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A message from Shelby Shaw, Administrator:


Thank you all for your support, understanding and cooperation during this time. Our mission is to keep you and everyone in our community safe and healthy. Your support is critical to this mission, and I thank you for working with us through these restrictions and changes in our programming.


Thursday night it was announced that the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was in McPherson County. There also are cases in Reno, Saline and a presumptive positive case in Harvey. McPherson County issued a Safer at Home order yesterday & just today Kansas Governor Kelly issued a state-wide Stay at Home order beginning March 30 at 12:01 a.m. until April 19. The order means Kansans must remain at home unless going to work to perform an essential function, or going outdoors to exercise while practicing social distancing. We encourage everyone to follow this – the less interaction we all have with each other the less COVID-19 will spread.


As we are getting ready to enter our third week of government mandated no visitation at Pine Village, we continue to review all the information available on COVID-19 through the CDC and KDHE (government health agencies) and modify our plans accordingly. This is monitored daily and as things change, we will keep you informed through our Facebook page, web site or phone calls.


Families are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through Facetime, Skype or Facebook Portal. We can assist you in getting one of these set up.

It is hard for some to have limited socialization, so I would encourage you to give your family, friends or neighbors a phone call to offer support and an encouraging word. Perhaps even buddy up with someone who you check in with each other through a phone call, FaceTime or Skype on a regular basis. Together we will get through this.

Thank you for all your support. And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 620.345.2901.

Individual Precautions:

We urge everyone to practice these simple precautions: • Wash hands frequently (using soap and water for 20 seconds) • Use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available • Clean hard surfaces (counters, doorknobs, keyboards, etc) frequently • If you have symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath), please stay home and call your physician or us at 345.2901. Do NOT leave your home until so instructed by a medical professional. • Stay at home and limit interaction with others. • Follow social distancing of 6 feet


Visitor Restrictions:

All buildings on the Pine Village campus are now CLOSED TO VISITORS. Visitors are considered anyone not living at Pine Village, or staff and essential support services.


Wellness Center:

The Wellness Center is still offering exercises classes to residents ONLY, with 10 or less participants being at least 6 feet apart. Beginning Monday, March 30, community members (non Pine Village residents) will no longer be allowed.


Beauty Shop:

The campus Beauty Shop also will be closed until further notice.


Groceries:

The Moundridge Food Market is offering FREE home delivery. You can call in your order at 345. 8313.


Custodial and Housekeeping Services:

Common spaces and high traffic areas (doorknobs, handrails, etc) are being cleaned extra throughout the campus.


Staff Monitoring:

All staff working in resident buildings will be screened for symptoms and have their temperatures checked prior to each shift. Staff running a fever will be sent home to seek medical attention immediately. Additional monitoring will be conducted based on CDC and KDHE guidelines.


Travel Return Precautions:

As of March 24, 2020: The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has issued the following guidance related to self-quarantine. Our staff is subject to this guidance. We ask our residents to read and observe the following guidance as well.

• The current recommendation of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the State of Kansas through Executive Order 20-14, and MCHD is to limit social gatherings to under 10-persons. • Should events under the 10-person threshold take place, social distancing should be practiced. • Social distancing includes placing a 6-foot distance between persons attending as much as possible. If said 6-foot distance cannot be exercised, it should last no longer than 10 minutes. • Restaurants and bars should preserve social distancing of 6 feet between tables, booths, bar stools, and ordering counters and cease self-service of unpackaged food, such as salad bars or buffets. We also encourage services to occur through delivery, carry-out or drive-thru when possible. • Exemptions can be found at govstatus.egov.com/coronavirus or by calling McPherson County Health Department at (620)241-1753.

As of March 24, 2020, the KDHE is mandating 14-day home quarantine for Kansans who have: • Traveled to California, Florida, New York, or Washington state on or after March 15. • Traveled to Illinois or New Jersey on or after March 23. • Visited Eagle, Summit, Pitkin and Gunnison counties in Colorado in the week of March 8 or after. • Traveled on a cruise ship or river cruise on or after March 15. • Traveled internationally on or after March 15. • Received notification from public health that you are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case. #flattenthecurve #Stayhome #pinevillage

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