March 8, 2021
To Our Residents and Family Members:
We are now required to send this notice at least weekly, or when we have one new case confirmed, or we have 3 or more residents exhibiting respiratory symptoms within 72 hours, or if we have a confirmed death from COVID-19.
We do not have patients or residents that are COVID-19 positive currently. Our COVID-19 dedicated unit will remain in place, should the need arise again.
We have not had any employees test positive for COVID-19 since January 20th, 2021.
We are starting to test our employees once per week currently.
Pima County’s positivity rate has dropped to 5.19%.
New CDC guidelines released this am for activities that are deemed safe for vaccinated individuals, do not apply to our setting.
We have started scheduled visitation. CMS does recommend outdoor visits, though we will be able to accommodate a limited number of indoor visits as well in designated visitation areas. We would like you to present a negative COVID-19 test weekly, preferably within the past 48 hours of your visit. Please contact our reception desk to make an appointment for visitation. Reception desk is opened from 5:30am to 10:30pm every day. Anyone on quarantine will need to refrain from in person visitation until they are off quarantine.
Visitors will be required to wear a disposable medical grade mask that we provide for visitation. You may wear any mask that you would like over the mask that we provide you.
We also understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are also encouraged to continue to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or other social media formats. You can set up an appointment to do a video chat by contacting our Activity Department directly at (520) 352-3007.
Resident safety is our top priority. We are doing everything we can to ensure we stop the spread of COVID-19 within Santa Rita Nursing and Rehabilitation Center including staying in close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps.
Current mitigating actions also do include residents that are positive are moved to our COVID-19 specific unit. All new admissions into our center are also placed on isolation for 14 days, as well as tested during the admission process. Employees are using the required Personal Protective Equipment in all resident contact. Any resident leaving their room must wear a mask. We are also encouraging all employees and residents to get vaccinated with the COVID-19 Vaccine per the CDC’s recommendations.
We encourage you to call our center at (520) 625-0178 for updates on the status of your loved one.
We will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.
We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community.
We know this is a difficult time for everyone. We will continue to provide you with updates as they become available. Please know that we are strictly adhering to all directions from the local and state health department.
We know that you may have questions and we encourage you to contact our Center.
Chief Operating Officer
Santa Rita Nursing and Rehabilitation Center