Governor Kemp’s latest executive order allows visits to long-term care neighborhoods—personal care, assisted living and skilled care—under very specific conditions and very stringent requirements. An administrative order from the Department of Public Health (DPH) outlines these conditions and the requirements for visits. (Both the Governor’s executive order and the DPH administrative order can be found by clicking HERE.)
The Governor’s order outlines three phases for opening based on the COVID-19 positivity rate in the county in which the assisted living community resides and the conditions at the community. Phase III, the least restrictive of the phases, requires a positivity rate of less than 5% in the county, with the assisted living community being free of an outbreak of COVID and other viruses such as influenza, norovirus, etc. for at least 14 days. Currently, our Wellington Court neighborhood is in Phase I. (To see the most up-to-date information on infection rates in your county, CLICK HERE.)
St. George Village has been working to prepare for when the conditions are right to reopen our community. We have developed policies and procedures for reopening in phases that mirror the phases from DPH. (These can be found by clicking HERE.)
Residents in our independent living neighborhoods may come and go freely, and are urged to maintain safety precautions whenever they travel outside the community. Independent living residents are accepting no more than two immediate family members or responsible parties who ARE over the age of 18 for visits inside their apartments during normal business hours, Monday-Friday.
As conditions improve both inside and outside St. George Village, we will be able to reduce restrictions even further.