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Southwestern Veterans' Center

Implementation Plan for Reopening

In Accordance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s

Interim Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities During COVID-19



FACILITY INFORMATION

This section contains the name and location of the facility along with contact information for an individual designated by the facility. That individual does not have to be the Nursing Home Administrator but should be someone available to respond to questions regarding the Implementation Plan.

1. FACILITY NAME


Southwestern Veterans' Center

2. STREET ADDRESS


7060 Highland Drive

3. CITY


Pittsburgh

4. ZIP CODE


15206

5. NAME OF FACILITY CONTACT PERSON


Richard Adams, Commandant

6. PHONE NUMBER OF CONTACT PERSON


412-665-6707



DATE AND STEP OF REOPENING

The facility will identify the date upon which all prerequisites will be met for reopening and entering Phase Alpha. Those facilities that experienced a significant COVID-19 outbreak will identify the date the Department of Health survey was conducted (that is required prior to reopening).

7. DATE THE FACILITY WILL ENTER REOPENING


9/1/2020

8. SELECT THE STEP AT WHICH THE FACILITY WILL ENTER REOPENING – EITHER PHASE  ALPHA OR PHASE BRAVO (CHECK ONLY ONE)


  Phase Alpha 

The facility must meet all the Prerequisites, including the baseline universal test for COVID-19 administered to staff and residents (in accordance with the June 8, 2020, Order of the Secretary of Health)


  Phase Bravo

The facility must meet all the Prerequisites, including the baseline universal test for COVID-19 administered to staff and residents (in accordance with the June 8, 2020, Order of the Secretary of Health)

AND

Have the absence of any new facility onset of COVID-19 cases for 14 consecutive days since baseline COVID-19 testing

9. HAS THE FACILITY EXPERIENCED A SIGNIFICANT COVID-19 OUTBREAK? (IF NO, SKIP TO #11)


YES

10. DATE THE FACILITY WAS SURVEYED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO ENSURE THE FACILITY IS ADEQUATELY PREVENTING TRANSMISSION OF COVID-19


7/19/2020



STRATEGY FOR TESTING, COHORTING, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, AND STAFFING

To ensure the facility has taken appropriate measures to protect residents and staff, descriptions of those strategies are required in this section (prerequisites to reopening).

11. DATE RANGE FOR THE BASELINE UNIVERSAL TEST ADMINISTERED TO STAFF AND RESIDENTS (BETWEEN MAY 24, 2020 AND JULY 24, 2020) IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE JUNE 8, 2020, ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH 


6/1/2020 to 6/24/2020

12. DESCRIBE THE CAPACITY TO ADMINISTER COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTS TO ALL RESIDENTS SHOWING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 AND TO DO SO WITH 24 HOURS


SWVC has the clinical staff to conduct COVID-19 testing. SWVC obtains supplies for COVID-19 testing supplies through various vendors.  The COVID-19 swabs are processed through the Allegheny Valley Hospital Lab.  If needed, SWVC would utilize the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) emergency assistance via the DOH testing program by contacting the resource account at: ra-dhcovidtesting@pa.gov.


13. DESCRIBE THE CAPACITY TO ADMINISTER COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTS TO ALL RESIDENTS AND STAFF IF THE FACILITY EXPERIENCES AN OUTBREAK


In this event the facility has to complete approximately 520-550 swabs which needs to be completed over a period of multiple days.  The facility would  request assistance from the Allegheny County Health Department, National Guard, and Federal VA  to assist with these efforts.  SWVC utilizes the Allegheny Valley Hospital Lab to run the COVID-19 testing.

14. DESCRIBE THE CAPACITY TO ADMINISTER COVID-19 DIAGNOSTIC TESTS TO ALL STAFF, INCLUDING ASYMPTOMATIC STAFF


SWVC has the clinical staff to conduct COVID-19 testing. SWVC obtains supplies for COVID-19 testing supplies through various vendors.  The COVID-19 swabs are processed through the Allegheny Valley Hospital Lab.  If needed, SWVC would utilize the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) emergency assistance via the DOH testing program by contacting the resource account at: ra-dhcovidtesting@pa.gov.


15. DESCRIBE THE PROCEDURE FOR ADDRESSING NEEDED TESTING OF NON-ESSENTIAL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS


All staff of Southwestern Veterans Cetner is considered essential.  Covid-19 testing for Volunteers would be completed at a Community site or at Southwestern Veterans Center based on testing supply availability.

16. DESCRIBE THE PROCEDURE FOR ADDRESSING RESIDENTS OR STAFF THAT DECLINE OR ARE UNABLE TO BE TESTED


Residents who decline testing would be moved to the facility YELLOW ZONE (Unit for residents potentially exposed to COVID-19) where they would be monitored for 14 days.  Staff who refuse testing will be asked to refrain from returning to work until they complete the needed COVID-19 testing.

17. DESCRIBE THE PLAN TO COHORT OR ISOLATE RESIDENTS DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 IN ACCORDANCE WITH PA-HAN-509 PURSUANT TO SECITON 1 OF THE INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES DURING COVID-19.


The facility has developed dedicated units to allow for necessary cohorting of residents.  The facility has a dedicated RED unit, where COVID-19 positive and presumed positive residents will be cared for.  The facility has a dedicated YELLOW unit, where residents potentially exposed to COVID-19 (hospital returns, residents refusing testing, residents with known exposure) but who remain asymptomatic will be cared for.  

18. DESCRIBE THE CURRENT CACHE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) AND THE PLAN TO ENSURE AN ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF PPE FOR STAFF (BASED ON THE TYPE OF CARE EXPECTED TO BE PROVIDED)


The facility monitors inventory levels of all PPE daily.  The facility intends to stock a 60 day supply of all needed PPE onsite, and has access to additional stockpiles within the Bureau of Veterans Homes warehouses.  New Vendors are continually researched and sourced through our Procurement Department.  In the event the facility is unable to maintain our source PPE reserves, and supplies could not be provided from the BVH warehouse, a request would be made through the Allegheny County Health Department and the Emergency Management Agency once we were within a 5-day supply reserve for any PPE item.

19. DESCRIBE THE CURRENT STAFFING STATUS AND THE PLAN TO ENSURE NO STAFFING SHORTAGES 


The facility is currently implementing contingency staffing efforts.  In the event the facility anticipates critical staffing shortages, requests for additional staff will be placed through the Bureau of Veterans Homes Headquarters to include request Federal VA Nurse Coverage through a Mission Assignment, National Guard Support, or assistance through Staffing Agencies contracted through the state of Pennsylvania.  

20. DESCRIBE THE PLAN TO HALT ALL REOPENING FACILITIES IF THE COUNTY IN WHICH THE FACILITY IS LOCATED IS REVERTED TO A RED PHASE OF THE GOVERNOR’S REOPENING PLAN


If at any time Allegheny County reverts to a RED Phase of the Governonr’s reopening plan, Southwestern Veterans Center will revert to the highest level of mitigation and will start the reopening plan from the beginning.



SCREENING PROTOCOLS

In each block below, describe the screening protocol to be used including where screening occurs, method of determining symptoms and possible exposure, and action taken if screening reveals possible virus.

21. RESIDENTS

 

Residents are assessed each shift and temperature and vital signs are reviewed.  Residents that exhibit increase temperature of 99.5 or greater or have s/s of cough, sore throat, adventitious breath sounds, and/or SOB are tracked Q shift on a respiratory symptom line list and is reviewed Q shift by the RN Supervisor.  Any resident exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be tested.

22. STAFF


Staff complete a Bureau of Veterans Homes Screening form and have their temperature taken at the beginning and end of each shift.  They are asked questions regarding potential exposure and are screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19.  If any staff member reports for duty with a temperature of 99.5 or greater, or they have been screened to have multiple symptoms of COVID-19, will be re-assessed by the Registered Nurse Supervisor who will determine if they can report for duty or if they should be tested.

23. HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL WHO ARE NOT STAFF


Healthcare Personnel who are not staff complete a Bureau of Veterans Homes Screening form and have their temperature taken prior to entry.  They are asked questions regarding potential exposure and are screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19.  If any Healthcare Personnel who are not staff reports to the facility with a temperature of 99.5 or greater, or they have been screened to have multiple symptoms of COVID-19, will be re-assessed by the Registered Nurse Supervisor who will determine if they can enter the facility.

24. NON-ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL


Non-essential personnel are screened using the same procedure as essential employees and also sign an acknowledgement of the facility’s expectations they need to meet when conducting business on campus.

25. VISITORS

Per the BVH Phased Reopening plan, Phase Bravo: Outdoor visitation (weather permitting) is allowed in neutral zones to be designated by the facility, defined in their Implementation Plan. Visitation is limited to residents unexposed to COVID-19. Visitation will be limited to 2 family members at a time; they can be separate individuals on subsequent visits. Must follow universal source control guidelines. All visitors will be screened before visitation. Visitors will follow CDC and DOH social distancing guidelines posted throughout SWVC and distributed to visitors. Visitors are not permitted in the facility. Visitations will need to be scheduled through SWVC to maintain universal source control and social distancing guidelines. No cross-over visitation. Compassionate care situations are coordinated with SWVC leadership, and visitation will take place in a designated area. In Phase Charlie: Visitors are permitted in the facility in designated areas. Designated areas must be in neutral zones away from other residents. Visiting times must be scheduled in advance with SWVC staff. Visitation will be limited to 3 family members, who must follow universal source control measures. Visitors will follow the CDC and DOH social distancing guidelines. Visitation is limited to residents unexposed to COVID-19. Visiting areas will be cleaned between visits. No cross-over visitation. Compassionate care situations will be addressed with SWVC leadership, and visitation will take place in a designated area. In Phase Delta: Indoor visitation is allowed in neutral zones to be designated by the facility. Visitation is limited to residents unexposed to COVID-19. Visiting in a resident’s room (within facility’s established protocols) is permitted only if the resident is unable to be transported to the designated area. Cross-over visitation is only permitted if there is no new facility onset of COVID-19 in the facility in which the cross-over visitor resident. Visitation will be limited to 3 family members/2 family members if the visit is to take place in the resident’s room. It can be separate individuals on subsequent visits. If a resident has a roommate, then only one family member can visit at a time. Visitors will be screened and must follow universal source control guidelines. Compassionate care situations will be addressed with SWVC leadership, and visitation will take place in a designated area.


26. VOLUNTEERS


Volunteers will not be permitted on campus in Step 1 (Phase Alpha) of the BVH Phased Reopening Plan. In Step 2 (Phase Bravo), Volunteers are allowed only for the purpose of assisting with visitation protocols, that is to assist staff in setting up resident visits with families, and may only conduct volunteer duties with residents unexposed to COVID-19. Screening, social distancing, and additional precautions, including hand hygiene and universal masking are required. In Step 3 (Phase Charlie): Volunteers are allowed but may only conduct volunteer activities with residents unexposed to COVID-19. Volunteers must be screened and follow universal source control guidelines. Test for COVID-19 prior to volunteering, then test for symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Established volunteers (volunteers that regularly/daily perform volunteering at SWVC will be screened following staff guidelines.) Screening, social distancing, and additional precautions, including hand hygiene and universal masking, are required. Volunteers complete a Bureau of Veterans Homes Screening form and have their temperature taken prior to entry.  They are asked questions regarding potential exposure and are screened for signs/symptoms of COVID-19.  If any Volunteers to the facility with a temperature of 99.5 or greater, or they have been screened to have multiple symptoms of COVID-19, will be re-assessed by the Registered Nurse Supervisor who will determine if they can enter the facility.



COMMUNAL DINING FOR RESIDENTS UNEXPOSED TO COVID-19

Communal dining is the same for all steps of reopening so there is no need to differentiate among the three steps.

27. DESCRIBE COMMUNAL DINING MEAL SCHEDULE, INCLUDING STAGGERED HOURS (IF ANY) 


Modified communal dining will be permitted on the units for residents unexposed to COVID-19 in Phase Bravo and Phase Charlie.  A maximum of 10 residents can be accomdated in the dining rooms at a time.  Residents will be offered a selection of one meal per day in the dining area to ensure everyone is able to eat in the dining room at least once per day.  Preferences will be honored to all extent possible.   This will be completed  Monday through Friday and on weekends SWVC will continue with in-room meal service.

28. DESCRIBE ARRANGEMENT OF TABLES AND CHAIRS TO ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING


Tables will be arranged with seating 6 feet apart – residents will be seated 1 resident per table.

29. DESCRIBE INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES, INCLUDING USE OF PPE BY STAFF


Dietary staff will continue to follow infection control policies for handwashing and glove use.  Tables and chairs will be disinfected before and after meal service.  Staff will continue to follow universal source control guidelines.

30. DESCRIBE ANY OTHER ASPECTS OF COMMUNAL DINING DURING REOPENING


Residents who are displaying signs of illness will not be served in a communical dining setting, even if they are unexposed to COVID19.  Hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene will be monitored.



ACTIVITIES AND OUTINGS

In each block below, describe the types of activities that will be planned at each Phase and the outings that will be planned at Phase Charlie (an all-inclusive list is not necessary). Include where they will be held and approximately how many residents will be involved. Describe how social distancing, hand hygiene, and universal masking will be ensured. Also include precautions that will be taken to prevent multiple touching of items such as game pieces.

31. DESCRIBE ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR Phase Alpha (FIVE OR LESS RESIDENTS UNEXPOSED TO COVID-19)


On unit entertainment and activities will be facilitated by the activities staff with 5 or less residents.  Activities staff will ensure resdients are masked, gloved, and social distancing is adhered to.  Hand hygiene will be completed by the Activities staff. Equipment will be sanitized in between use by the activities staff using EPA registered disinfectant.  

32. DESCRIBE ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR Phase Bravo (TEN OR LESS RESIDENT UNEXPOSED TO COVID-19)


On unit entertainment and activities will be facilitated by the activities staff with 10 or less residents.  Activities staff will ensure resdients are masked, gloved, and social distancing is adhered to.  Hand hygiene will be completed by the Activities staff.  Equipment will be sanitized in between use by the activities staff using EPA registered disinfectant.  

33. DESCRIBE ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR Phase Charlie


Residents will be held in the multi purpose room with a maximum of 10 residents.  The Activities staff will monitor attendance to ensure maximums are not exceeded.  Activities staff will ensure resdients are masked, gloved, and social distancing is adhered to.  Activities staff will ensure hand hygiene is completed.  Equipment will be sanitized in between use by the activities staff using EPA registered disinfectant.  

34. DESCRIBE OUTINGS PLANNED FOR Phase Charlie/Delta


Outings/off-site activities are allowed only for residents unexposed to COVID-19 upon entering Phase Delta. Outings limited to no more than the number of people where social distancing between residents can be maintained. Appropriate hand hygiene, and universal masking are required. SWVC leadership is required to utilize discretion in determining off-site activities. Events will be vetted by the Activities department to ensure social distancing can be adhered to.  Activities staff will ensure residents are masked and hand hygiene is performed.  



NON-ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL

In Phase Bravo, non-essential personnel deemed necessary by the facility are allowed (in addition to those already permitted in Section 4 of Interim Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities During COVID-19). In Phase Charlie, all non-essential personnel are allowed. Screening and additional precautions including social distancing, hand hygiene, and universal masking are required for non-essential personnel.

35. DESCRIBE THE LIMITED NUMBER AND TYPES OF NON-ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL THAT HAVE BEEN DETERMINED NECESSARY AT Phase Bravo


Ancillary service staff including Psychiatry, Dental, Podiatry, and Opthamology will be determined necessary at step 2.  These personnel cannot operate in any Red or Yellow phased county.  We will require a COVID swab prior to the first day they return to the facility and they will need to follow the in house staff testing plan to maintain compliance.  They will be required to notify the facility if they come into contact with COVID-19 positive patients in another facility.

36. DESCRIBE HOW SOCIAL DISTANCING, HAND HYGIENE, AND UNIVERSAL MASKING WILL BE ENSURED FOR NON-ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL AT Phase Bravo and Phase Charlie

Non-essential personnel will be provided with guidance on hand hygiene, limiting interactions with others, and only be allowed to report to the clinic location they are designated to work on.  If they do not have a mask the facility will provide one for them.

37. DESCRIBE MEASURES PLANNED TO ENSURE NON-ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL DO NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH RESIDENTS EXPOSED TO COVID-19


COVID-19 Positive and Potentially Exposed residents are housed on dedicated isolation units and will not attend scheduled clinics for the above providers. 



VISITATION PLAN

For visitation to be permitted in Phases Bravo and Charlie of reopening (as described in Section 6 of Interim Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities During COVID-19), the following requirements are established. Screening and additional precautions including social distancing, hand hygiene, and universal masking are required for visitors.

38. DESCRIBE THE SCHEDULE OF VISITATION HOURS AND THE LENGTH OF EACH VISIT


Visitation will occur daily.  The location of visitation will depend upon which phase of reopening the facility is in. Families will call in and pre-schedule their visitation with the Activities saff. Visitations will be scheduled daily between the hours of 10:30am and 7pm, dependentant upon Activities Department staffing.

39. DESCRIBE HOW SCHEDULING VISITORS WILL OCCUR


Scheduling of visitors will occur through our Activities department.  Families who wish to visit can dial 412-665-6745 to schedule with any of the Activities staff.

40. DESCRIBE HOW VISITATION AREA(S) WILL BE SANITIZED BETWEEN EACH VISIT


The Activities department team member overseeing the visit will wipe down the surfaces in the visitation area with an EPA Approved disinfectant between each visit.

41. WHAT IS THE ALLOWABLE NUMBER OF VISITORS PER RESIDENT BASED ON THE CAPABILITY TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING AND INFECTION CONTROL?


According to the BVH Phased Reopening Plan, during Step 2 (Phase Bravo), the resident will be limited to 2 family members at a time. During Step 3 (Phase Charlies) the resident will be limited to 3 family members. During Phase Delta, visitation will be limited to 3 family members/2family members if the visit is to take place in the resident’s room.

42. DESCRIBE THE ORDER IN WHICH SCHEDULED VISITS WILL BE PRIORITIZED 


The Activities will attempt to honor all family requests, however these will be on a first-come first-scheduled basis.  

STEP 2 (Phase Bravo)

43. DESCRIBE HOW THE FACILITY WILL DETERMINE THOSE RESIDENTS WHO CAN SAFELY ACCEPT VISITORS AT PHASE BRAVO (CONSIDERING SUCH SAFETY FACTORS AS EXPOSURE TO OUTDOOR WEATHER AND TRANSPORTING RESIDENT TO VISITOR LOCATION)


The Activities department will confer with the Registered Nurse supervisor prior to visits to ensure the resident’s physical status is able to accommodate a visit.  The Activities department will follow the residents careplan for any restrictions on exposure to weather and will follow the careplanned method of transportation to and from the visit.  

44. DESCRIBE THE OUTDOOR VISITATION SPACE FOR PHASE BRAVO TO INCLUDE THE COVERAGE FOR SEVERE WEATHER, THE ENTRANCE, AND THE ROUTE TO ACCESS THE SPACE


Visitors will not enter the facility during this phase.  Visitation will occur with residents inside of the facility courtyards and the families on the other side of the fence. 

45. DESCRIBE HOW A CLEARLY DEFINED SIX-FOOT DISTANCE WILL BE MAINTAINED BETWEEN THE RESIDENT AND THE VISITOR(S) DURING OUTDOOR VISITS


A distance measuring 6 feet will be marked to maintain social distancing.  At this phase the resident and their family will be on opposite sides of the fence.  

46. DESCRIBE THE INDOOR VISITATION SPACE THAT WILL BE USED IN THE EVENT OF EXCESSIVELY SEVERE WEATHER TO INCLUDE THE ENTRANCE AND THE ROUTE TO ACCESS THE SPACE


In the event of severe weather, visits may be cancelled or may be modified to a “window visit” with the Reisdent inside of the Ambulance Entrance of the facility and the family under the covered awning outside.  Families will report to the Ambulance Entrance from the side parking lot and the Activities staff will bring the resident to the other side of the glass door.  

47. DESCRIBE HOW A CLEARLY DEFINED SIX-FOOT DISTANCE WILL BE MAINTAINED BETWEEN THE RESIDENT AND THE VISITOR(S) DURING INDOOR VISITS


Indoor visitation will not occur in Phase Bravo.. 

STEP 3 (Phase Charlie)

48. DESCRIBE HOW THE FACILITY WILL DETERMINE THOSE RESIDENTS WHO CAN SAFELY ACCEPT VISITORS AT PHASE CHARLIE (CONSIDERING SUCH SAFETY FACTORS AS TRANSPORTING RESIDENT TO VISITOR LOCATION)


The Activities department will confer with the Registered Nurse supervisor prior to visits to ensure the resident’s physical status is able to accommodate a visit.  The Activities department will follow the residetns careplan for any restrictions on exposure to weather and will follow the careplanned method of transportation to and from the visit.  

49. WILL OUTDOOR VISITATION BE UTILIZED AT PHASE CHARLIE? IF NO, SKIP TO QUESTION #52


Yes – families will still be able to utilize Outdoor Visitation as indicated in the previous step.

50. DESCRIBE THE OUTDOOR VISITATION SPACE FOR PHASE CHARLIE TO INCLUDE THE COVERAGE FOR SEVERE WEATHER, THE ENTRANCE, AND THE ROUTE TO ACCESS THE SPACE (IF THE SAME AS PHASE BRAVO, ENTER “SAME”)


Same  

51. DESCRIBE HOW A CLEARLY DEFINED SIX-FOOT DISTANCE WILL BE MAINTAINED BETWEEN THE RESIDENT AND THE VISITOR(S) DURING OUTDOOR VISITS (IF THE SAME AS PHASE BRAVO, ENTER “SAME”)


Same

52. DESCRIBE THE INDOOR VISITATION SPACE THAT WILL BE USED TO INCLUDE THE ENTRANCE AND THE ROUTE TO ACCESS THE SPACE (IF THE SAME AS PHASE BRAVO ENTER “SAME”)


Visitors will be permitted in a designated zone in the facility, which will be the multi purpose room.  Visitors will follow the screening process to enter the facility, will be required to be masked, and will report directly to the designated zone upon entry.  Visitors will not pass any other residents or resident areas on their way to the multi-purpose room.  

53. DESCRIBE HOW A CLEARLY DEFINED SIX-FOOT DISTANCE WILL BE MAINTAINED BETWEEN THE RESIDENT AND THE VISITOR(S) DURING INDOOR VISITS (IF THE SAME AS PHASE BRAVO, ENTER “SAME”)


A distance measuring 6 feet will be clearly marked to maintain social distancing.

54. FOR THOSE RESIDENTS UNABLE TO BE TRANSPORTED TO THE DESIGNATED VISITATION AREA, DESCRIBE THE INFECTION CONTROL PRECAUTIONS THAT WILL BE PUT IN PLACE TO ALLOW VISITATION IN THE RESIDENT’S ROOM


The facility will follow the policy for Compassionate Care Visits, which will be approved on a case-by-case basis.  The facility will provide the family with PPE to include a mask, gown, and gloves.  The facility will escort the family to and from the residents room.  Family members will be limited at 2 and visitation will be limited to 30 minutes.  These visits require pre-scheduling through the Registered Nurse Supervisor.



VOLUNTEERS

In PHASE BRAVO, volunteers are allowed only for the purpose of assisting with outdoor visitation protocols and may only conduct volunteer duties with residents unexposed to COVID-19. In PHASE CHARLIE, all volunteer duties may be conducted, but only with residents unexposed to COVID-19. Screening, social distancing, and additional precautions including hand hygiene and universal masking are required for volunteers.

55. DESCRIBE INFECTION CONTROL PRECAUTIONS ESTABLISHED FOR VOLUNTEERS, INCLUDING MEASURES PLANNED TO ENSURE VOLUNTEERS DO NOT COME INTO CONTACT WITH RESIDENTS EXPOSED TO COVID-19


COVID19 Positive and Potentially Exposed residents are housed on dedicated isolation units and will not attend activities or visitations.  

56. DESCRIBE THE DUTIES TO BE PERFORMED BY VOLUNTEERS DURING PHASE BRAVO


We will not utilize Volunteers in Phase Bravo. 



ATTESTATION

The Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) is responsible for the accuracy of the Implementation Plan and the facility’s adherence to it. Upon completion of blocks 1-57, the Implementation Plan should be printed and the signature and date affixed by the NHA in block 58.

57. NAME OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATOR


Richard Adams, Commandant

58. ATTESTATION


I attest that the information provided in this Implementation Plan is an accurate representation of the facts and that this facility will adhere to the Implementation Plan as written. I further attest that the county in which this facility is located is in a Yellow or Green phase per the Governor’s Reopening Plan. This Implementation Plan will be posted on our website (if one exists) or made available to all residents, families, advocates such as the Ombudsman and the Department upon request. This facility will progress to the next step of reopening only when the criteria is met as described in the Interim Guidance for Skilled Nursing Facilities During COVID-19. If at any point during reopening the facility fails to meet the criteria for reopening, I will ensure the facility ceases reopening immediately. Further, if at any point during reopening this facility is operating under a contingency staffing plan, I will ensure the facility ceases reopening immediately.


                                                                                                    


__________________________________________ ______7/27/20_______________________

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