ATLAS SENIOR LIVING CORONAVIRUS PREPAREDNESS & RESPONSE

POLICY AND PROCEDURE UPDATED 12/26/2021

Atlas Senior Living strives daily to protect residents from COVID-19 exposure. Individual community guidelines have been fluid throughout the pandemic, based on city, state and federal recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has established updated COVID-19 protocols. Data firmly supports the efficacy of the vaccine, with few becoming severely ill after being fully vaccinated. Based on this information, Atlas Senior Living communities will focus on protecting residents who have not been vaccinated either due to underlying medical conditions or personal decisions to withhold vaccination.

• ALL TEAM MEMBERS, RESIDENTS, AND GUESTS ARE REQUIRED REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS , TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN AN ATLAS SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY.

• VACCINATED TEAM MEMBERS WILL HAVE IDENTIFYING STICKERS VISIBLE ON NAME BADGES WORN DAILY TO REFLECT THEY ARE FULLY VACCINATED.

• ALL TEAM MEMBERS AND GUESTS MUST MASK WHEN ENTERING OUR COMMUNITY AND REMAIN MASKED THROUGHOUT VISIT. THIS IS TO PROTECT OUR RESIDENTS AND TEAM MEMBERS DUE TO THE RECENT UPTICK IN CASES.

• VACCINATED AND UNVACCINATED TEAM MEMBERS MUST WEAR PROPER FACE COVERINGS WHILE IN RESIDENT ROOMS PROVIDING CARE TO UNVACCINATED RESIDENTS. SIGNS WILL BE POSTED ON DOORS AND FACE COVERINGS AVAILABLE AT DOOR ENTRANCE IF NEEDED.

• ALL RESIDENTS WHO REFUSE OR PREFER NOT TO WEAR PROTECTIVE FACIAL COVERINGS WHILE PARTICIPATING IN GROUP ACTIVITIES OR COMMUNAL DINING MUST ENTER INTO A WRITTEN NEGOTIATED RISK AGREEMENT ACCEPTING THE INHERENT RISKS OF EXPOSURE.

Policy:

To ensure associate and resident safety and well-being during potential outbreaks. To ensure associates are informed regarding COVID-19 infection control and established protocols.

Procedure:

Community leadership teams will:

• Ensure daily use of proper infection control protocols

• Discuss residents with cold/flu-like symptoms daily

• Maintain timely, pertinent communication with residents, family members and team members regarding community response to outbreaks, precautions to prevent exposure, and exposure protection.

• Responsible party will be contacted by community daily, at minimum, in the event they test positive for COVID-19.

• Communication(s) will include status of illness and any pertinent information.

• Proper documentation will be completed by community personnel.

Reporting:

• Residents presenting with cold or flu-like symptoms will be reported to the Vice President of Clinical Compliance and respective Vice President of Operations within 24 hours of becoming symptomatic.

• Communities will comply with established local/state reporting guidelines to all appropriate agencies.

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