Covid-19 Protocol

September 12, 2022 – This page will be updated as the situation changes.

We continue to have positive cases on Trezevant’s campus.  We are testing all staff and private attendants routinely due to the continued high transmission rate in Shelby County.  The current positivity rate is 21.6% according to the Shelby County Health Department for the week ending 08/27/2022.

 

September 12 Daily Total Independent Living Terrace Allen Morgan
Residents 1 1 0 0
Staff 2 0 2 0

If you visit anyone at Trezevant and test positive afterwards, please contact us and provide who you visited and the date so we can monitor the resident(s) to ensure they are tested.  Please do not visit if you are sick, running a fever, sore throat, chills, sneezing, coughing, or feeling bad.

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 residents if they have been exposed to a Covid+ staff or another resident.

Vaccines and Boosters

The FDA has approved new boosters for Covid-19.  The new bivalent boosters still have additional approvals that need to be granted before they are available.  The current boosters are no longer authorized and available from Guardian Pharmacy.

We will update you when we have more information.

Masks

Masks are required by all staff in all public areas of the campus.

Masks are recommended for residents or guests in any of the Independent Living areas.

Masks are required in both healthcare buildings for non-healthcare residents (including IL residents coming over) 2+ years or older

Visitors to Trezevant

Visitation is open for all ages.  Please do not visit if you are running a fever, having any cough/congestion, runny nose, aches, chills, or stomach issues.

Independent Living:  Visitation is open to all ages and no screening is required.

Assisted Living & Memory Care: Visitation is open for all ages.  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 and Infection Control principles must be followed.

Testing:

CMS and CDC have aligned and use the term “up to date” for all staff who are eligible for a vaccine or booster dose.  Due to the high transmissibility rate in Shelby County, we are testing twice a week for the following individuals:

  • All unvaccinated staff
  • All partially vaccinated staff
  • All staff assigned to Allen Morgan who are less than 50 and have not had a booster.
  • All staff assigned to Allen Morgan who are 50+ years of age and have not had both boosters.

Screening:

We screen all staff, visitors, and contractors coming to Allen Morgan to prevent exposing residents.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate this pandemic and determine how to best serve the Trezevant 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.