Updated Visitation Guidelines
Keeping you informed on our procedures and guidelines.
- We must verify visitors are fully vaccinated or have provided evidence of a negative COVID test within one day of visitation for antigen tests, and within two days of visitation for PCR tests for indoor visitation.
- For visitors who visit for multiple consecutive days proof of negative test is only required every third day (meaning testing is only required on day one, day 4, and day 7, and so on).
- Unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated visitors with a history of COVID-19 within the prior 90 days may provide documentation of recovery from COVID-19 in lieu of testing.
- We are still required to keep track of visitor vaccination status and negative test results.
- Visitors that are unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated or are unable to show a negative COVID test may only have an outdoor visit.
- We can offer onsite point-of-care testing of visitors (either performed by facility staff or observed self-testing) but are not required. Please encourage all visitors to have testing done in the community through Healthy Davis Together as they are local and their turnaround time is usually <24 hours. We have a limited supply of POC tests and don’t want to run through them all.
- All visitors and residents, regardless of their vaccination status, must wear a well-fitting surgical mask or N95 respirator at all times in the facility (unless eating or drinking) and perform hand hygiene upon entry.
- Fully vaccinated visitors of fully vaccinated residents are permitted close physical contact. All others must maintain a social distance of 6 feet at all times.
- Visits for residents who share a room should be conducted in a separate indoor space or with the roommate not present in the room (if possible), regardless of the roommate’s vaccination status.
- We must continue to allow outdoor visitation options for all residents, regardless of vaccination status. Outdoor visits pose a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow; therefore, outdoor visitation should be offered unless the resident cannot leave the facility, or outdoor visitation is not possible due to precipitation, outdoor temperatures, or poor air quality. When providing outdoor visitation facilities should facilitate visits on the facility premises (e.g., visits on lawns, patios, and other outdoor areas, drive-by visits, or visit through a window) with 6-ft or more physical distancing between visitor-resident groups, and staff monitoring of infection control guidelines. Visitors that are unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated may only have an outdoor visit.
- Residents taking social excursions outside the facility should be educated about potential risks of public settings, particularly if they have not been fully vaccinated, and reminded to avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces. They should be encouraged and assisted with adherence to all recommended infection prevention and control measures, including source control, physical distancing, and hand hygiene. If they are visiting friends or family in their homes, they should follow the source control and physical distancing recommendations for visiting with others in private settings.
124 Walnut Street
Woodland, CA 95695