- Patients that have been fully vaccinated for 14 or more days may have two visitors at a time
- Patients that have not been vaccinated may have two visitors at a time after a 14 day quarentine period
Current Facility COVID-19 Cases: 0 (0 Employee & 0 Resident)
Cumulative In Office Positive COVID-19 Cases: 16 Employees & 5 Patients
STEPS WE ARE TAKING TO KEEP YOU SAFE
Screening for COVID-19
Our team members are acutely aware they could unintentionally bring the virus into Promontory, which is why our team is constantly monitoring for symptoms of the virus. If an employee is showing any signs of the coronavirus or has been in contact with someone suspected of having the coronavirus, they are required to stay home until they’ve been tested and cleared by a doctor to return to work.
Monitoring for COVID-19
We monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. We take their temperature, ask if they’ve noticed any changes in their health and go through a series of questions to determine if they are experiencing any symptoms related to the virus. If there are any changes, our team will catch them quickly with these screenings. This will allow us to immediately get our patients treatment that they need.
Practicing Social Distancing
One of the most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to practice social distancing, which means keeping at least six-feet of space between you and the people around you. While our nursing staff have to get close to patients to perform their jobs, as a team we are practicing social distancing whenever possible. This means we have set nursing teams working together to limit interactions with multiple team members.
Patients that are fully vaccinated can now participate in communal dining, group activities and group therapy without social distancing and without wearing a facemask. Patients that are unvaccinated will have meals served in their rooms and will have one on one activities and therapy.
Our team members are now required to wear face masks while at work. This helps to prevent the transfer of respiratory droplets and significantly reduces the potential spread of the virus. We are also strongly encouraging our team to wear masks outside of work to help protect our patients. If patients leave their room or have to go to an appointment outside of Promontory, we are requiring they wear a face mask to help keep their peers safe.
As a healthcare facility, we have always had rigorous cleaning practices. However, we are doubling down on our efforts to protect our patients against the virus. We’ve ensured every cleaning product we use meets EPA guidelines for killing the coronavirus. All of our team members have recently gone through training on how to use our cleaning supplies and been tested to ensure they are using the products to effectively eliminate germs. Finally, we have increased our cleaning frequency and are continuously cleaning our facility throughout the day.
Patients thatare fully vaccinated are allowed visitors at this time. The only restriction on visitation is for patients that are on quarantine (typically new admissions that are not unvaccinated quarantine for 14 days).
Technology is making it easier than ever before to help families stay in touch. While some of our patients know how to FaceTime, we are happy to help families and patients who could use some extra help coordinate video calls. Our nurses will help you arrange a time for a call and be with the patient to help them use the phone or computer, so the call goes smoothly.
We also encourage families to come and visit their loved ones through a window or drop off small gifts or supplies. We’ve found that being close to those you love, even when you are separated through a window screen, is incredibly uplifting. It brings big smiles to our faces as well! Patients have also loved when their families drop off cards, a new magazine or a small treat.
Our team is also doing all we can to keep you informed and connected. We are trying to send family members more pictures of their loved one, so they can see how they’re doing. Each week, we also call family members to share the latest information with you.
We know how much you want to be with your loved ones. Please know your sacrifice is making a huge difference in keeping our patients safe and keeping the coronavirus out of our facility.
In certain circumstances we can allow compassionate care visits. Contact us for more information regarding this.
WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS A CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID-19?
If anyone tests positive for the coronavirus in our facility, here are the steps our team will take:
If a patient tests positive for the coronavirus, we will immediately isolate this patient and relocate them to our COVID-19 wing to ensure they do not have contact with any other patients in our facility.
Keep you Informed
We are committed to being transparent and sharing all of the information available. We will keep our COVID-19 infection numbers, both current and cumulative, up to date on our website.
Notify our Health Partners
If we have a patient or staff member test positive for the coronavirus, we will immediately contact our local and state health departments as well as the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. These partner agencies would provide us extra support as we navigate the situation.
The team at Promontory is committed to doing all we can to help protect our patients from COVID-19. If you have questions about the steps we are taking, please contact Monte Jones at 208.528.4000.