Dear Families and Residents,
As you all are aware, Governor Abbott released Phase 1 of opening our facilities on August 6, 2020. This means setting a schedule to allow family members to conduct patio visits outdoors for a limited amount of time and continuing to follow COVID-19 precautions ie. completing the COVID-19 questionnaire, temperature checks, social distancing, wearing face mask and NO touching.
Due to New Haven being a Type B privately owned organization, we have the option to continue to restrict visitation until we feel it is safe for our residents.
I feel we have all worked so hard over the last several months to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and do not want to relax now on the situation. With schools starting back up this week, I feel we are at risk to see an increase in the spread of COVID-19.
I know you all are so eager to see your loved ones face to face without the barrier of a window, but I do not want all our hard work to go unnoticed as with the help of you I am happy to say we have only had COVID-19 in two of our nine facilities.
I will be attending an HHSC training session at the end of the week to review the new enhanced COVID-19 emergency rules for allowing limited visitation and the additional actions and implementations required to continue to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our Assisted Living Facilities.
I will update you all more after this training with the information I receive.
Thank you all in advance for your patience as I take the proper steps to ensure your loved ones continue to stay safe through this unforeseen pandemic.
Please feel free to email or call me for further questions.