Covid-19 Protocol

 

February 25, 2021– This page will be updated as the situation changes.

Shelby County is seeing a decrease in the number of Covid cases and the county positivity rate.  This is an encouraging trend which we continue to monitor.

Senior Leadership is in the process of creating a Reopening Plan as the positivity rate in Shelby County declines coupled with an increased number of resident and staff receiving their Covid-19 vaccine.

The following is a summary of all positive cases reported at Trezevant:

 

Location Total # Residents # Residents Recovered Total # Staff # Staff Recovered # of Resident Deaths
Independent 10 10 25 25 0
Terrace 17 13 19 17 3
Allen Morgan 18 15 48 47 3

Vaccine

We have one more scheduled vaccine clinic.

March 12 Clinic – deadline is Noon March 5 to turn in consent form

You can pick up a consent form from Resident Services.

 

Dining Venues

Snowden Dining Room and The Bistro are scheduled to reopen March 1, 2021.  Seats will be 6 apart from other tables.  No guests are permitted to eat with residents at this time.  We will notify you when we open the dining venues for guest.

 

Happy Hour

Happy Hour will resume March 4, 2021 and capacity will be based on directives from the Shelby County Health Department.

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.

Visitation will reopen March 1st with guest being allowed to stay overnight in either the resident’s unit or one of the guest rooms.  They must complete a rapid test and have a negative result prior to going past the Manor screening desk.

Independent Living residents who are on hospice or palliative care, we are removing the age restriction so that any family member or friend is able to come and visit.

Assisted Living: Due to a positive case, visitation is suspended at this time per direction from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Skilled Nursing: Due to a positive case, visitation is suspended at this time per direction from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

 

Overnight visitation is scheduled to resume March 1, 2021.

1) Overnight guest are allowed in Independent Living.

  1. a) If the guest is staying in one of the Manor Guest Rooms they must have a negative Covid test. We can administer a rapid test when they arrive which is good for 3 days.  The guest may also bring a copy of a negative test with them if they one.
  2. b) If the guest is staying in one of the Cottages or Garden Homes then they do not need a Covid test as long as they do not enter the Independent Living building. If they need to enter then they will need a rapid test.
  3. For Independent Living residents who are on hospice or palliative care, we are removing the age restriction so that any family member or friend is able to come and visit.

 

Travel:

Trezevant has updated the Travel Policy which goes into effect March 1, 2021.

1) If you have received both vaccine shots:

  1. a) Travel by Plane, Bus, Boat, Car, or Train: You take a rapid test upon return and if the rapid test is negative you do not have to quarantine.  If the rapid test is positive you must take a PCR test and quarantine until those results are back.

2) If you have not taken both vaccine shots:

  1. a) Travel by Commercial Plane, Bus, Boat, or Train: You quarantine for 5 days in your home and then take a PCR test and continue to quarantine until results are back.
  2. b) Travel by private plane or car: You take a rapid test upon return and if the rapid test is negative you do not have to quarantine.  If the rapid test is positive you must take a PCR test and quarantine until those results are back.

Private Attendants:

All Private Attendants are required to have their badge on at all times and visible.  They are required to go through the G1 screening desk and receive their colored wrist band.  Currently they must test at the following frequency:

Independent Living – every 2 weeks

Assisted Living – every week

Nursing Home – twice per week

 

Staff

We test staff, vendors, contractors, and sitters on a consistent basis 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 travels 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.