Indoor Visitation Guidelines for Residents and Visitors
- Any visitor that chooses to visit has the potential to be exposed to SARS-CoV-2 in the facility. If you would like to speak to someone about your risk, please call 618-288-5014 and speak with the Infection Preventionist.
- Outdoor visits are strongly preferred to indoor visits regardless of vaccination status, weather permitting
- Visits must be scheduled with social services
- Visitors must check in with staff prior to their visit
- Indoor visits will be changed if the county positivity rate is >10% or the facility COVID status has changed
- Visitors, regardless of their vaccination status, should wear source control and physically distance from staff, other residents, or visitors that are not part of their group while not in your visitation area. Visitors must not roam throughout the building.
- While alone in the resident’s room or in the designated visitation area, the fully vaccinated resident and all their fully vaccinated visitors, the resident and their visitors can choose to have close contact including touch and NOT wear source control (masks) during the visit.
- When either the resident or any of their visitors and NOT fully vaccinated, the safest approach is for everyone to maintain physical distancing and to wear source control. However, if the resident is fully vaccinated, they can choose to have close contact (including touch) with their unvaccinated visitors while both continue to wear well-fitting source control.
- Hand sanitizer will be available for use- please use it
- No food or drinks in the visiting areas
- If visitors do not follow the visitation policy the visit will be terminated
- If visitors develop symptoms of COVID-19 within three days after visiting, they must notify the facility immediately.
Definition of fully vaccinated- the vaccination status of a person who is ≥ two weeks following the receipt of the second dose in a valid two-dose series, or ≥ two weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine