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COVID-19 Update | November 17, 2021

Visitor Restrictions Are Now Lifted!

We’re so pleased to inform everyone that the visitation restrictions at the NeuroCare Campus have been lifted thanks to new federal and state guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the MDHHS!   The new guidelines direct long-term care facilities like Special Tree to open their doors to visitation regardless of a facility’s outbreak status.  The COVID-19 Watch Team has also lifted restrictions for LOAs and community outings effective today.  The following protocols are now in place at the NeuroCare Campus:

  • Although the NeuroCare Campus remains in outbreak status, visitation is still permitted under the new guidelines. 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. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Updates:

  • As most of you are aware, the federal government is mandating the COVID-19 vaccination for healthcare workers which includes our staff at the NeuroCare Campus. This mandate requires all eligible unvaccinated Special Tree staff to begin the vaccination series December 4, 2021, with the goal to reach full vaccination if completing the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccine by January 4, 2022.
  • The COVID-19 Watch Team met this week to further discuss the mandate and our COVID-19 vaccination policy. We are strongly encouraging our unvaccinated staff to obtain the vaccination by the dates outlined above and will be offering weekly on-site vaccine clinics beginning next week. 

More COVID-19 Updates:

  • Michigan now has the highest COVID-19 rate in the nation with 16.9% of all COVID tests coming back positive within the past week. Find the most recent COVID-19 data complied from healthcare experts across the state here.  
  • We remain vigilant in protecting our clients and staff by continuing our infectious control protocols to prevent the spread of the virus including masking up, hand washing, and educating our staff on the importance of getting vaccinated.  
  • We continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated and to get your booster shots. You are eligible for a booster shot 6 months following your second vaccine of Pfizer or Moderna and 2 months after the Jassen vaccine.