Notice to Residents Regarding Covid-19 Spread Prevention
July 15, 2020
To: Place Beausejour Residents
This notice is an update to the one sent on May 5th, 2020.
This update addresses changes to Visitation recommendations the Board has recently made, given the current state of the Covid 19 spread within Alberta and Alberta Government guidance for Senior Centers/Serving Organizations/Multi-Family dwellings reopening.
Effective July 18, 2020, the following changes to visitation into and within Place Beausejour are recommended.
Note, all of these changes are subject to the following conditions:
- Not entering or visiting within the building if you think you have been exposed to the Covid 19 virus or if you are exhibiting any symptoms of having the virus (Fever, new cough, new sore throat, runny nose etc)
- Adhering to Alberta Governments spread prevention measures: Personal Etiquette; Social Distancing (min. 6 Feet); washing hands; sanitizing hands and wearing masks which is now a must when visiting in common areas where social distancing cannot be guaranteed. (Read the posted Signs)
- Wipe down high touch points in your suite and in common areas you use after your visit with approved disinfectants that are certain to kill the virus
- Visitors to the building must register their date, time in/out, name and phone number and room they are visiting. This is required for contact tracing to assist with guideline adherence for rapid response capability
- Visitation duration is minimized since being inside has higher risk of exposure due to higher probability of sharing breathed air which increases with time shared within the same enclosed room
The Visitation Changes are:
Into the Building
- Residents can have family or friends visit them within their suites for a short time with the maximum number of people congregating such that 6 feet social distancing between all occupants can be achieved inside the suite
- Ideally, these visitors are part of your external social cohort or bubble
- Visitations should exclude having meals where contact sharing probability is highest
- Cleaning services required entry to clean suites in the least amount of time as possible
Within the Building
- Small groups of resident friends/relatives can congregate in designated gathering areas for a short period of time with the maximum number of people congregating such that 6 feet social distancing is maintained for the size of the gathering area
- Ideally, these people are part of your internal social cohort or bubble
- Visitations should exclude involving food or beverage sharing
Please, please remember that the virus can spread more easily indoors, so wearing your mask is a must in common areas as it will help mitigate this risk factor as will wiping down common touch points in your suite and in common areas that you use.
These changes will assist those who are feeling the effects of social isolation.
All other recommendations notified in the May 5th, March 13th, 2020 notices have not changed at this time as resident health and safety is still the highest priority.
The Board will continue to monitor this unprecedented situation as it pertains to Place Beausejour. If deemed necessary, more UPDATES to this and the previous recommendations will be communicated to you.
Thank you in advance for doing your part in striving to prevent the entry of the Covid-19 virus into our beloved Place Beausejour.
The Board will be calling residents to ensure that everyone understands these Visitation changes and answer any questions you may have. As we realize it is difficult to address all scenarios in a written notice such as this.