COVID-19 Information

Visits

As of April 10th, families and friends are no longer required to schedule a visit. Guests should continue to follow the basic protocols for preventing contracting or spreading COVID-19 infection, including:
 

  • Completing a health screening for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 upon entry to the building
  • Practicing proper hand hygiene
  • Wearing a well-fitting mask that covers the mouth and nose at all times
  • Practicing social distancing around all other residents and staff
  • Going directly to resident’s apartment (avoid common areas)
  • Limiting guests to 4 in our Independent and Assisted Living apartments and 2 guests in our Enhanced Assisted Living and Reflections neighborhoods
  • Visiting outdoors whenever feasible
     

Visiting hours Monday through Friday are 9:30AM-7:00PM and on Saturday and Sunday the hours are 9:30AM-4:30PM. If these times do not work for you, please reach out to Christine Shidla, Executive Director, at 763-955-1750 to make alternate arrangements.

Three rounds of COVID-19 vaccination clinics have been held at our community and over 90% of our residents chose to participate along with a majority of our eligible staff. In addition, most - if not all - incoming residents have been vaccinated before moving in. Thank you to all who chose to protect themselves and others by getting vaccinated.  We appreciate your efforts in helping us create a safer community.  

QUICK REMINDERS:

  • At this time wearing masks, social distancing and hand sanitization are still recommended to protect the unvaccinated and to limit the spread of COVID-19 within our community. 

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Q: Does this vaccine prevent the new strain of COVID that has been presented just recently? A: Yes, it does which is good news. As potential new strains emerge, we will continue to update you on whether the current available vaccines cover them, too. We continue to be updated by the CDC and MDH daily as new research and information is available.

Q: If you have the vaccine, can you still get COVID, or give it to someone else? A: We are not sure. Because COVID is still relatively new there are still a lot of unknowns. It is possible that you may contract COVID-19 in the early days after vaccination, and before your second dose, as your body hasn’t had a chance to build full immunity. If you do contract it, it is then possible that you could give it to others. We will learn a significant amount this year as more people get vaccinated.

Q: Are masks and other safety precautions still required after vaccination? A: Yes. As stated above, people may still contract COVID-19 after they have been vaccinated and before their bodies have a chance to build immunity. We will continue to follow these processes until Minnesota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updates us on new procedures.

 

If you have questions about continued safety procedures or other topics, please contact your Executive Director.

 

Sincerely,

The SilverCrest Team