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Letter from the Administrator

Dear Friends and Family,

The flu season is officially upon us. This year with the inclusion of the COVID- 19 Pandemic, we are significantly challenged to ensure that we take a moment to share the procedures that we will be using to protect our residents, staff and visitors. Each year nearly 80,000 people die from vaccine- preventable influenza and pneumonia in the united despite the availability of effective vaccines. Some 50- 80% of these deaths, most of which occur in persons 65 years of age- could be prevented with timely and widespread vaccination. You can protect your loved ones from flu and pneumonia by making sure you are immunized each year. An influenza will protect you from getting flu and will prevent you from passing this serious illness to our most vulnerable residents. Getting immunized against influenza demonstrates your commitment to preserving the health of your loved one. We ask your support in our efforts by postponing your visit by at least 10 days if you are exhibiting any symptoms of any respiratory infections including but not limited to Cold, Flu or COVID-19. This year prior to your visits, there are special screening requirements as well as different visitation methods which will be provided in a separate communication. Please ensure that you comply with the screening process, any testing requirements and have appropriate facemasks if you are allowed an indoor visit. If the personal face covering you bring does not meet the approval of the facility standards, you will be provided a surgical mask in order to conduct your visit. The mask must be worn over your nose and mouth at all times during your visit. You will also be required to sanitize your hands before, after and possibly during your visit. This requirement is non- negotiable as it is protection for our residents as well as the community. Ask your employer, health plan, family physician, or pharmacist about getting a flu shot. It’s the right thing to do!

Sincerely,

Legacy Campus Administrator

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