Any visitors who have a fever and/or other respiratory symptoms, who have been around others who are ill, or who have been around others within the last 2 weeks who have since developed respiratory symptoms and/or fever, we ask that you reschedule your visit for a later date.
It has been several years since Fairview Haven has required a facility-wide quarantine, and several infection control practices are in place. We have an Infection Preventionist nurse on staff, Cindy Keeley LPN, who continuously monitors active infections of any kind, and strategizes ways to mitigate further infection. Training is provided to all team members on infection control protocols. We are monitoring incoming information from the local Health Department, working with our nursing team and Medical Director, and plan to activate additional infection control protocols as they become necessary.
Coronavirus, like the flu, is spread through respiratory droplets. These droplets are distributed through coughing, sneezing, exhaling, etc and land either directly onto the respiratory mucosa of nearby people, or land on a surface to be picked up by the next person to touch the contaminated surface. Your best defense is frequent hand hygiene, with soap and water or alcohol-based rub, and avoid touching your mouth and nose. Stay several feet away from individuals who are coughing and sneezing.
Again, if you are sick, we cannot emphasize enough the need for you to forego your visit to Fairview Haven. If you are interested in more information regarding the coronavirus, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html