Daily COVID-19 Updates


April 12th, 2021 UPDATE:

Current Cases As of Today

Vista Pacifica Center Covid-19 Status:

· COVID Positive Staff: 0

· COVID Positive Residents: 0

Vista Pacifica Convalescent Covid-19 Status:

· COVID Positive Staff: 0

· COVID Positive Residents: 0

 

Cumulative Totals since May 8th, 2020

Vista Pacifica Center Covid-19 Status:

· COVID Positive Staff: 28

· COVID Positive Residents: 74

Vista Pacifica Convalescent Covid-19 Status:

· COVID Positive Staff: 34

· COVID Positive Residents: 33


 


COVID-19 Information and Precautions


 

We recognize that nursing homes are at high risk for contracting and spreading infectious diseases including COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). Our utmost concern is for the health and well-being of each of our residents and to ensure our staff is healthy and able to continue to care for residents.

We continue to take cautionary measures and follow CDC guidelines. We are also receiving information from state and local officials. Please review this information and see the precautions we are taking to protect against COVID-19.

The measures we are taking include:

  • Clear and constant communication with staff, residents, and visitors
    • Posting signs and reminders at the facility
    • Communicating verbal answers from staff to residents and visitors
    • Posting information to our website
  • Protection with our workforce includes:
    • Screening employees and residents for symptoms of acute respiratory illness (fever, cough, difficulty breathing)
    • Sick leave policies are non-punitive and flexible
    • Encouraging sick employees to stay home and call in replacement staff
    • Training and ensuring proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Utilizing weekly PCR Covid testing
    • Utilizing as needed POC rapid result antigen Covid testing
  • Protection with our residents includes:
    • Separating residents who show respiratory symptoms away from others
    • No field trips and activities outside the facility
    • Having activities that allow residents to maintain safe distances from others
    • Allowing for in-room dining to reduce the risk of spreading disease
    • Increasing cleaning in common areas (therapy rehabilitation area, dining area, activity area, lobby area, etc.)
    • Utilizing weekly PCR Covid testing when indicated
    • Utilizing as needed POC rapid result antigen Covid testing
  • Visitation Restrictions and Considerations include:
    • Any visitor entering the facility, regardless of their vaccination status, must adhere to the following:
      • Be screened for fever and COVID-19 symptoms, wear appropriate facial covering, and perform hand hygiene when in the facility
      • If personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for contact with the resident due to quarantine or COVID positive isolation status (including fully vaccinated visitors), it must be donned and doffed according to instruction by HCP
      • If a visitor has COVID-19 symptoms or has been in close contact with a confirmed positive case, they must reschedule their visit
    • Vista Pacifica Convalescent will allow indoor visitation for:
      • Fully vaccinated residents (e.g., individual residents who are ≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine) in “green” (unexposed or recovered) or “yellow” (exposed or observation status ) areas, regardless of the county tier (including Tier 1, Purple) under Blueprint for a Safer Economy
      • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated residents in “green” (unexposed or recovered) or “yellow” (exposed or observation status) areas for facilities in Tier 2 (Red), 3 (Orange), or 4 (Yellow) counties
    • Indoor visitation shall meet the following conditions:
      • Visitors in Tier 1 (Purple) counties for fully vaccinated residents must test negative on a POC antigen or PCR test on a sample taken within the prior two days, regardless of the visitor’s vaccination status. Facilities may offer POC antigen testing. Fully vaccinated visitors of fully vaccinated residents may have brief, limited physical contact with the resident (e.g., a brief hug, holding hands, assisting with feeding or grooming)
      • All visitors and residents should wear appropriate facial covering during their visit and should maintain 6-ft physical distancing. Fully vaccinated visitors of fully vaccinated residents may have brief, limited physical contact with the resident (e.g., a brief hug, holding hands, assisting with feeding or grooming).
      • Visits for residents who share a room should be conducted in a separate indoor space or with the roommate not present in the room (if possible), regardless of the roommate’s vaccination status.
      • Full PPE must be worn for yellow zone visitation.
    • Vista Pacifica Center and Vista Pacifica Convalescent will continue to offer Outdoor Visitation:
      • Outdoor visits pose a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow; therefore, outdoor visitation is preferred and will be offered unless the resident cannot leave the facility, or outdoor visitation is not possible due to precipitation, outdoor temperatures, or poor air quality. We will facilitate scheduled visits on the facility premises with 6-ft or more physical distancing, use of face coverings by both residents and visitors, and staff monitoring of infection control guidelines.
        • Fully vaccinated visitors of fully vaccinated residents may have brief, limited physical contact with the resident with the resident (e.g., a brief hug, holding hands).
    • Vista Pacifica Center and Vista Pacifica Convalescent will offer visitation in large communal indoor spaces that allow for physical distancing:
      • If outdoor visitation is not possible (e.g., inclement weather, poor air quality, resident inability to be moved outside, etc.), we shall accommodate visitation in large communal indoor spaces such as our lobby, dining room, activity room, conference room, etc. where 6-ft distancing is possible.

We appreciate the confidence and trust you have in us to care for family members. We will keep you informed as we navigate the ongoing situation.