Covid-19 Protocol

All unvaccinated November 26, 2021 – This page will be updated as the situation changes.

Current county positivity rates are staying flat in the 3.5 – 4% range.  We continue to monitor and will adjust our policies as necessary to meet existing conditions both at Trezevant and Shelby County.

Trezevant has 90.88% of staff receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine.  All unvaccinated staff has been vetted for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.

One Independent Living resident and one Independent Living staff have tested positive recently.  We will be offering free rapid test to all independent living residents’ today (11/26) from 2p-4p in our Snowden Gallery.

We are regularly testing staff regardless of vaccination status to ensure no asymptomatic employees are working.

We encourage everyone who has not been vaccinated to get the vaccine.  Locations for vaccination sites can be found at this link:  Memphis COVID-19 Updates – Memphis COVID-19 Updates (memphistn.gov)

 

Location Total # Residents # Residents Recovered Total # Staff # Staff Recovered # of Resident Deaths
Independent 11 10 29 28 0
Terrace 17 13 26 26 4
Allen Morgan 24 21 53 53 3

 

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.

Locations for vaccines can be found here:  https://covid19.memphistn.gov

 We have completed one booster clinic with 268 booster doses given.  Our next clinic is November 29, 2021.

Dining

Due to limitations with capacity and ensure we follow Infection Control principles; we are limiting Christmas reservations to 2 guest per resident.  You can have a meal delivered to your room if you wish for your family to eat together.  Please contact Jasmine Curry in the Dining Services office.

 Masks

Masks are recommended for everyone in all common areas of the Independent Living buildings and required in both healthcare buildings.  Failure to wear a mask may result in the person being removed from the campus.

Visitors to Trezevant

Due to the positivity rate in Shelby County, we implemented the following changes to our visitation:

Independent Living:  Visitation is open to all ages.

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

Testing:

individuals test weekly, and all vaccinated individuals test monthly.

Unvaccinated test times/locations:

Sunday:  Day shift see Terrace receptionist, Night shift see Allen Morgan receptionist

Monday:  Day and Evening shift go to the Terrace Administrative Office.  Night Shift see Allen Morgan’s receptionist

Tuesday:  Go to Terrace Administrative Office

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.