November 23, 2020
Dear Residents, Family members and Legal Representatives,
We are committed to providing you with updated information on a regular basis. Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), is recommending that all nursing homes increase visitor restrictions for two more weeks. This recommendation is made in response to the increasing number of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 globally, and in Rhode Island, at the onset of the influenza respiratory illness season.
Unfortunately, in the last few weeks, COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have been increasing, prompting the Director to re-issue her strong recommendation that all nursing facilities transition back to Level 3 restrictions. We at Hebert Health Center have three team members and one resident that tested positive for COVID-19. We wish them all a safe and speedy recovery.
Visitation Level 3: No visitation allowed except under limited clinical circumstances such as compassionate care. Compassionate care includes, but is not limited to, end-of-life situations. Other case-by-case exceptions to these recommendations will be made with senior leadership involved in the decision making for any compassionate care or exception requests as necessary. As always, we continue to accommodate face time visits by appointment. Please contact Delores Medina, Activity Director to schedule a time at (401) 231-7016, ext. 520.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to me at (401) 231-7016, ext. 506.
Kerri Ann Cerra, RN, NHA