May 11, 2023
Dear Resident, Representatives and Healthcare Team Members,
EFFECTIVE 5/11/23 FACE MASKS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED
Please note that although the Public Health Emergency has ended, the virus remains a threat, as new strains of COVID-19 continue to develop. The virus remains a leading cause of death in the United States, with about 250 daily deaths on average.
CDC continues to advise that everyone stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations, use at-home tests if they’ve been exposed or have symptoms, stay home if they’re sick, and wear a high-quality mask when COVID-19 levels are high. These precautions are the best ways to protect yourself and your loved ones, along with adhering to cough and respiratory etiquette and hand hygiene.
The current recommendations is for everyone 6 years and older to receive 1 updated Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, regardless of whether they’ve received any original COVID-19 vaccines. You are considered up-to-date IF you have received the updated vaccine which became available in September 2022.
Please note when there is an OUTBREAK, which is considered one (1) case, the Facility website and Meadows Information Line will be updated weekly and masking will be required in specific areas of the building depending where cases of the virus are present and as determined by the Infection Control Nurse. For updates during an outbreak either call MNRC Information Line (570) 675-8735 or check our website for updates: https://themeadowsdallas.com
If you would like to continue to wear a mask, they are available for you!
Wishing you Healthy & Wellness,
Cristina Tarbox, LNHA
Cristina Tarbox, LNHA, MHA, MPS
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator