Dear Residents and Family Members: This is an update to our letter dated September 23, 2020 regarding visitation. We are happy to announce that our plan has been finalized and we are able to move forward with indoor visitation.
Dear Resident/Family Member: As cold weather approaches, we would like to let you know that we are working on a plan that would allow indoor visitation.
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.