There are many lessons to be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, this is not a situation with a defined end date. Face masks, social distancing, and hand hygiene are all part of our daily routine and will be for the indefinite future. Here are some of the things to expect when coming to a Wingate community as a resident or visitor:
- All communities require a brief screening upon entrance for all individuals and proper PPE to be worn (face masks).
- In assisted living or independent living communities, quarantine measures are not necessary if new residents are fully vaccinated. New residents, who have not received both vaccines, entering our assisted living or independent living communities are asked to self-quarantine in their apartment for the first 14 days.
- In skilled nursing or long-term care communities new guidance allows fully vaccinated residents who visit the hospital and return to the community to no longer require quarantine. For those residents who are not fully vaccinated, they are quarantined for 14 days in private rooms on special units upon return from hospital visits.
As states continue their reopening phases, we will follow their guidance regarding visitation:
Massachusetts – Massachusetts has eased visitation restrictions for senior living and skilled nursing facilities. Indoor and outdoor visitation is permitted in some communities. In room visitation is dependent on the vaccination status of both parties. Please call your community directly for a current update and visitation guidelines.
Rhode Island –Rhode Island has eased visitation restrictions for assisted living residences. Indoor in-person visitation is permitted at this time. Please refer to RIDOH guidance effective March 16th 2021.
New York – Click here to view the Visitation Plan Overview for New York Wingate Skilled Nursing Facilities
Additional Federal and State Resources Regarding COVID-19: