COVID-19 Facility Update

COVID- 19 is a respiratory illness that is caused by a new strand of coronavirus first detected in Wuhan China. Many of the patients at the epicenter of the outbreak in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China had some link to a large seafood and live animal market, suggesting animal-to-person spread. The disease is now currently spreading person-to person via respiratory droplets. The disease has now spread to the US. The state of Texas currently has eleven confirmed cases that are contained and isolated at this time. The following symptoms of this disease are cough, fever, and shortness of breath. The virus can lie on any surface for 48-96 hours. It is important to be sure to disinfect all surfaces daily. This disease currently has no vaccine at this time, however there are measures you can take to ensure safety for yourself and others. The first step of defense is to wash your hands as frequently as possible for a minimum of twenty seconds with soap and water. The next step are to avoid close contact with people, avoid touching face, sty home when sick, and cover your cough. At the Legacy Campus we are taking extreme precautions to keep our residents and staff safe. Listed below are a few of the current plans we have in place:

• Posting at the entrance
• Designated personnel to assess each visitor
• Handwashing checkoffs
• Posting about COVID- 19 at time clock and in the breakroom
• COVID- 19 presentation for staff for education
• Care packages provided to staff containing (soap, sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, Lysol on the go spray, etc)
• Newsletters to the families
• Campus infection preventionist to speak at resident council meetings to update residents on COVID- 19

We are proud to announce we currently have zero cases of COVID- 19 on the Legacy Campus. In efforts to keep the campus COVID- 19 free, we need the help of the community as well. We are asking any visitors that think they may have been exposed to the virus to please refrain from visiting the campus until they have been evaluated by a phyciscian. We also ask that all visitors make use of the protection station at the entrance of the building. The Legacy Family appreciates all cooperation at this time as we continue to keep everyone safe.

– Shadana Gatlin, LVN, Infection Preventionist

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