Update: Dec. 21, 2022
All Visitors you have the potential to be exposed to SARS-COVID-2 in the Community.
Mountain Vista Health Center has two positive COVID-19 cases. Please check with receptionist before proceeding with your visit.
Indoor visitation during an outbreak response
Whether unvaccinated residents are known to be close contacts or are identified as a part of a broad-based outbreak response but not known to be close contacts. Indoor visitation should ideally occur only in the resident’s room, and the resident and their visitor should wear well-fitting source control (if tolerated) and physically distance.
Source control and physical distancing recommendations should also be followed for vaccinated residents.
Outdoor visitation is allowed, but residents should wear well-fitting source control (if tolerated), maintain physical distancing from others, and not linger in common spaces when moving from their rooms to the outdoors
- Visitors should physically distance themselves from others while in the community.
- Visitors should visit with residents in single-person rooms; in multi-person rooms; or designated visitation areas when only the resident they are visiting with is present.
- Visitors should physically distance themselves from the resident they are visiting unless the resident and all their visitors are fully vaccinated, then they can choose to have physical contact with one another.
Visitation While Infectious
For the safety of visitors, we encouraged residents to limit in-person visitation while they are infectious to reduce risk of spreading the infection.
We encourage use of alternative mechanisms for patient and visitor interactions such as video-call applications on cell phones or tablets, when appropriate.
Visitors need to follow current COVID-19 infection prevention guidelines regarding hand hygiene, limiting surfaces touched, and use of PPE before entering a resident’s room
Visitors may only visit the resident room and minimize their time spent in other locations in the community.
Pets other than ADA service animals should not be included in communal dining or group activities.
Number of Visitors Allowed Per Visit
Although there is no limit on the number of visitors that a resident can have at one time, visits should be conducted in a manner that adheres to the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention and does not increase the risk to other residents.
Following COVID-19 infection prevention guidelines we encourage physical distancing during peak visitation. We will also discourage large gatherings (e.g., parties, events) where large numbers of visitors are in the same space at the same time and physical distancing cannot be maintained.
Following COVID-19 infection prevention guidelines we will monitor and may restrict the total number of visitors as well as the number of visitors allowed per resident at one time. CDPHE generally recommends allowing no more than two visitors per resident per room.
THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING AND HELPING US KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
~Mountain Vista Administrator
At Mountain Vista the safety of our residents, families and staff is a top priority and we encourage all residents and staff to get vaccinated for their own well-being and to reduce the spread of COVID -19.
Along with the strong vaccination rates among our residents, we continually offer vaccination clinics in our communities to stay up to date with vaccinations and offer each new resident the opportunity for the COVID-19 vaccination. We still encourage residents to wear a mask when around others in common areas of the community.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a rule mandating full vaccination for employees, volunteers, and contract service providers in health care settings, including nursing homes, that receive Medicare / Medicaid funding.
Any community that receives federal funding conducts surveillance testing of residents and staff at our skilled nursing and assisted living communities. This allows us to identify positive COVID-19 cases among asymptomatic carriers so we can better contain and prevent infection.
We encourage family and friends to visit loved ones, or if you are interested in learning more about our community feel free to call anytime to set up your private tour.
Visitors are asked screening questions upon entry and may be asked to wear masks and other infection control measures per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state health department guidelines. We ask our visitors (families and friends) to stay in resident apartments/rooms or conduct your visit outside the building, unless otherwise coordinated with our staff. Please wear a mask while checking in and traveling to/from resident apartments/rooms.
If a fully vaccinated visitor is visiting with a fully vaccinated resident in a resident room or apartment, neither the resident nor the visitor is required to wear a mask.
We ask that visitors not enter the community if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days or have had close unprotected contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or have COVID symptoms including fever, new cough, or new difficulty breathing.
Upon request by residents/visitors, designated visitation spaces may also be available. The visitation rooms provide comfort and privacy while maintaining social distancing.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we adhere to the guidelines set forth by the (CDC) and the local Department of Health. This includes screening, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing, surveillance testing, and regular surface cleaning.
Should our community experience a COVID-19 outbreak, we will take the appropriate steps to keep residents and staff healthy which includes notification to all residents, families, and staff.
Recommendations for bivalent vaccination
- Individuals 12 years of age or older should receive ONE bivalent mRNA booster after:
- completion of an FDA-authorized primary vaccine OR
- after the last original booster vaccine.
- This means staff and residents should receive a bivalent booster:
- Two months after a primary vaccination series is complete; OR
- If you’ve already had one booster, you should receive a bivalent booster two months after that booster; OR
- If you’ve already had two boosters, you should receive a bivalent booster two months after the second booster
When is someone considered up-to-date?
An individual is considered up-to-date when they have completed the primary vaccine series and received the most recent booster dose recommended by the CDC. We are considered up-to-date immediately after the booster vaccination; there is no waiting period.
Examples of someone who is up-to-date
- The primary vaccination series was received a year ago. A bivalent booster was received this morning. No other booster doses were received.
- The primary vaccination series was received. One monovalent booster was received two months ago. A bivalent booster was received this week.
CDC Core Principles
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