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Long Term Care Covid Updates

Long Term Care Covid Updates

September 23, 2021

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.

We are testing employees twice weekly and residents weekly.

Current COVID-19 report for Long Term Care:

  • 0 residents positive
  • 0 employees positive

The Fayette county positivity rate per the CMS website is 23.2 percent and in the RED category. Resident vaccination rate is 95 percent. Resident outbreak testing results have been negative allowing visitation to continue.

Visitation allowances are subject to change based on facility outbreak status, county positivity rate and resident vaccination rate or a combination of these three factors as outlined by the Alabama Department of Public Health and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents may have visitation indoors. 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.

In-facility visitation is limited to two visitors per day, above 16 years of age, per resident. Visitation is scheduled at select times through the activity department so that all guidelines may be followed. Limits to visitation include the length of visits, the location of visits and the number of visitors inside the building at any given time.

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 COVID-19 or if you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19. Screening of all who wish to enter the building will be performed.

To schedule in-person visits call the Long Term Care Activity Department at 205-932-1173.

Thank you,

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