Submitted by Communications Team on July 30, 2021 - 7:12pm
We are happy to report that the NeuroCare Campus remains COVID free at this time. While this is great news we continue to be very cautious. COVID-19 cases are rising again in the U.S., especially the highly contagious Delta Variant. The COVID-19 Team is keeping a close watch on the steady uptick in cases in Michigan. While the state’s positivity rate remains very low, it more than doubled during the past week from .7% to 2%.
With cases rising, we want to update everyone on our continuous efforts to protect our clients, staff, and communities from COVID-19. The following precautions and protocols are still in place at the NeuroCare Campus:
- Weekly routine COVID testing will continue for non-vaccinated staff.
- All staff, visitors, and vendors are required to wear a mask while in the facility, regardless of vaccination status. The only exception is for vaccinated visitors while in a private room visiting a vaccinated client.
- After reviewing new CDC mask guidance, the COVID-19 Watch Team has determined it will not impact the current requirements within our facility.
- All staff, visitors, and vendors are still required to complete a health screening with temperature checks daily.
- All new admissions to Special Tree are required to be quarantined/isolated for 14 days unless they are fully-vaccinated. When a client is symptomatic, regardless of vaccination status, our current protocol is to automatically isolate to rule out COVID-19.
- Any staff and/or client who is symptomatic or has a known exposure to COVID-19 will be tested.
- When a new case of COVID-19 is confirmed for a client or staff (through PCR testing) it is considered an “outbreak” which activates the following precautions as required by the MDHHS:
- Contact tracing is initiated to identify, monitor, and support individuals who may have been exposed to the virus.
- A 14-day quarantine is required for staff who test positive.
- Facility-wide outbreak testing must be initiated for all staff and clients regardless of vaccination status.
- Visitation is suspended until we have no new positive cases during the 14-day outbreak testing period.
- We continue to encourage and educate our staff on the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
- As a reminder, we continue to track our client and staff pending and confirmed cases on the COVID-19 page of our website.
Our top priority is to keep our clients, staff, visitors, and communities safe while following all guidelines for long term care from the CDC and MDHHS. Thank you for your continued patience and support throughout the pandemic. We encourage you to reach out to your Case Manager with your questions and concerns.