Dear family and friends of Castle Senior Living,
We cannot thank you enough for your perseverance and compassion during the Coronavirus pandemic. The past year has presented numerous challenges for all of us. We are happy to report no new cases of COVID-19 among residents or staff at this time.
Additionally, the vaccination process continues to be rolled out and the clinics have gone smoothly. The second dose of the vaccine has begun to be administered and we expect all of our consenting residents to be fully vaccinated by the end of March.
Finally, we are happy to announce that we will be allowing controlled indoor visits under our Safer Indoor Visitation Policy at each location, starting 14 days after the second Moderna vaccination clinic at each community. The full policy and procedures will be explained to visitors prior to their visit. Key takeaways of the Safer Indoor Visitation Policy include:
- Visitation must be suspended immediately if there is a suspected or confirmed outbreak at a community.
- Visitations must be scheduled in advance. We are asking families and visitors to please be patient and understanding when setting up visitation as we anticipate a large demand for indoor visits.
- All visitors must wear masks, allow staff to screen for COVID-19 symptoms, and follow the safety protocols.
- Different locations will reach their 14-day post-vaccine clinic date at different times, so the individual communities will reach out to their families with dates and instructions for when the indoor visitation can begin
- All communities will reach that benchmark by the end of March (barring any delays outside of our control).
- As always, we are still encouraging virtual visits and making exceptions for compassionate care visits.
COVID-19 cases are still high throughout the state, and with the presence and spread of the virus variants in the U.S., we ask everyone to be careful and remain vigilant. Please respect the safeguards that the CDC and the Department of Health have put in place to protect our residents from COVID-19.
The health and safety of our residents and staff remain our top priority. We will continue to be in communication with you as the situation evolves.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. Be well and stay safe.