Special Tree is experiencing rising numbers of new COVID-19 cases among staff and clients at the NeuroCare Campus as Omicron case rates surge in Michigan and across the nation. We were notified today of four new positive COVID-19 cases for staff and one new positive case for a client on NCC South. Visitation at the NeuroCare Campus remains open with additional precautions on NCC South. Outbreak testing will continue for clients and staff regardless of vaccination status until we are COVID-19 free for 14 consecutive days. We continue to track our client and staff pending and confirmed cases on the COVID-19 page of our website.
MDHHS Issues Statement on New CDC Quarantine Guidelines -- No Changes to Special Tree's COVID-19 Quarantine & Post-Exposure Protocols for Now
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new guidance for quarantine and isolation that modified or shortened the quarantine and isolation period in some circumstances. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reviewing the supporting evidence behind this guidance, while awaiting additional information from the CDC, specifically for special populations and in high-risk settings such as Special Tree. In the interim, MDHHS will retain current quarantine and isolation guidelines which includes congregate care settings. MDHHS will update Michigan’s guidance when additional information becomes available from the CDC. Special Tree is required to follow all guidance and mandates from the MDHHS which supersedes guidance from the CDC. Stay tuned for more updates!