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COVID-19 Precautions & Resources

The Village - Independent Living

Due to the ongoing adverse trends related to COVID, the entire state of Illinois is under Tier 3 Mitigation.  According to published guidance, mitigations will affect Village residents as follows:

  • Residents may continue to leave the campus.
  • Transportation to medical appointments and to the grocery store continues.

• Salon Services may continue to be open, however, services where a face covering cannot be worn (e.g. facials, beard trims) are suspended.

• Apartment meal delivery, carry-out and curbside service remain open, however indoor and outdoor dining venues are closed.

• The Wellness Center, including the pool, remains open however, users are required to wear face coverings at all times. Reservations are required.  Locker rooms are closed.  And we will continue to suspend indoor group fitness classes.  The pool remains open and requires advance reservation.

• Gatherings are limited to in-home and household members only. 

  • Outdoor visits may continue, but only essential visitors are permitted indoors.

 

Outdoor Tent Visiting for Independent Living residents 
Outdoor visitors are permissible throughout the campus and do not require advance reservation except when using the visitation tents.  The tents have lights and heaters.  As a reminder, the heating units only takes the chill off.  Depending on the temperature, you’ll still need outerwear or a blanket to stay warm.  The tents are available • 7 days a week 9a-4p

 

To schedule a visit in the heated tent:

• Residents and family members should contact Kristina Lawhead during weekday business hours at klawhead@clark-lindsey.com – (preferred) or by calling (217) 239-6348

• Please call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule visits on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays.   Call by 4pm on Fridays to schedule visits on Saturdays, Sundays, or Mondays.

• For last minute visits:

o During the work week, please check with Kristina to see if the tent is available for that day.

o During the weekend, please check with the Employee Entrance screener (located off the Race Street parking lot).

 

Guidelines for the visitors:

• Only 2 visitors at a time, over the age of 10, may visit a resident or resident couple.

• Visitors should park in the Race Street parking spots marked with “Renewal parking signs” first, then other unmarked open spots.

• Visitors should wait in their cars until their scheduled time.

• At their scheduled time, visitor/s must enter the Employee Entrance to get screened prior to entering the tent.

Guidelines while in the tent:

• Please keep your masks on at all times.

• Please keep socially distanced during your visit (minimum six feet apart).

• Please no food or drink so you don’t have to remove your masks. 

• Please no pets.

• If needed, please turn heater on (directions are clearly marked). Please turn off heater when you leave to help save the life of the heater.

• Please open the flaps on opposite ends of the tent to provide required cross ventilation.

Visits may be canceled at any time for inclement weather for the safety of all. 

 

Quarantine Rules for Independent Living residents
A quarantine is required when a resident has new signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or when there is a confirmed positive diagnosis of COVID-19, or when the resident has had possible exposure to COVID-19.  The current rule that an overnight stay off the Clark-Lindsey campus automatically triggers a 14-day quarantine is to protect the Clark-Lindsey community from “possible exposure.”

 

  • Our standard quarantine rule requires you to stay in your apartment for 14 days after an overnight absence from your apartment.  During this Standard Quarantine period, you may only leave your apartment to go to or return from a medical appointment. 

 

  • The Modified Quarantine, which is also 14 days, allows for you to leave your apartment to go to the nearest exit of the building and then return directly to your apartment via the most direct path.  While you aren’t permitted to use the fitness center, pool, library or other commons space or participate in on-campus group activities during the Modified Quarantine period, you can leave the building to pick up prescriptions, conduct banking, or even just get outside for a walk around the grounds.  

 

  • The Standard Quarantine will still be required following an overnight hospital stay or whenever you cannot answer “no” to any of the screening questions.

 

Minimum Safety Protocol Required for All Individuals
 

  • Maintain at least 6-8 feet separation from other individuals not within the same household.
    • All residents are required to wear a face covering (over the nose and mouth) while outside the home, unless eating or drinking. While a face covering is not required outdoors, it is recommended if feasible and tolerable. A cloth face covering is recommended in the presence of any other person not within the same household while indoors. 
    • Routine cleanliness and hand sanitation should be rigorously practiced.  Wash or disinfect hands upon leaving home and after any interaction with others or ‘high touch’ surfaces--even while practicing social distancing. Make sure to wash your hands upon your return home too.
    • Self-screen for any of the following symptoms of possible COVID-19 before leaving your home. If you experience any of the symptoms, stay home. If the symptoms are unusual for you, more severe than usual or worsening, stay home and contact the Resident Services through the front desk 217-344-2144:
  • Cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or 2 degrees above your normal temp, known close contact with a person who is suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19

 

 

Meadowbrook Health Center and the Green House Homes

  • Meadowbrook Health Center and Green House Homes are currently observing IDPH restrictions described under Reopening Plans - Phase 3.  Additionally, all long-term care facilities in Champaign County are required to follow additional mitigation rules described as Tier 3.  These restrictions include:

    Visitations are currently limited to virtual or in-person window visits.  To arrange for a visit,

    • For Meadowbrook residents, please reach out to Nancy Vinson by calling 239-6343 or emailing her at nvinson@clark-lindsey.com to arrange for a virtual visit
    • For the west Green House, please call 239-5219
    • For the east Green House, please call 239-5214
  • Communal dining is suspended.
  • Group activities are suspended.
  • Public Health will continue to track the positivity rates and hospital capacity metrics in Champaign County over a 14-day monitoring period to determine if mitigations can be relaxed, if additional mitigations are required, or if current mitigation should remain in place. In order for a region to move back to Tier 2 mitigations (less restrictions), a region must experience less than 12 percent test positivity rate for three consecutive days AND greater than 20 percent available intensive care unit (ICU) and hospital bed availability AND declining COVID hospitalizations in 7 out of the last 10 days.

Should you have any questions, please contact Vice President of Health Services, Rikki Brady at rbrady@clark-lindsey.com. She will respond as soon as she is able.