We know many of you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) and how it may impact us here. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our building. However, we need your cooperation and understanding as we implement preventative measures for COVID-19.
Temporarily, we are requesting that family and friends do not visit our communities. Out of an abundance of caution, we are restricting visitors and limiting access to our facilities to essential personnel following a screening process in line with CDC and state guidelines.
We understand that connecting with your loved ones is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways you might consider communicating with them. These may include telephone, email, text, video chat or social media. We are equipping the community with the devices necessary to help support these types of communication. Families with extenuating circumstances, such as an end of life situation, may request special arrangements be made by contacting the Executive Director locally.
American Senior Communities will continue to follow the CDC, State and Local health authorities’ recommendations and mandates closely.
For additional information about the prevention of COVID-19, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html or for the CDC COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html.
We thank our visitors for their cooperation with these temporary protocols and for your understanding as we work to ensure the safety and well-being of all who live in, work at and visit our communities.