Visitation & Building Protocol Covid Update

By 10th June, 2021 OLA Announcements, OLA News Comments Off

Dear OLA Community,

We wanted to take this opportunity to update you on some changes occurring at OLA effective Monday June 14, 2021.

Starting on Monday June 14, 2021, we will increase our number of allowed visitors in our scheduled outdoor and private visiting areas to 5. This can include children of all ages. Please note, all visitors age 2 and above will be required to wear a mask at all times. Pets are still prohibited at OLA. Visits in our A1 Auditorium will remain at 2 per resident to maintain proper social distancing.

Our 24-hour prescreening process will also conclude at this time. We ask that your family and friends continue to schedule visits and outings through Tiffany in an Activities so we can maintain all necessary information should contact tracing need to occur.  Tiffany can be reached at 815-553-0449. Compassionate visits will continue to be scheduled through our DON at 815-553-4128. These visits will continue to be limited to 2 visitors per person in the room. We will continue to accommodate larger families by allowing guests to wait outside and rotate through the family in groups of 2.

Overnight visits continue to be allowed, but if the resident is not vaccinated, self-isolation for 14 days upon return is required. Screening/Questioners and temperature checks will continue when entering OLA. Masks are required at ALL times while visiting OLA. This includes indoor and outdoor visitation. The facility staff will not release residents to anyone who approaches the facility without a mask on regardless of vaccination status. This is for the safety of our entire community, and we ask that everyone take this to heart.

Thank you.