As you know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit the United States. We know there is a lot of concern for the well-being of our most vulnerable population, those with compromised immune systems and the elderly, many of whom live at our communities. The health and safety of our residents is always our top priority.
We wanted to make you aware of the precautionary measures we have in place to protect our residents, visitors and associates. We are treating the situation with extreme caution as we would any contagious virus or infection, and are following established policies and procedures.
Rest assured that, if any resident shows any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, our staff will assist them in getting immediate medical attention.
What Is the Coronavirus?
Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person (CDC). The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
People with these symptoms or a combination of these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting