Tests All Negative
August 12, 2020.
AHCC is pleased to report that all COVID-19 tests on residents and staff are negative at this time. That means that we are again allowing family outdoor visitation by appointment on a limited basis.
The coronavirus pandemic presents us with a challenge, unlike anything we’ve seen in our lifetimes. At AHCC, we follow CDC guidelines, work with medical professionals, and regularly look for ways to keep our patients and staff safe.
To meet current nursing home guidelines from the Wyoming Department of Health, we must require that all visitors to AHCC cover their nose and mouth for the duration of outside visits.
Current Public Health Orders for Nursing Homes
These are the current (as of Aug 11, 2020) guidelines that we must abide by:
• Residents suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 cannot be visited
• All visitors will be screened before outside visitation
• A staff member must remain with the resident at all times during the visit
• No more than 2 visitors at a time
• Staff will wear masks during visits
• All visitors must wear a face covering for the duration of the visit
o (These masks can have a transparent section at the mouth area for easier communication if family members prefer)
Resident Safety is Our Priority
At AHCC, our highest priority is the protection of our residents. Face coverings are proven to reduce viral spread. This is a protective measure for not only your family member, but for all of the residents in the facility, because we know that COVID-19 spreads easily and can be deadly among nursing home residents. In light of this information, if any resident or visitor’s nose and mouth are not covered during the entirety of their family visit, the visit will be immediately concluded and rescheduled to a time when all will be able to wear face coverings.
If there is a silver lining to this pandemic it’s that we’re in this together. We have been encouraged by the amazing community support for our vulnerable residents, and for our staff members who work so hard each day to keep them safe and healthy. Thank you for making a difference.
Stay safe and healthy,
Brenda Gorm, RN
Amie Holt Care Center Director
Sean McCallister, CEO
Johnson County Healthcare Center