Dear Family Member, We have received some updated guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health related to outdoor visitation and we have updated our plan accordingly.
We are excited to announce that Fairmont Care will begin restoring group activities at our facility beginning on Monday, July 27, 2020. We have worked with an Activity Consultant to develop a program that will be engaging, yet ensure that our residents stay safe. Some highlights of the plan include:
As you know, there are currently many “hotspots” throughout the country that have shown a dramatic rise is cases of COVID-19. In order to keep our residents and employees safe, we have adopted the City of Chicago Emergency Travel Order and will be requiring any employees who may travel to any of these areas to quarantine for 14 days.
I am pleased to inform you that Fairmont Care has formulated a plan which will allow for outdoor visitation that meets the requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health. This Plan is attached for your reference.
WE HAVE GOOD NEWS! Today we received word from the Illinois Department of Public Health that long-term care facilities may allow outdoor visitation for residents under certain conditions.
I am writing to let you know about our new testing protocol for residents and staff members at Fairmont Care. As I am sure you have heard, the Governor of Illinois has mandated testing for all nursing homes staff and residents. We have been aggressively testing since the beginning of this pandemic, and we wanted to explain in more detail how we will continue going forward.
We want to reassure everyone who is part of the Fairmont Care community of our unwavering commitment to protecting the health and well-being of our residents, patients, staff and families. This remains our highest priority.
We are writing to give you an update on the situation at our facility as it relates to COVID-19.
By now you have been notified by telephone of the fact that we have had one positive test result for COVID-19 at our facility. As of this moment, this is the only case that has been diagnosed in either residents or staff.
Dear Fairmont Care Center Staff, Thank you for your continued commitment to your community and profession. Each day you answer the call to care for vulnerable populations during this pandemic.