TCU

COVID-19 Prevention Strategies

The following is a list of mitigation strategies that we have implemented at the recommendation and guidance of the federal government and the Pennsylvania Department of Health regarding the Covid-19 pandemic:

  • Monitoring of residents twice daily for temperature elevation or changes in pulse oximetry readings
  • Visitor Restriction
  • Social Distancing
  • In-room Dining
  • Virtual Activities/Communication with Residents and Family Members
  • Employee/Essential Non-Employee Screening through Main Entrance (screening includes questions, temperature recording, administering proper personal protective equipment and the directive to wash hands prior to entrance)
  • Masking for residents when they leave their rooms for any reason
  • Creation of a Covid-19 Isolation unit/observation unit for any Covid-19 resident
  • Fit-testing of N-95 masks
  • N-95 masks/isolation gowns, gloves and face shields for use with Covid-19 residents
  • Proper Personal Protective Equipment for use with non-Covid residents. (Includes surgical masks)
  • Sanitizing high touch surfaces in the building twice daily
  • In-servicing of all departments on the proper donning and doffing of personal protective equipment and proper hand hygiene technique
  • Proactive testing of all residents and employees for Covid-19
  • Pre-employment screening now to include testing for Covid-19 prior to start date
  • All admissions to facility must be tested 48 hours prior to admission for Covid-19
  • ABHR dispensers are available at the entrance, the hallways and each resident room
  • Monitoring employee callouts for any respiratory symptoms/fever that may require testing for the virus and follow up with Occupational Health at Holy Redeemer