All Staff are Fully Vaccinated

COVID-19 General Practices

All persons should be screened for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 infection, including a temperature check. Persons requiring screening includes facility staff, essential visitors, and general visitors. Symptoms include but are not limited to the following: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or not feeling well.

Anyone with fever or signs or symptoms of COVID-19 infection is prohibited from entry.

All visitors (general and essential) must be screened prior to entry for any history of close contact to a COVID-19 case within the past 14 days. See SNF Visitation Guidance for definitions of essential visitors and general visitors. Close contact is defined as being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for a cumulative total of ≥15 minutes within a 24 hour period or having unprotected direct contact with infectious secretions or excretions of the person with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed or sneezed on, sharing utensils or saliva, or providing care without wearing appropriate protective equipment).

Anyone reporting recent close contact exposure is prohibited from entry.

An exception to entry screening: Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers responding to an urgent medical need. They do not have to be screened, as they are typically screened separately.

Conduct symptom and temperature screening for all staff and patients/residents

All staff are checked for symptoms and fever twice daily, once prior to coming to work and the second at the end of the shifts.

Residents should remain in their room as much as possible and should be encouraged to wear a face covering if they leave. Residents are encouraged to practice physical distancing and perform frequent hand hygiene.

Residents who have underlying cognitive conditions are not be forcibly kept in their rooms nor forced to wear a face covering.

COVID-19 Visitation Rules and Guidelines

The purpose of these visitation guidelines is to help each facility develop a resident-centered visitation policy that balances the need to protect staff and residents from COVID-19 transmission with the need to provide timely care that optimizes residents’ physical and psychological health in alignment with state and federal requirements.

Healthcare personnel (HCP) are facility staff directly employed by the facility and are exceptions to visitation restrictions.

General visitors: General visitors are defined as visitors who do not fall under the definition of HCP or Essential Visitors. This was previously known as “Non-essential visitors.”

  1. General visitation is permitted for residents who are not symptomatic or exposed.
  2. General visitation is permitted outdoors regardless of a facility’s outbreak status.
  3. Indoor and in-room general visitation is subject to case status in the community. Currently, indoor and in-room general visitation are not permitted in LA County due to significant community transmission.
  4. General visits should be scheduled in advance.

If you’d like more information about our COVID-19 policies and guidelines, visit our resources page.