Visitation guidelines to reduce risk and protect the health and safety of our residents and staff are listed below.
- Visitors who have a positive COVID-19 test (within the last 10 days), are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, or currently meet the criteria for exposure quarantine, should not enter the facility.
- CDC recommends facemasks when a resident, staff, or visitor is experiencing respiratory illness symptoms, or has had close contact with a positive individual.
- COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older in the United States for the prevention of COVID-19. There is currently no FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine for children younger than age 6 months. CDC recommends that people stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination.
- Continue to practice physical distancing and increased hand hygiene, regardless of vaccination status, to deter infection transmission.
Visitors of Residents who are Close Contacts
- If you are visiting a resident who has been identified as a close contact (an individual who has had close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual), you may visit in common spaces or the resident room. The resident and visitor must wear a face mask and physically distance from others at all times, regardless of vaccination status.
- If you are visiting a resident who has been identified as a close contact, and is on transmission-based precautions (an individual with suspected or confirmed COVID-19), you may visit with this person only in their room. The resident and visitor must wear a face mask and physically distance from others at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors may be asked to comply with additional personal protective equipment requirements.
Will Valley Senior Living continue to test employees and residents for COVID-19?
All Valley Senior Living communities continue to follow the latest guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the North Dakota Department of Health. Staff or residents who become symptomatic are tested as soon as possible. Residents identified as close contacts or staff with higher-risk exposure are tested according to the latest guidance from CMS.
What is the plan for Valley Senior Living to communicate important information to both residents and families on a regular basis?
Valley Senior Living communicates with families and loved ones of residents through email communication, or printed and mailed communication when email is not available. We communicate updates on a bi-weekly basis and will update more frequently if needed with new recommendations, guidelines, and operational changes at Valley Senior Living as they occur.