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Campus-Wide COVID-19 Prevention Policies
- All members of the community (residents, team members, and visitors) are urged to get the COVID-19 vaccine if not already received. BRC is a designated vaccination site for residents and team members, offering the Moderna vaccine which requires two doses 28 days apart as well as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one dose. In addition, BRC has completed the certification to become a mass vaccination site so that we will be able to offer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine as well.
- Masks are required for everyone (residents, visitors, and team members) in indoor common spaces in non-healthcare settings (Houff Community Center, Administrative Center, dining venues, hallways, gathering spaces) AND for visitors and team members in all healthcare settings (Huffman Health Center, Assisted Living, Memory Support households, and Nursing Administration corridor), regardless of vaccination status.
- All team members are screened (including temperature checks) at the beginning of each shift.
- Non-vaccinated team members and private duty caregivers must wear KN-95 masks while indoors.
- All vaccinated team members in healthcare settings (Nursing Households, Assisted Living, Memory Support) must wear surgical masks while in common areas.
- Care packages and deliveries for Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Nursing Households may be left on the table in the vestibule of the Administrative Center at 302 N. Second Street.
- Dining venues in Maple Terrace are open for BRC Independent and Assisted Living residents and their guests (no more than six people per party).
- Fitness Center and Maple Grove Salon are open for BRC Independent Living residents. Members of the BRC Waitlist may also make appointments at Maple Grove Salon.
- Everyone is encouraged to continue practicing good COVID-19 prevention efforts by washing hands and using hand sanitizer regularly; maintain social distance of at least six feet from other people who may not be vaccinated; and avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
Information about guidelines for nursing homes in Virginia may be found here on the Virginia Department of Health website.
Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention at BRC
- Hand Hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred)
- Mask (covering mouth and nose)
- Physical Distancing (six feet between people), in accordance with the CDC guidance
- Instructional Signage throughout BRC
- Cleaning and disinfecting high frequency touched surfaces
- Effective cohorting of residents (dedicated COVID-19 area)
- Appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Resident, team member, and visitor testing as required
Guidelines for Visitors
Visitation is allowed for residents in all segments of the BRC community.
- Visitation among Nursing Households, Assisted Living, Memory Support, and Independent Living is open to all residents.
- Visitation from outside BRC is now open to all residents regardless of vaccination status, with no pre-scheduling required.
- Visitors who have a positive viral test for COVID-19, or currently meet the criteria for quarantine, should not enter our community.
- Guidance for hand hygiene, masking, physical distancing will be determined based on the Community Level Transmission rate.
- Larger gatherings on or off campus for residents will be evaluated based on Community Level Transmission rate.
- In Nursing Households, Assisted Living, and Memory Support:
- All visitors should be screened (health check questionnaire, including vaccination status/proof, and temperature check).
- Following the screening process, visitors should proceed directly to their designated area for their visit.
- If for any reason the visitor does not pass the screening process, the visit may be declined.
- Screening processes may require BRC to conduct a rapid test prior to visiting a resident.
- Visits will be conducted in a manner that adheres to Core Principals of COVID-19 Infection Prevention (see above) and that does not pose a risk to other residents.
- Non-compliance of guidance may result in discontinuing visitation.
- Compassionate care visits will always be allowed, unless there are rare circumstances that prohibit the visit.
- Visitors may be allowed to enter BRC during an outbreak investigation but will be informed of the potential risk(s) of visiting during this time.
- Residents may leave campus with family members but may require isolation/quarantine upon their return.
- Restroom facilities are provided for visitors in core areas.