Covid-19 Protocol

December 1, 2020 – This page will be updated as the situation changes.

We want to ensure we keep you updated on the latest information regarding COVID-19 on Trezevant’s campus.

 

Location Total # Residents # Residents Recovered Total # Staff # Staff Recovered # of Resident Deaths
Independent 7 7 12 10 0
Terrace 5 0 15 9 2
Allen Morgan 15 12 23 18 3

 

Snowden Dining Room and Bistro are closed and will remain closed through the remainder of the year.

All residents are required to wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose anytime outside of the home and inside when staff members are present.

Staff are required to wear a mask at all times unless in a private setting without anybody around (such as their private office).

If anybody enters your home without a mask on, tell them to leave and return with a mask.

We continue to test staff, contractors and vendors.  This ensures that we monitor and remove anybody who tests positive.  We monitor the positivity rate in Shelby County weekly.  This allows us to make sound decisions for the entire campus.  We may adjust any of our policies at any time to reflect the current situation.

 

Visitors to Trezevant

All non-residents and non-staff are required to enter through the Waynoka entrance, complete the screening questions and have their temperature taken.  There are no exceptions to this policy.  Refusal to comply will result in the person not allowed onto campus.

We have established our visitation guidelines and they can be found at the links below.  We reserve the right to change these as the situation at Trezevant or Shelby County changes.  Currently visitation is suspended for Allen Morgan and Trezevant Terrace due to recent staff or residents testing positive.  If the positivity rate goes above 15% we will suspend visitation to Independent Living.  The positivity rate is checked every Monday and the link can be found here:  https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/data/county-data-snapshot.html

 Independent Living: IL Visitation Policy

 Assisted Living: Due to a positive case, visitation is suspended at this time per direction from the Tennessee Department of Health.

Skilled Nursing: Due to a positive case, visitation is suspended at this time per direction from the Tennessee Department of Health.

 

Upcoming Holiday Information:

The CDC has information regarding the upcoming holidays.  It can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html

Independent Living:  The resident travel policy sent out on September 28, 2020, is still in effect.

Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing:  If a resident leaves the facility they must quarantine for 14 days upon return by order of the Tennessee Department of Health.  Please refer to the “Outside Holiday Gatherings” memo dated 11.2.2020.

Staff

We are testing all staff this week as a precaution after the Thanksgiving holiday to ensure that nobody infected is working.

We screen all staff to prevent exposing residents. Staff members are screened daily and are required to wear a mask anytime they are in public or around residents.  They are required to stay home if ill, especially with respiratory symptoms. Also, we require staff that travel to self-quarantine and then retest prior to returning to work.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this difficult time and determine how to best serve our community while maintaining our focus where it belongs: on our residents and dedicated staff.

For general questions about COVID-19, you can call the Shelby County Health Department at 1-833-943-1658 or the TN Department of Health at 1-877-857-2945.