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The Christian Village prepares for possible cases of Coronavirus

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[March 13, 2020]  The Christian Village located in Lincoln, is actively preparing for possible cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Much about the virus is still unknown, but we do know that the population we serve – older persons with underlying medical conditions – are at greater risk for the most serious forms of infection associated with this new disease.

“The health and wellness of our residents and the caregiving associates who support them is our number one priority,” said Michael Rabuka, Administrator. “We are staying abreast of the latest information from the state’s Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and we are working with state and local public health and emergency preparedness officials to strengthen our preparation for a possible outbreak of Coronavirus.”

Based upon revised recommendations of the CDC, The Christian Village will limit visitors into our community to combat the spread of the disease and protect the health and welfare of our residents. No visitor under the age of 18 will be allowed.

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“We encourage loved ones to communicate with our residents in ways, other than in-person visits, such as video chat, telephone, or social media,” said Rabuka. “These precautions are vital to helping us avoid and minimize the possible spread of this virus.” Also, associates will be screened at the beginning of every shift.

The Christian Village is also educating our associates and residents and families on symptom awareness for COVID-19 and infection control best practices and have clear protocols for staff to stay home and not come to work if they are ill or symptomatic.

Detailed and specific plans are already in place for a wide range of emergencies and are being updated and evaluated as new information becomes available.

As we navigate this challenge, we remain focused on providing exceptional care and services for our residents.

[Janell Woolard
Community Liaison]

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