Message from the President and CEO…
We are working hard to ensure our campus follows best practices for the prevention of infectious diseases, including coronavirus or COVID-19. We want to assure you that Kavod is very aware of this matter and will continue to monitor its development to keep your loved one(s) as safe and protected as possible. We are reviewing information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) routinely for the most up-to-date information.
Listed below are our latest protocols on campus. We ask for your help in keeping your family member safe while also reducing any anxiety or worry around this issue. We appreciate your care and consideration for everyone who lives under our roof.
FOR YOU AND ALL VISITORS
DO NOT enter our campus if:
1. You have signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as a fever, cough or sore throat;
2. You have recently traveled to places that are at high risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus OR
3. You have had contact with someone with or under investigation for COVID–19
If able to safely visit, sanitize your hands immediately when entering the campus and often during your stay. There are sanitizers in every lobby and restrooms available for handwashing.
GENERAL NEW PROTOCOLS
1. We are installing infection prevention stations in all three lobbies, outside the Shul classroom and in the Health and Wellness Center.
2. Our facilities department has upgraded its cleaning materials and implemented enhanced cleaning practices, including van sanitation.
1. We are cancelling all activities that include groups of outside visitors.
2. We are cancelling all non-essential outside trips. We will continue trips to grocery stores or to places that are essential to residents’ basic needs.
3. Activities that involve an instructor or health provider will continue as normal. All outsiders will receive a letter advising them on health best practices before coming on campus. If an instructor poses any risk, we will cancel that activity. Residents will receive notices on dining room tables, lobbies and posters outside of rooms.
For residents in Independent Living:
1. If residents prefer not to eat in the dining room, they may come pick up a meal. We will waive the pick-up fee starting Thursday, March 12 until further notice.
2. Meal delivery is still an option; normal fees and protocol apply.
3. If a staff member sees a resident who shows signs of sickness, that resident will be asked to leave the dining room and his/her meal will be brought to the apartment.
4. Seating at dining room tables are spaced further apart to avoid close contact between residents.
For residents in Assisted Living:
1. If residents prefer not to eat in the dining room, we will deliver their meals to their rooms starting Thursday, March 12 until further notice.
2. If a staff member sees a resident who shows signs of sickness, the resident will be asked to leave the dining room and his/her meal will be brought to the apartment.
We are privileged that your loved one calls Kavod Senior Life their home. We are here to serve all residents to the best of our ability. Our hope is to work together for the safety and optimal health of anyone who crosses our path.
Thank you. For questions, please contact Kavod at the front desk and they will direct your call to the appropriate person.
Michael Klein, President/CEO