COVID-19

Covid-19 Protocol 

January 6, 2021

Limited visitation is allowed for Independent Living residents at The Village at Germantown.  Residents and families have been given the visitation guidelines and instructions on how to set up an appointment for a visit.  Visitation may be suspended as needed based on regulatory guidelines and COVID conditions in Shelby County and at The Village.  In accordance with federal and state regulations, visitation is currently not allowed in the Skilled Nursing or Assisted Living sections of The Village.

Since March, 32 Healthcare residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  Ten passed away and 22 have recovered.  This includes both long-term residents and short-term patients who are admitted for rehabilitation purposes.  All newly admitted patients must quarantine for fourteen days to ensure they do not have COVID before transferring to other areas of The Village.  Nineteen Independent Living residents have tested positive, two of whom are recovering in isolation at The Village and the rest of whom have recovered.  Also since March, 82 employee associates have tested positive.  Nearly all of those have recovered, with a few still recovering at home. 

Residents and employees in the Skilled Nursing area have been scheduled to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on January 12, 2021.  Those in the Memory Care and Assisted Living areas will receive the vaccine on January 19, 2021.  Vaccinations will be administered on-site by a pharmacy under contract with the federal government.  Second injections of the vaccine will follow 28 days later.  We have not yet been notified of the schedule for vaccinating residents and employees in the Independent Living area.

Employees who work in the Healthcare areas and all Healthcare residents are tested twice weekly.  Employees who do not work in the Healthcare areas are tested weekly.  Other residents are tested as needed.  Contact tracing is performed on those who test positive.  Any residents or employees who may have been sufficiently exposed to the coronavirus are informed, quarantined and tested as appropriate.  

Unless we contact our residents and their families, we have no reason to believe they have been exposed to the virus.  We will immediately notify a resident, their family and our associates of any possible exposure to COVID if and when we become aware of it. 

Guidelines and restrictions intended to prevent the entry of the coronavirus into The Village include precautions that impact the families and friends of our residents.  Among others, employees, contractors, vendors and all who desire entry to The Village are screened with a series of questions about possible exposure to, or symptoms of, COVID-19.  We also check their temperature.  Anyone who fails any portion of the screening is denied entry.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work to do all we can to protect the health, wellness and safety of our residents and associates. 

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