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COVID-19 Precautions to Protect Residents, Staff and Visitors

March 12, 2020

Year-round, peopleCare’s top priority is the safety and wellbeing of our residents, families, staff and others who spend time in our Homes. With the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, we have been working closely with public health officials, the government and our partners to prepare and take the necessary precautions to help keep everyone in our communities safe and healthy.

This week, we have begun active screening of everyone coming into our Homes including residents, families, staff, students, volunteers, and suppliers. That means we are now proactively checking for symptoms and asking about recent travel history and contacts. Those who are ill or at risk of having been exposed to COVID-19 are asked not to enter our Homes.

These are necessary precautions to help keep everyone safe and we appreciate everyone’s support. And as a reminder, washing our hands and avoiding touch our face are simple steps we can all take to prevent transmission and infection.

peopleCare has rigorous infection control and surveillance practices and protocols in place year-round, based on public health guidelines. And in the past weeks, we’ve also taken a number of additional steps to ensure we are as prepared as possible such as:

peopleCare Homes have a special place in their communities and we appreciate the way our staff, families and partners help and support one another every single day. We are counting on your continued support: If you are sick, don’t visit. If you are ill, don’t come to work.

Working together with our communities, peopleCare will continue to do everything possible to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone who lives in, works at or visits our Homes.

Anyone with questions or concerns about their loved one in a peopleCare Home is encouraged to contact the Executive Director or the Director of Care.

Learn more

Credible, updated information on COVID-19 is available here: