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Friday, April 1, 2022

 

Dear Residents, Families and Friends,

 

We are thankful that Parker Ridge residents and staff members have survived the coronavirus pandemic over the last 24 months. It is our continued position along with Maine CDC that vaccination against COVID-19 is the best way to keep our residents safe. As such, Parker Ridge will have a 2nd vaccination booster clinic soon in collaboration with the Blue Hill Community Pharmacy (details will be forthcoming).

 

Nancy Violette, R.N. (our Director of Health Services) and I feel it is time to announce the following relaxation of COVID-19 protocols:

 

Guidelines at Parker Ridge: Effective April 1st

Assisted Living & Residential Living Apartment Visitations – masking and physical distancing are not required once in the resident’s apartment; however, in the case of any unvaccinated visitor, it is suggested that both the resident and the visitor(s) wear a face covering or mask (covering both the nose and mouth) and maintain social distance.

  • Visitors must answer COVID-19 screening questions & temperature check at the visitor’s table inside the Lobby at the main entrance to Parker Inn. (We do not require visitors to show one’s CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to gain entrance for visitations).
  • Proceed directly to the resident’s apartment wearing a face mask (common areas are generally off limits).
  • Visitors may accompany a resident to certain Parker Ridge activities held in the Living Room or main Dining Room of Parker Inn (this applies to speaker or musical events only. Ask Alma if you have any questions).
  • Indoor visitations may occur 7 days per week only inside the resident’s apartment.
  • Assisted Living and Main Entrance doors to Parker Inn are locked nightly at approximately 8 p.m.
  • Overnight visitors in the Residential Living apartments are required to register at the Front Desk.
  • Guest Meals or Sunday Breakfast / Brunch may be requested for meal delivery to the resident’s apartment. A 24-hour reservation is required; meals are invoiced to the resident’s account.

 

PRCA Members – cottage residents are no longer required to check-in at the Visitor’s Table.

 

Outdoor Visitations on Campus – masking and physical distancing are not required;

however, in the case of any unvaccinated visitor, it is suggested that both the resident and the

visitor(s) wear a face covering or mask (covering both the nose and mouth) and maintain

social distance.

 

Off Campus Activities, Travel & Visitations – residents must be prepared to practice

pandemic precautions which include hand hygiene, wearing a face covering or mask

(covering both the nose and mouth) and maintain social distance as your activity requires by

state law, federal law, restaurant protocols, store requirements and/or common sense.

 

Optional Mask Wearing for Fully Vaccinated Residents and Staff Members – fully

vaccinated Parker Ridge residents and fully vaccinated staff members may choose to wear

(or not to wear) a face covering or mask in the common areas of Parker Inn. However, staff

members are REQUIRED to wear a face covering in the Parker Court common areas and

while giving personal care to any Residential Living or Assisted Living resident.

 

Resident (fully vaccinated) develops signs and symptoms of COVID-19 or reports close

contact to an individual with COVID-19 – resident must immediately notify the Registered

Nurse on duty by dialing 207-374-2913 (CNA desk). A nurse will come check on you and

make an assessment. Please stay in your apartment and await further instructions including

COVID-19 testing requirements.

 

*** Visitors must NOT enter Parker Inn if ***

• Visitor(s) have a positive viral test for COVID-19; or

• Visitor(s) have symptoms of COVID-19. Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 are like influenza

(flu) and include fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue;

muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny

nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea; or

• Visitor(s) currently meet the Maine CDC criteria for quarantine.

 

Timothy G. Chandler

Executive Director / Administrator

 

 

 

 

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