Fellowship Square Historic Mesa Action Plan for COVID-19

Thursday March 12, 2020
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In response to Governor Ducey’s declaration of a public health emergency and executive order of March 11th pertaining to COVID-19 (aka novel corona virus), Fellowship Square Historic Mesa will be taking the following steps, effective immediately and until further notice, to proactively help protect our senior living residents from the virus:

Oasis Assisted Living & Reflections Care Community

Visitors

  • Visitor arrival times are limited from 9 am to 5:30 pm, 7 days a week.
  • Individuals should not attempt to visit if they have respiratory infection symptoms including: Fever, Coughing, Shortness of Breath, Difficulty Breathing, Chills, Body Aches, Sore Throat, Headache, Diarrhea, Nausea/Vomiting and Runny Nose.
  • Visitors will be asked and required to respond to health questions upon arrival and will be denied access if they exhibit any symptoms or respond positively to any of the questions.
  • If family are not able to visit, we will do our best to accommodate visits via telephone and electronically.

Activities & Events

  • All activities involving outside vendors, volunteers or visitors are cancelled until further notice. We will do our best to step up staff coordinated activities during this time.

Staff

  • All staff will be subject to the health checks before and during their shift. If they have symptoms of respiratory infection, they will be sent home and will be required to show a negative test result before they are allowed to return to work.

Our Emergency Coordinator is our Assisted Living Manager, Mary Farris. Mary will provide updates via our N.O.R.B.E.R.T. text alert system. You can access the Oasis text alert system by texting “hmoasis” to 602-603-4431. There is no cost to enroll. Normal text messaging rates apply. Text “stop” to unsubscribe.

Independent Living

Visitors

  • At this time, we are not able to limit visitors to residents in our independent living community but we HIGHLY encourage residents to use the same screening for their guests before they agree to or coordinate a visit. Residents should discourage visits from individuals if they have respiratory infection symptoms including: Fever, Coughing, Shortness of Breath, Difficulty Breathing, Chills, Body Aches, Sore Throat, Headache, Diarrhea, Nausea/Vomiting and Runny Nose.

Activities & Events

  • All resident activities are being reviewed and some may be cancelled involving outside vendors, volunteers or visitors.
  • Our March 20th prospective resident event is being postponed. 

Staff

  • We have reeducated staff on our infection control procedures. We have also reminded staff to cover coughs, wash their hands and not to touch their face. We have strongly reinforced with staff members to stay home if they are sick. 

Please take these precautions seriously and abide with patience. Our senior population is most vulnerable and we want to do our very best to protect them.

Information Sources:

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Arizona Department of Health Services www.azhealth.gov

On-going updates to COVID-19

We'll be providing updates as we receive them for COVID-19 and the senior living community.

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