COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Precautions taken for the safety of Claremont residents due to COVID-19. 

August 16th, 2021

  • 1st Floor and C Wing are considered a Yellow Zone (resident exposed and quarantined for 14 days while monitoring symptoms)
  • N-95’s and face shields will be worn on these units as source control. Staff will be issued each day at least one N95 which should at maximum be worn for one day and then discarded. Staff will use gowns as single use. (if soiled, ill-fitting or needs replaced, see Charge Nurse for replacement) No reuse or wearing the gown room to room.  Face shields are reusable and should cleaned and stored in paper bags upon leaving facility.  (PPE staging areas:  HACC training room, Transitions Dining, HH beauty shop)
  • HH is Green Zone
  • Indoor Visitation is PAUSED facility wide.  EXCEPT for Compassionate Caregivers
  • Outdoor visitation may occur for HH as long as the visitor is notified of the outbreak, and the risk to their own health

August 27, 2020

Current COVID safety interventions include:  

*Temperatures checks twice daily for residents, for staff upon entering and leaving the building as well as  screening for signs of Virus symptoms.  Staff maintain proper hand hygiene upon entering the building.      Universal masking is required for all employees and residents.  Staff wear required face shields when provide  direct care.  Staff also wear gowns when feeding a resident, and PPE in accordance with Transmission based precautions- per CDC guidance.

 * Residents continue to be encouraged to wear a mask when out of the room, socially distance and perform hand hygiene as needed.  Residents will follow the re-opening plan for guidance regarding group activities, dining and visitation

August 17, 2020

Outdoor visitation available by appointment only. All visitors must social distance, wear a mask, and have their temperature taken.

July 6, 2020

We have expanded PPE use and are now requiring all staff to wear face shields in addition to the face masks throughout the building. (it was previously only required when within 6ft. of a resident). 

June 30, 2020

Surgical or isolation mask is required by anyone in the facility. 

May 28, 2020

With the assistance of the Pennsylvania National Guard, universal COVID-19 testing of all residents and employees was conducted with all returning negative.

March 14, 2020

All communal dining and all group activities were canceled; in addition our staff screened our residents and staff for fever and respiratory symptoms.

March 13, 2020

The facility closed to visitors.

March 12, 2020

Visitation was restricted to the main entrance and all visitors were screened with a temperature check and COVID-19 exposure questions.

March 11, 2020

In accordance with CMS guidance released to nursing care facilities nationwide, Claremont discouraged visits to the facility until further notice.

March 6, 2020

All families who were ill were asked not to visit their relatives at the facility.