To Our Residents and Family Members:
We know many of you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19 (the new coronavirus) and how it may impact us here at St. Camillus. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our first priority. At this time, we don’t have any cases in our community. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our building.
Out of the recommendations from the CDC, we will be restricting all visitors with the exception of family caregivers and visitors of hospice patients. These visitors will be actively screened upon entrance. We have posters on our entryway doors to notify visitors of this policy, including staff, who need to come into the building.
We understand that connecting with your loved ones is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways you might consider communicating with them. These may include telephone, email, text, video chat or social media.
Please make sure we have your most current, emergency contact information. We want to make sure we efficiently communicate with you should there be any new developments. Please reach out to Jane Wellenstein at 414-259-3788 with your updated contact information.
Residents, please help prevent the spread of infection by exercising proper hand washing hygiene as well as coughing and sneezing etiquette. We offer hand washing and alcohol-based hand sanitizer stations throughout the building, which you are encouraged to use. Please also avoid shaking hands and hugs with any individual. If you are experiencing a cough, fever, sore throat, runny nose, and/or shortness of breath, please call Lee Clay, Revitalize Wellness Nurse, immediately at 414-259-6300. Out of the respect for your neighbors, we ask that you stay in your apartment if you have symptoms and have meals delivered to your apartment. Meal delivery charges will be waived.
Our community is following the recommendations of the CDC on prevention steps, including following strict handwashing procedures, and in many circumstances, wearing gowns and gloves when interacting with residents who present symptoms. We also are staying up to date with the CDC recommendations as they may continue to change. In addition, St. Camillus is in close contact with the local and state health department, and we are following their guidance.
We will notify you if any residents or staff are diagnosed with COVID-19. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 414-259-6300.
For additional information, please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov.
Julie Leveritt, Administrator of Independent Living