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Long Term Care Covid Updates

Long Term Care Covid Updates

January 13, 2022

Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care continues to take proactive measures to decrease the risk of exposure for the residents who live in our facility. All employees and residents are provided personal protective equipment and are monitored for signs and symptoms of the virus. Resident safety remains our top priority.

Outbreak testing in progress: employee testing twice weekly/ resident testing weekly or at any sign of illness. Positive employees are isolating at home.

Current COVID-19 report for Long Term Care:

  • 0 residents positive
  • 12 employees positive

Visitation continues at resident and sponsor discretion. County positivity remains high at 34.45 percent per the CDC website.

COVID-19 prevention criteria must be met for all visitation including a well fitted face mask, hand hygiene and social distancing. Fully vaccinated residents may choose to decline the social distancing guidelines and touch as long as other guidelines are followed.

Avoid large gatherings where large numbers of visitors are in the same space at the same time and physical distancing cannot be maintained. Limited visitor movement allowed in the facility. For example, visitors should not walk around different halls of the facility. Rather, they should go directly to the resident’s room or designated visitation area.

There are some rooms that cannot have visitation in room because of guidelines. The residents in these rooms should visit in common areas. Please pay attention to signage on doors.

Outdoor visitation continues to be preferred and highly encouraged for all residents when the weather allows. All visitors are encouraged to obtain vaccinations when available to them. COVID-19 testing is encouraged before visitation but not required.

DO NOT visit if you have any signs or symptoms of respiratory illness/COVID-19 or if you have been in close contact with someone with respiratory symptoms or confirmed COVID-19. Screening of all who wish to enter the building will be performed.

Family members may call the nurses stations prior to coming to the facility if special accommodations need to be made for your visit. Station One: 205-932-1165. Station Two: 205-932-1166.

Thank you,
Michelle Robertson, RN
Nursing Home Administrator
Fayette Medical Center-Long Term Care
Phone: 205 932-1183