February 19, 2021
RE: COVID-19 Outbreak Update
Dearest families and friends,
I am happy to inform you all that Camarillo Healthcare Center is officially out of “outbreak”. In light of this, we are getting back to communal dining, rehab in the gym, use of common spaces, communal activities, and visitation! Having said this, we are still working closely with our local health department and these guidelines can change at any time. Our current county positivity rates are declining each week, so we anticipate that this trend will continue help keep another outbreak at bay. Our staff will continue to be tested at least once per week until the foreseeable future.
Like before, we can accommodate outdoor visitation with use of indoor visits under certain circumstances. Our activities department will be scheduling these visits again with some differences. We will be scheduling 20 minute outdoor sessions M-F from 2-4pm, but only TWO people at a time instead of four as before. We received a lot of feedback on the noise and difficulty with good communication with so many folks in the same space. We want you to be able to make the most of your visits with your loved one. The indoor visits can be accommodated for specific circumstances such as “end-of-life”, bad weather, smoke from wildfires, or a specific caregiver-related need, etc. These will be taken case by case.
Those of you who have used the FaceTime and Zoom communication are encouraged to utilize the in-person, scheduled visits instead. Our staff will be shifting their focus to in-person visits and communal activities. Of course, there are always exceptions to this such as accommodating a resident who cannot tolerate getting up from bed.
Our vaccines clinics are officially done! All those who wanted it, were vaccinated. Ventura County has a solution so that new residents can still get vaccinated. We are excited that they have provided this great option to us. Again, thank you all for your love and support despite the challenges. Our hearts and prayers are with those who have experienced loss. Thank you for all you do!