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Mira at Maumelle’s COVID-19 Response

First and foremost, our priority is to keep everyone safe and healthy. We follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and state and local health officials to protect our residents, family members, and team members from COVID-19 and are taking every action possible to prevent it from spreading in our senior community.

Mira at Maumelle’s COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Response Action Plan

  • Encouraging everyone to remain up-to-date* with COVID-19 vaccinations. Staying up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others from complications of the virus. If vaccination is not possible due to medical or religious reasons and we confirm an outbreak of the virus among our residents or team members, reasonable accommodations should be taken to protect the health and safety of our community members. These accommodations include wearing face masks that cover the nose and mouth, disinfecting work and break areas, and practicing physical distancing. Several highly transmissible variants of COVID-19 pose a major risk to anyone unvaccinated. Therefore, we continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and will provide support those who need assistance.

  • Assigning one leader at Mira at Maumelle to oversee all Training in Infection Prevention and Control and to implement our COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Response Action Plan.
  • Utilizing appropriate source control and personal protective equipment (PPE), per CMS guidelines. We also strongly recommend wearing a well-fitting face mask on-site if we have one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 among residents or team members. In addition, we encourage individuals to wear masks if they have, within the previous 10 days, experienced symptoms of respiratory illness, had close contact or a high-risk exposure with someone who has confirmed COVID-19, worked in a COVID-19 outbreak unit, or was directly told to wear a mask by public health authorities.

  • Screening and monitoring residents and team members for symptoms of COVID-19. We regularly screen and monitor residents and team members for signs of COVID-19. COVID-19 symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.

We all play a part in keeping ourselves and others healthy— please wash your hands often, avoid touching your face, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, wear a well-fitting face mask, and practice physical distancing as appropriate.

Residents: Please let a team member know immediately if you feel ill. We are here to support and care for you.

Team members: Please don’t enter our building if you are ill. Instead, please contact our director of nursing or your supervisor to schedule a COVID-19 test. Anyone who begins experiencing symptoms at work should keep a well-fitting face mask on and notify their supervisor immediately.

  • Using alcohol-based hand rub regularly.

  • Tracing COVID-19 symptomatic individuals and testing residents and team members for the virus based-on federal and state guidance. We follow federal and state health officials’ guidance regarding testing our community members for COVID-19. Those with symptoms of the virus are tested three times following close contact or high-risk exposure to someone who has symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive for the virus. This process helps us quickly complete the appropriate contract tracing and investigation, in partnership with state and federal health officials, so we identify and quarantine residents, and team members who are positive for COVID-19.
  • Quarantining COVID-19 positive residents and using enhanced infection control measures. We follow all infection control protocols from the CDC, CMS, and state health officials. COVID-positive community members will be quarantined and supported by designated team members, as appropriate. COVID-19 positive residents remain in quarantine until they meet the CDC’s criteria for return to normal activity.

  • Advising COVID-19 positive team members to take all appropriate measures. For the health and well-being of our senior living community, any symptomatic team member is asked to notify their supervisor and schedule a COVID-19 test. We follow CDC guidance on the return-to-work criteria for health care professionals with confirmed COVID-19 diagnoses.
  • Taking environmental safety precautions. Our team takes extra measures to clean and disinfect all high-touch areas, including, but not limited to countertops and tables, faucets, toilet flush handles, door knobs and handles, crash bars, elevator buttons, and hand rails.
  • Assuring safe visitation, congregate dining, and group activities. We support the well-being of our residents and team members by adhering to the core principles of infection prevention and control, especially when welcoming visitors and gathering in common areas. In the event of a confirmed case among one or more of our residents or team members, we will encourage everyone to wear well-fitting masks, practice proper hand hygiene, and physically distance as appropriate.

We are committed to offering visitation that supports each resident’s physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being, and quality of life. Individuals are asked to postpone visiting our community if, during the previous 10 days, they have had a positive viral test for COVID-19, have shown symptoms of respiratory illness, or have been exposed to COVID-19. If a visit is postponed, please know our team is available to support residents and their loved ones stay connected in alternative ways, such as through a virtual visit.

While visits are permitted for all residents at all times— even in the event of an outbreak—visitors should know there are risks of transmission that are associated with entering our community if we have any active COVID-19 cases. While federal officials do not recommend it, residents who are on transmission-based precautions (TBP) or quarantine due to active COVID-19 may still receive visitors. In these cases, visits should occur in residents’ apartments and participants should adhere to the core principles of infection prevention and control, including wearing well-fitting masks, practicing proper hand hygiene, and keeping physical distance as appropriate.

We maintain close communications with health care providers and state health officials. Our team also closely monitors all information from the CDC, CMS, and state and local health departments to ensure we adhere to any applicable revision in guidance related to COVID-19 and infection prevention and control.

For the latest information about COVID-19, we encourage you to use the following resources:

NOTE TO MEDIA PERSONNEL: Please send inquiries to media@hdgi1.com.