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COVID-19 Update December 2, 2021

We were notified today that two team members at NCC have tested positive for COVID-19 and are now on 14-day quarantine.  We continue to track our client and staff pending and confirmed cases on the COVID-19 page of our website.  Based on new federal and state guidelines, visitation at the NeuroCare Campus remains open and the following protocols are in place:

  • Contact tracing has been initiated to identify, monitor, and support individuals who may have been exposed to the virus.
  • The NeuroCare Campus remains in outbreak status and weekly outbreak testing will continue for clients and staff regardless of vaccination status until we are COVID-19 free for 14 days.
  • Visitation at the NeuroCare Campus is from 10am – 8pm daily.
  • If you are ill, please do not visit.
  • Special Tree will continue our strict infection control practices including a mask requirement for all clients, staff, and visitors at the NeuroCare Campus regardless of vaccination status.
  • All visitors are free to visit throughout the building but must wear a mask at all times, including client rooms. It is preferred that visits occur in the client’s room during outbreak periods.
  • COVID-19 screenings are still required for ALL visitors regardless of vaccination status.
  • Visitors must be 12 years or older.
  • Please remain vigilant in safety precautions at all times to reduce the spread of the highly-contagious Delta variant which includes following mask guidance from the CDC, social distancing, frequent hand washing, and getting vaccinated.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Update
The COVID-19 Watch Team is aware of the temporary injunction to prevent the federal government from implementing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate for healthcare staff which was issued on Nov. 30th. This announcement did not provide any specific details or next steps for facilities like Special Tree who had plans in place to meet the CMS vaccine requirement.  Special Tree is moving forward with our current plan to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to unvaccinated staff and to review submitted requests for exemptions. Please stay tuned for more updates as we learn more about the injunction. 

Thank you for your continued patience and support throughout the pandemic.  If you have any questions please reach out to your Case Manager so that we can address your concerns.