*NEW* EOHHS Guidance on celebrating Spring Holidays (4/1/2021)
Updated Visitation Guidance
Prevention Protocols Post-Vaccination from EOHHS (Updated February 23, 2020):
COVID-19 Vaccination Information (updated December 30, 2020)]
This has been a very difficult year with the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are pleased to share the FDA has found the COVID-19 vaccine to be safe and effective, and our facilities have begun to receive their vaccine doses.
We know that we must move swiftly. If we do not seize the opportunity to obtain the vaccine now, we may need to wait months for another chance.
We encourage all residents and staff to get the vaccine. To do so, we will need a signed consent form to administer the vaccine to your loved one and have begun distributing those. There will be no cost to get the vaccine and if you are the responsible party, we implore you to return the attached consent form quickly.
The vaccine has gone through testing and clinical trials to ensure it meets the highest safety standards. It is also safe for those that have already had the virus. The health and safety of our residents is always our top priority, and we are confident this vaccine is a much better option than the risk of getting COVID-19.
Please read the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) fact sheet and FAQ below, and contact us with any questions. Note that each contains a link to the most updated versions. We will continue to post resources on our website.
We are hopeful that the vaccine will be a lifesaving turning point in the fight against COVID-19. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. You may also visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines to learn more.
A Note on Visitation, (updated December 9, 2020)
As you know, we are now conducting routine COVID-19 testing on all staff. Per the latest guidance from the Department of Public Health, we are required to pause all indoor visits to a center when a center has any positive staff or residents. We are also required to place a hold on congregate activities or communal dining if our facility has any confirmed or suspected COVID cases in a resident or staff member. Approved visits and activities may resume when a center goes 14 days without any COVID cases. Please reach out to your center if you have any questions. You may also reach out to the Mass. Nursing Home Resource phone line at 617-660-5399 for information Monday-Friday 9-5.
We realize that pausing visits and activities is a great disappointment to everyone, and we will update you on the status of visits as soon as we have more information. We will continue to provide you daily updates to our COVID-19 numbers below.
Tips for Families
COVID-19 Report by Facility