Dear Friends & Families,
We are happy to report that the California Department of Public Health has modified guidance on visitation. At Westwood Post Acute, we are in the process of preparing to resume in-person visitation with the required safety measures.
– The Visitation must be prescheduled (No drop-in visits).
– Visitation will only be for residents in the Green Zone.
– New Visitation Protocols are projected to start on Wednesday 6/16/2021 but will remain dependent on the continued endorsement by the California Department of Public Health and the Alameda County Department of Public Health.
If you are vaccinated you will have a choice to visit in the room for 30 minutes, under the outdoor tent or in the visitation room. For these visits you will be screened, wear a surgical mask, reusable PPE, be asked to physically distance and movement in the facility will be limited to the room that you are visiting and then directly exit after the visit. You will have to show proof of your vaccination at the time of the visit.
If you are unvaccinated, you will have the choice to visit for 30 minutes under our outdoor tent with a barrier or in the scheduled meeting room with a barrier. For these visits, you will be screened, wear a surgical mask, eye protection, and reusable PPE, be asked to physically distance and movement in the facility will be limited to the room that you are visiting, and then directly exit after the visit. You will be asked to provide proof of a negative COVID test within seven days of the scheduled visit. If you are unable to get a test in the community you are welcome to come on Sunday or Monday for a test at the facility. You need to bring your medical ID card for this test.
**Children under the age of 12 may only visit in the outdoor tent and must follow social distancing guidelines throughout the visit.
Prescheduled visitations will be offered on:
– Schedule your in person visit by emailing Alma.firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 925-443-1800. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know at least one hour prior to the visit.
– Schedule your outdoor tent visit by emailing email@example.com or calling 925-443-1800. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please let us know at least one hour prior to the visit.
– If you are vaccinated, please be able to provide proof of being fully vaccinated at the time of the scheduled visit.
– If you are unvaccinated, please be able to provide a negative COVID-19 test at the time of your scheduled visit. If you are unable to get a test in the community you are welcome to come on Mondays from 2 pm – 4 pm. You need to bring your medical ID card.
– You must be screened.
– Pass screening questions.
– Provide a negative COVID Test within the last 7 days or proof of vaccination.
– Meet temperature requirements.
– Perform hand hygiene.
– Wear a surgical mask and disposable gown at all times during the visit.
– Once verified, complete the visitation log.
– Physical contact including hugging and hand-holding can not be allowed. The only exception will be if the visitor is able to produce a completed vaccination card and the resident has completed vaccination, the resident & visitor can have limited contact like a brief hug or hand touching before completing their socially distanced visit.
– No food or drinks can be consumed during the visit.
– No onsite bathroom use.
– Maximum of one visitor in the room or two visitors at a time from the same household outdoors or in the scheduled visitation room.
During the Visit
– One resident and family will visit at a time for 30 minutes.
– Then the visitor(s) will be escorted out.
– The area will then be sanitized prior to the next visit.
– Visits will be socially distanced with a barrier.
– We will provide a monitor to make sure we are following all of the necessary precautions.
Thank you for reviewing the visitation safety measures. If you have any questions please feel free to email me. I appreciate your patience while we get this program underway. We are excited for you to see your loved ones but want to make sure we follow all of the necessary precautions. As the program evolves and we get more guidance there may be changes to the visitation policy.