Dear Residents, Families and Friends of Premier:
We hope this finds you all healthy and well.
As you know, nationally, we have been experiencing a record number of positive COVID cases daily. Unfortunately, New Hampshire is not an exception, with cases continuing to climb at an alarming rate. With the upcoming holiday season, which inherently brings people and families together, we need to continue to educate staff and remind families on the collaborative efforts it takes to minimize the risk of re-entry of this virus into our community.
As a facility, we continue to be vigilant with our efforts to keep this virus at bay. In addition to daily health screening of employees, we continue to educate staff on preventative measures, i.e. hand hygiene, social distancing, proper PPE use, and social accountability. Our current regulatory requirement is to test all staff monthly and 10% of employees every week between the monthly testing (based on the county positivity rate).
All residents continue to be screened daily for signs/symptoms of COVID. In addition, all new and returning residents are placed under a 14-day quarantine with frequent monitoring. Due to the increase in state positivity rates, the State of New Hampshire has reinstituted travel restrictions and quarantine requirements when entering or leaving the state. All individuals who enter/re-enter the state, unless for essential purposes, will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days following the last date of any high-risk travel, which includes travel internationally (including to/from Canada); on a cruise ship; or domestically outside of the New England states of Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, or Rhode Island for nonessential purposes. https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/cdcs/covid19/documents/travel-guidance.pdf
We have been fortunate to be able to allow indoor visitation to this point, however this may be subject to change in the very near future, depending on county positivity rates, enhanced risk to residents and facility status.
It takes everyone’s effort to slow the spread of the virus. “COVID doesn’t move, people move COVID.”
We thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.
Premier Rehab and Healthcare