Changes in Quarantine Measures on Admission to Long Term Care Communities

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New guidelines in Administrative order by Georgia Public Health on April 4, 2021 help reopen more long-term care communities and agencies by easing restrictions especially as it relates to quarantine practices on admission.

Assisted Living Smyrna GA - Changes in Quarantine Measures on Admission to Long Term Care Communities

Assisted Living Smyrna GA – Changes in Quarantine Measures on Admission to Long Term Care Communities

Before the April 7, 2021 order, new admissions would have to quarantine unless they

1. Fully recovered from COVID-19 and completed transmission-based precautions.

AND

2. Are within 3 months of COVID-19 onset (either first positive test or symptom onset, whichever occurred first)

AND

3. Are asymptomatic.

OR

4. Are fully vaccinated (i.e., ≥ 2 weeks following receipt of second dose in 2-dose series or ≥ 2 weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine)

AND

  • a. Has not had prolonged close contact (within 6 feet for a cumulative total of ≥ 15 minutes over a 24-hour period) with someone with SARS- CoV-2 infection in the past 14 days.

Effective April 7, 2021 the number 5 was added.

5. Now if the community transmission level is below 5% and the person being admitted to the long-term care community has a risk assessment which determines whether the admitting resident had close contact with someone with SARs-COV-2 infection while outside the community and if there was consistent adherence to Infection control practices/precautions in health care settings, during transportation, or in the community prior to admission, they do not have to quarantine.

If you or an aging loved-one is considering a move to an Assisted Living Facility for Care Services in Smyrna GA please contact the caring staff at Woodland Ridge today. 770-431-7055

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