At Brookmeade Community resident safety is a top priority. Every resident and family should have a clean, safe living environment. We agree that the spread of this novel virus is a critical issue that requires attention. Our goal is to try and keep the virus out. Brookmeade Community is in close contact with our local and state health departments, as well as the CDC, to stay up to date on the information to prevent and manage the spread of Coronavirus.
At this time we have asked non-essential visitors, including family members, contractors, and volunteers to avoid visiting our facility for the time being in order to be proactive and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Loved ones can communicate with residents by using video chat, calling, texting or social media and staff will work with families on how best to connect. Our population at Brookmeade is particularly vulnerable to this virus and we appreciate the assistance in ensuring our residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment.
We have reviewed and updated our infection prevention and control plans and our emergency communication plan. We have also reinforced protocols, already in place before COVID, to our staff that anyone who is sick to stay home.
We are following the recommended infection prevention procedures used during the flu season: handwashing, using alcohol-based hand sanitizers, covering coughs, and disinfecting the environment.