May 4, 2020
March 3, 2021
Dear Residents, Families and Partners:
We believe many of you have heard the Texas Governor’s announcement yesterday that he is lifting COVID related restrictions throughout the state as of Wednesday, March 10. We are sure you all have questions about how this impacts the possible “re-opening” of our Community, especially as it relates to visitation.
In the Governor’s Executive Order GA-34, it states that assisted living facilities and long-term care facilities should continue to follow guidance from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) regarding any visitation and should continue to follow infection control policies and practices issued by HHSC. Therefore, we do not currently anticipate any changes to our current practices next week. Our staff will continue to wear masks and practice the COVID related infection control procedures and the COVID related staff and resident assessments that have been in place for almost a year.
Current visitation in our Community is allowed:
1 Essential Caregiver allowed at a time in the resident’s room at a time. Each visit is made and scheduled by appointment only. No more than 7 visitors in the facility at any one time. Visits are limited to 2 hours at a time. Essential Caregivers have to have a negative COVID test within 14 days of the initial visit. Each caregiver must complete a training on Infection Control and Personal Protective Equipment. During the in room visit the caregiver and the resident must wear a mask during the entire visit, social distancing is not required however.
We will communicate any changes, based on guidance from the TX HHSC and local health department.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to keep our residents safe.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.