Vienna - Armstrong Independent Senior Living
Vienna-Armstrong Independent Senior Living Communities and their dedicated staff remain very much aware and sensitive to the anxiety and concern this ongoing Coronavirus pandemic is creating in our hearts, in our homes and in our communities. From the onset of this pandemic, we have been diligently monitoring the COVID-19 directives and guidelines posted by the National Center of Disease Control (CDC), New York and all local health departments to implement best practices to keep our beloved residents safe, healthy and connected to their families and friends while maintaining the same warm, caring and loving community spirit. To date, and to the best of our knowledge, we have been blessed that none of our residents have been infected with the virus.
To protect our Communities from pandemic exposure, we have significantly restricted access to the Community. Until recently only personnel deemed essential for the health and well-being of our residents are allowed access to the Community and must follow strict screening procedures prior to each entry. Essential individuals include, community staff, medical providers, EMTs, physical and occupational therapists whose services are necessary for the delivery of quality care and services to each of our residents. Now, with the Governor’s and the Department of Health’s directives, with very specific qualifiers and following the same access screening required of all essential personnel, immediate family members can also visit their loved ones.
Our Community access screening procedure includes:
- Taking the temperature of essential personnel and it must be below 100o F
- Evaluating recent social activity and any travel history for increased risks of exposure
- Reviewing present health status for any symptoms of viral respiratory infection
Essential personnel who do not pass all aspects of the screening process will be denied access to the Community. All essential personnel in the building are required to wear facemasks while in the building. At the beginning of their shifts, staff will be screened for temperature and respiratory infection symptoms.