Prevention Guidelines

Chapin Home makes infection control and prevention a top priority so that we can provide the best care for our patients, residents and staff. Learn more about our guidelines and protocols that ensure the highest standards of safety.

Our Prevention Guidelines

Chapin Home Infection Prevention & Control Guidelines

To ensure the continual safety and wellbeing of our patients, residents and staff, Chapin Home offers important prevention and control guidelines. These guidelines are recommendations by federal, state and local healthcare authorities for the protection of patients and staff essential to their care.

  • The facility has reopened for in room only visitation;
  • All visitors will be screened prior to entry to the facility;
  • While not required Chapin encourage all visitors to provide COVID vaccine information;
  • All unvaccinated visitors will visit in an designated area off the unit;
  • All staff are screened prior to entry to the facility and every 8 hours;
  • Any staff with a temp and/or cold symptoms are denied entry to the facility;
  • Staff is tested weekly as subject to community positivity level and facility outbreak;
  • Staff who are fully vaccinated and travel will follow CDC and NYS DOH guidelines for testing;
  • All direct care staff must wear a face mask while on duty;
  • As per CMS guideline mask must be worn during all visits whether vaccinated or not;
  • Handwashing before and after direct contact is mandatory;
  • Chapin has ongoing in-services and training of staff on infection control, COVID-19, transmission-based precautions;
  • All residents continue to be screened every shift;
  • All residents that are able and understand the use of face covering continue to wear a face mask provided daily;
  • Residents going out into the community are tested and monitored for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days;
  • New and re-admissions who are unvaccinated from the hospital must have a negative test prior to entry to the facility;
  • New and re-admissions are tested by the facility regardless of vaccination status;
  • Chapin continues to maintain a designated 18 bed unit for isolation with designated staff;
  • Chapin Home continues to encourage social distancing of staff and residents.

Updated 11/28/2021

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