our top priority remaining as always to ensure the health, safety and well-being of all residents and staff. Polaris is currently closed to general visitation. We have implemented precautionary measures to ensure appropriate care is delivered to our residents in a safe, sanitary environment, including:
- Screening of all staff and other health care professionals for COVID-19 symptoms, including taking temperatures, prior to the start of their shifts or before entering the facility and regular testing per state and CMS guidelines.
- All health care professionals wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while performing direct care as well as during all other duties throughout the work day.
- Ongoing assessment and care of all residents for COVID-19.
- At least daily aggressive cleaning that includes regular disinfection of all surfaces and common touch points.
- Limiting deliveries to designated areas and following procedures for acceptance to minimize contact.
- The facility will continue to work with state, local and federal agencies and provide any additional updates to residents and their family members.
COVID-19: How You Can Protect Yourself and Slow the Spread
- Wear a well-fitting mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect yourself and others.
- Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
- Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available to you.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay home except for medical care. Contact your healthcare provider and get tested.
- If positive for COVID or while awaiting test results, isolate yourself from others, including those living in your household, to prevent spread to them and the people that they may have contact with, like grandparents. Consider wearing a mask even while in your home.
- Call 911 if you are having emergency warning signs, like trouble breathing, bluish skin coloring, pain or pressure in chest.
For additional information regarding COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), please view the CDC’s website – https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/need-to-know.html