[Updated: March 14, 2020 | Published: March 14, 2020]
As you may have already heard, the Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has ordered Friendship Village of Dublin to restrict access to nursing home and “like facilities” including assisted living for those categorized as non-essential providers of healthcare. In order to comply with this statewide mandate, Friendship Village of Dublin has suspended all visitation to the Health Center and Waterford Place, effective March 14, 2020.
As diagnostic testing becomes more available, we anticipate an increasing number of identified cases in the local community. With continued monitoring of statewide and national guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the decision to restrict all visitors from entering the community will be in effect as of 4:00 p.m., Saturday March 14.
Friendship Village of Dublin continues to engage in proactive planning and preparation measures to ensure community safety and welfare. We first ask that you focus on self-care and personal wellness. Please consider the following directives to support reduction in community risk:
- FVD has employed deliberate efforts of separating staff groups to primary, assigned work stations. We are asking that independent residents, similarly, remain in their general areas of residence and reduce frequenting of common spaces.
- Please utilize the practice of social distancing, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines social distancing as “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible”.
- Discontinue nonessential tasks immediately (ie: running errands—hair appointments, drug store, grocery store, family outings).
Your cooperation is appreciated. We are in this together!
If you suspect or are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, the following measures should be followed:
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough and fatigue. Other symptoms may include muscle pain, and shortness of breath. Less common symptoms include vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness and nausea. In the event that a resident presents signs or symptoms of COVID-19, the immediate action measures listed below will be closely followed.
If you are experiencing symptoms, then:
- Do not leave your apartment. If you have a spouse or significant other that is living in the same apartment, neither of you are to leave the apartment.
- Seek medical advice by calling your physician. If your physician is not available, call 911.
- Do not go to the onsite COPC physician clinic.
- Please notify Health Services Administrator, Jessica Rieker, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 614.734.2133.