Breaking News…. Breaking News… Breaking News…
June 17, 2021
Dear Edenton Resident, Family member and Staff:
Earlier this week Governor Hogan announced that Maryland’s State of Emergency will expire on July 1, 2021. The end to the state of emergency for Maryland will not impact any current procedures here at Edenton at this time. Edenton is still a healthcare provider required to follow CDC guidance and an employer obligated to adhere to OSHA regulations. OSHA issued new regulations last Thursday and we will let you know when either agency relaxes restrictions that apply to us. Edenton is obligated to continue to protect our Residents and staff members.
Edenton, as advised, will continue to follow our current procedures as guided by the Maryland Health Care Matters, the CDC and OSHA. Currently, the MD Health Care Matters are not set to expire until December 31, 2021.
With that said, the following still applies:
1. Masks – Residents, staff, visitors, venders, and volunteers (really anyone in our buildings) will wear an approved face covering or mask based upon your role or job.
a. If you are a visitor in a Resident room, vaccinated and the Resident agrees you can remove your mask.
b. Any unvaccinated person must always wear a mask!
c. If a family member or visitors are with a resident in a common area (indoors or outside) everyone must wear a mask.
d. No unvaccinated person can dine with, take a break with, or visit with someone here at Edenton without wearing a mask.
2. Screenings – Everyone will continue to be screened and temperature taken and information recorded.
a. Residents will be screened, and temperature taken each shift.
b. Staff will be screened, and temperatures taken at the start and end of each shift.
c. Visitors will be screened, and temperatures taken when entering the building.
d. No one should come to Edenton if you are not feeling well.
Please continue to protect your Resident and family members as you interact off Edenton’s campus. Public dining, entertainment spaces and family gathers could be areas of concern for our Residents. Practice good infection control guidance concerning mask wearing, social distancing and hand hygiene.
Thank you for your understanding as this information can be confusing when we hear it from various news sources. It is also not clearly stated who the information may apply to or not in some instances. There are various implementation dates that are different for some entities and communities. Please know that I continue to review this information regularly and stay on top of what changes could be implemented for Edenton’s Residents and staff.
As always, if I can answer any question or provide you with information, please reach out to me or another member of our team.