The situation around COVID-19 is changing rapidly and Clark-Lindsey is taking proactive steps to share the most current information we have to protect residents, staff and members of the community. The team at Clark-Lindsey is closely monitoring the CDC’s recommendations, as well as those from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District. Responding to recent recommendations from those sources, several new procedures have been implemented. We anticipate these new procedures will be in effect until we are clear of COVID-19.
- No visitors may enter Clark-Lindsey unless they directly provide health care or personal care to residents. Those essential visitors will be screened just as our employees are screened upon arrival. They are not permitted to enter if they fail the screening or if their name is not on the daily list.
- Items for residents in the apartments, Green House Homes, Meadowbrook and for Renewal Therapy patients, including cards, flowers and gifts, can be dropped off at Clark-Lindsey's main entrance at 101 West Windsor Road in Urbana.
- Donations of personal protective equipment including face masks are welcome. All staff are required to wear face masks. Medical grade masks are required in Meadowbrook Health Center and the Green House Homes, in accordance with CDC guidance. In the Village area, cloth masks are only being used by non-clinicians. These masks are keeping staff "germs" away from residents.
- All community events at Clark-Lindsey, as well as Clark-Lindsey sponsored events throughout the community have been canceled or postponed until further notice. Specifically, these include monthly Ethel & Maud’s luncheons, monthly E & M Happy Hours, and the second annual Seventy Over 70 Recognition Event. A virtual Ethel & Maud's is being planned for April. More information to come.
- Clark-Lindsey apartment residents who leave the 27-acre campus will need to be screened upon their return. Once they pass the screening, they must self-quarantine in their apartment for at least 14 days. If the resident is unable to comply with staying on campus for any reason, the resident should consider moving to a family member's home or a hotel until these precautions have been lifted.
- Apartment residents may not enter Meadowbrook Health Center or the Green House Homes unless designated as an essential visitor and their names are on the daily entrance list and they pass the screening requirements.
- Meadows Edge villa residents may not enter the apartment building, Meadowbrook Health Center or the Green House Homes unless designated as an essential visitor and their names are on the daily entrance list and they pass the screening requirements.
- All programs and activities are canceled. Our internal Busey Bank office, the salons, The Wellness Center and Renewal Outpatient Therapy are closed, as well as the Laing Dining Room. Meals are being delivered to apartments. Daily temperature checks occur during mail delivery for Village Apartment residents. The grocery store is closed; however, apartment and villa residents can order groceries that will be delivered to their homes.
- Packages and mail are being delivered to residents' apartments. Packages dropped off by friends and family or marked perishable will be wiped down with a disinfectant and delivered the same day. Other packages, received in the mail, will sit for 24 hours in our mail room before they are delivered.
- Transportation is restricted to life-supporting medical appointments only.
- Laundry pick-up will continue as usual. Assistance with personal laundry services may also be available to residents. These services may be arranged by calling atHome with Clark-Lindsey at 217-356-1111.
- We are no longer accepting Renewal Therapy inpatient admissions.
- We organized an onsite emergency day care center for the children of staff members who are working on the premise and can care for up to 10 children at a time. Providing this services helps staff members be able to be at work, especially during this time of unexpected day care and school closures. The day care is being staffed by employees and is isolated from residents.
Tech Services are being made available through an iPad checkout system so that residents who are looking to video conference (Facetime/Skype/Zoom) with family are able to do so.
If residents have new signs or symptoms of a respiratory infection such as fever, shortness of breath or sore throat, we ask them to please stay in their apartments and call the Front Desk so that Resident Services can follow-up with them.
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What can you do to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus?
- Make sure you have access to several weeks of medications, food and supplies in case you need to stay home for prolonged periods of time.
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
- Cover your mouth with your elbow when you sneeze or cough.
- Maintain "social distances" of three to six-feet.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home and get medical attention if you are sick. Call your doctor prior to going to a clinic or hospital.
Martin Luther King Jr. is quoted to say, “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
And that’s what we’ll do. Move forward. Together.
If you would like more information about COVID-19, here are some resources:
Illinois Department of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
If you have further questions or concerns, you may reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 217-344-2144.