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COVID-19 Precautions

Due to the ongoing adverse trends related to COVID, the entire state of Illinois is under Tier 3 Mitigation.  According to published guidance, mitigations will affect Village residents as follows:

  • Residents may continue to leave the campus.

  • Transportation to medical appointments and to the grocery store continues.

• Salon Services may continue to be open, however, services where a face covering cannot be worn (e.g. facials, beard trims) are suspended.

• Apartment meal delivery, carry-out and curbside service remain open, however indoor and outdoor dining venues are closed.

• The Wellness Center is open to residents only. Private use of the fitness center and/or the pool is available by reservation. Locker rooms are available to individuals but not to classes. Fitness classes, both land and water-based, are limited to 10 or fewer participants. Residents are required to wear a face covering at all times in the fitness center and at all times in the aquatic center except for when in the pool.

• Gatherings of residents are limited to groups of 10 or less.

  • Outdoor visits may continue, but only essential visitors are permitted indoors.

Outdoor Tent Visiting for Independent Living residents 
Outdoor visitors are permissible throughout the campus and do not require advance reservation except when using the visitation tents.  The tents have lights and heaters.  As a reminder, the heating units only takes the chill off.  Depending on the temperature, you’ll still need outerwear or a blanket to stay warm.  The tents are available • 7 days a week 9a-4p

 

To schedule a visit in the heated tent:

• Residents and family members should contact Kristina Lawhead during weekday business hours at klawhead@clark-lindsey.com – (preferred) or by calling (217) 239-6348

• Please call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule visits on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays.   Call by 4pm on Fridays to schedule visits on Saturdays, Sundays, or Mondays.

• For last minute visits:

o During the work week, please check with Kristina to see if the tent is available for that day.

o During the weekend, please check with the Employee Entrance screener (located off the Race Street parking lot).

 

Guidelines for the visitors:

• Only 2 visitors at a time, over the age of 10, may visit a resident or resident couple.

• Visitors should park in the Race Street parking spots marked with “Renewal parking signs” first, then other unmarked open spots.

• Visitors should wait in their cars until their scheduled time.

• At their scheduled time, visitor/s must enter the Employee Entrance to get screened prior to entering the tent.

Guidelines while in the tent:

• Please keep your masks on at all times.

• Please keep socially distanced during your visit (minimum six feet apart).

• Please no food or drink so you don’t have to remove your masks. 

• Please no pets.

• If needed, please turn heater on (directions are clearly marked). Please turn off heater when you leave to help save the life of the heater.

• Please open the flaps on opposite ends of the tent to provide required cross ventilation.

Visits may be canceled at any time for inclement weather for the safety of all. 

 

Quarantine Rules for Independent Living residents

A 14-day quarantine is required when a resident has a confirmed positive diagnosis of COVID-19, or new signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or when the resident occupies an apartment with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or displays COVID-like symptoms.  
 
• Residents who have been in close contact with someone (other than a co-occupant) who tests positive will have a minimum 10-day quarantine and should monitor symptoms through day 14.
 
• No quarantine is required for residents who have been in close contact with someone who is ill with COVID-19 symptoms, but should monitor symptoms through day 14.  If the close contact individual becomes positive the resident will then be quarantined for 10 days.  
 
• New residents moving to Clark-Lindsey’s independent living area of the campus will have a 7-day modified quarantine and monitor for symptoms through day 14.  The modified quarantine allows for the resident(s) to leave their apartment through the nearest exit and then return directly to their apartment.  Campus amenities such as the wellness center and library is available to the new resident after the 7-day period unless they test positive or shows COVID-like symptoms.  

• A resident who has an overnight hospital stay will be required to participate in a 10-day quarantine period.  At day 10 or after the resident has been symptom-free for 24 hours, the resident can elect to have a rapid test.  If the test is negative the quarantine will end.

• A resident who has an overnight stay elsewhere besides a hospital will be required to participate in a 7-day modified quarantine.

 

Minimum Safety Protocol Required for All Individuals
 

  • Maintain at least 6-8 feet separation from other individuals not within the same household.
    • All residents are required to wear a face covering (over the nose and mouth) while outside the home, unless eating or drinking. While a face covering is not required outdoors, it is recommended if feasible and tolerable. A cloth face covering is recommended in the presence of any other person not within the same household while indoors. 
    • Routine cleanliness and hand sanitation should be rigorously practiced.  Wash or disinfect hands upon leaving home and after any interaction with others or ‘high touch’ surfaces--even while practicing social distancing. Make sure to wash your hands upon your return home too.
    • Self-screen for any of the following symptoms of possible COVID-19 before leaving your home. If you experience any of the symptoms, stay home. If the symptoms are unusual for you, more severe than usual or worsening, stay home and contact the Resident Services through the front desk 217-344-2144:
  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or 2 degrees above your normal temp, known close contact with a person who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19

Should you have any questions, please contact Vice President of Health Services, Rikki Brady at rbrady@clark-lindsey.com. She will respond as soon as she is able. 

We will contact you if your loved one is suspected or diagnosed with COVID-19.  Updates will be provided weekly, or each subsequent time a confirmed infection of COVID-19 is identified and/or whenever three or more residents or staff members with new onset of respiratory symptoms occurs within 72 hours. 

What are we doing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19: 
We continue to restrict visitors to our campus.  All employees are screened prior to the start of their shift, and their temperature is being taken.  This process is repeated midway through their shift for those employees working 4 or more hours.  All residents in Meadowbrook and the Green House homes are having their vital signs checked approximately every 8 hours as well as their oxygen saturation level and are assessed for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19.  We continue to limit the number of residents in the dining room, and we continue to limit the number of residents in any one activity to 10 or less while maintaining social distancing.  Our residents are also being asked to wear a mask (which we provided) while staff are performing personal care, or when they are out of their rooms.  We have also significantly increased our disinfecting of surfaces, rooms, common spaces and high touch areas such as telephones and doorknobs.

We need your help in battling COVID-19. Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to learn how you can help prevent the spread in our community. www.cdc.gov