Corona virus (COVID-19) Update
To Our Residents and Family Members:
We know some of you may be concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) being reported in the media and how it may impact us here at Oak Park Nursing and Rehabilitation. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern. At this time, we don’t have any cases in our center. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our building. However, we need your help in battling COVID-19. Below are some examples of how you can help protect the residents, as well as prevent the spread throughout the community.
At this time, we request that you do not visit the center if you have any symptoms of respiratory illness. Those symptoms include: cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose, and/or shortness of breath. We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways you might consider connecting with them. These may include telephone, email, text, or through Skype or Facebook.
Our center is following the recommendations of the CDC on prevention steps, including following strict handwashing procedures, and in many circumstances, wearing gowns and gloves when interacting with residents who are sick. We also are staying up-to-date with the CDC recommendations as they are updated. In addition, our center is in close contact with the local and state health departments and are following their guidance. We are posting signs on our entryway doors to notify visitors of the symptoms of COVID-19 and request that you not enter the building if you are experiencing these symptoms.
We will provide any routine updates via our Facebook page and website, and of course if the situation warrants, we will reach out to you directly with additional information.
For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease resource page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.