Covid-19 Protocol

January 14, 2022 – This page will be updated as the situation changes.

We are starting to see a downward trend in the positivity rate which gives us hope that we have peaked.  As always, we continue to monitor and will adjust our policies as necessary to meet existing conditions both at Trezevant and Shelby County.

If you visit and test positive afterward, please contact us and provide who you visited and the date so we can monitor the resident(s) to ensure they are tested.

We test staff routinely, regardless of vaccination status, to ensure no asymptomatic employees are working.  The Wellness Clinic can test IL residents and the nursing staff of Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing monitor residents daily for any signs or symptoms of infection.

We test all impacted Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing residents if they have been exposed to a covid+ staff or resident.  We offer Independent Living residents testing if they have been exposed to a covid+ resident or staff.

We encourage everyone who has not been vaccinated or boosted to get the vaccine/booster.  Locations for vaccination sites can be found at this link:  COVID-19 Vaccine – Shelby Community

Currently, there are positive residents and staff in all areas of the campus.  These are all known cases, both Trezevant tested and those who tested positive elsewhere.  This number changes multiple times daily so it will be current as of the time it is updated.

  Total # Residents Positive Total # Staff Positive
Independent 5 9
Assisted Living 6 2
Skilled Nursing 11 6

Vaccines and Boosters

Vaccines are mandatory for all staff and private companions.  Trezevant employees may ask for a religious or medical exemption.  All non-employees do not have that option.

 Dining

Due to the current positivity rate in Shelby County and the prevalence of the Omicron variant we are not allowing any guest in the any of our dining venues.

The Bistro will be open from 4p-7p Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday for drink service only.  Complimentary snacks will be available.

The Burns Dinner is postponed to a later date.

 Gatherings

All gatherings are now limited based on the location and event.

Happy Hour is limited to 25 individuals and drinks are self-serve.

All performers are required to be fully vaccinated and have a rapid test prior to their performance.

 Mask

Masks are required for staff, residents, and guests in all common areas of the campus including both healthcare buildings.  Failure to wear a mask may result in the person being removed from the campus.

Visitors to Trezevant

Masks are required for all visitors 2 years and older.  Please do not visit if you are running a fever, having any cough/congestion, runny nose, aches, chills, or stomach issues.

There are positive cases in all areas of Trezevant.  By continuing to visit you understand and accept all liability if you become Covid-19 positive.

Independent Living:  Visitation is open to all ages. Masks must be worn in the common areas and only removed when you get inside the resident’s room.

Assisted Living: Visitation is open for all ages.  Screening is required and masks must be worn in all common areas of the building.  Infection Control principles must be followed.

Skilled Nursing:  Visitation is open for all ages.  Screening is required and masks must be worn in all common areas of the building.  Infection Control principles must be followed.

Testing:

All unvaccinated staff test twice a week, and all vaccinated individuals test monthly or more frequently depending on the current environment.

Screening:

We screen all staff and contractors coming to healthcare to prevent exposing residents. Individuals 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.

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.