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Updates, Information,+ Statements

COVID-19

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), our facility is taking extra precautionary measures and may have temporary policies and procedures in place. We are closely following the situation and must respond as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outline and allow.

Please, keep in mind this is an ever-evolving situation, and we are working hard to keep you up-to-date with what our facility is doing in light of it all.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. For those of you with loved ones and friends residing in our community, we are forever thankful to you for trusting us to care for your loved ones.

Current Updates and Information

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Monday, April 26: Guidance for Pet Visitors

From Administrator Roger Mynatt:

Jefferson Park is now open to visits from pets. There are specific rules for these kinds of visits. Primarily, animals must be up-to-date on all shots, dogs must be maintained on a leash at all times, and no animals may be brought into a dining room. If you have any questions beyond this, please contact our Activities Department.

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Thursday, March 11: Guidance for Visitors at Jefferson Park per CMS

CMS guidance states limitations on visits should be put in place for:
  • Unvaccinated residents, if the COVID-19 county positivity rate is greater than 10% and less than 70% of residents in the facility are fully vaccinated;
  • Residents with confirmed COVID-19 infection, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, until they have met the criteria to discontinue transmission-based precautions; or
  • Residents in quarantine, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, until they have met criteria for release from quarantine. (new admissions and hospital readmissions for a 14-day period)
Whenever the above three criteria are not met, we will be allowing visits with the following guidelines:
  • Overall visitation hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Visits must adhere to the core principles of infection control for Covid-19 including wearing a face mask, maintaining social distancing, etc.
  • Screening will include filling out a questionnaire.
  • Please visit only your loved one and not other residents or staff.
  • If you plan to visit your loved one with a group of 4 or more we would ask that you schedule this in advance so that an appropriate space can be provided that allows social distancing for everyone.
See related articles from CMS and other agencies.

Contact Information

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have during this time.

Phone: 865-397-3163

Email: info@jcnh.org