Visit preparations and policies
Working toward a common goal
We have worked diligently over the past two years to ensure the safety of our resident and staff. We appreciate the kindness and understanding of our families. Oregon recently announced some changes in state-wide COVID regulations. These regulations do not necessarily affect healthcare settings as they affect other organizations. The facilities of Clatsop Care Health District will continue to wear face masks as required and recommended by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and CDC until it is determined otherwise.
Thank you for understanding.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the administrator of the specific building or department:
- Clatsop Care Health & Rehabilitation Center – Kendra Webb, 503.325.0313
- Clatsop Care Retirement Village – Lauren Beard, 503.325.4676
- Clatsop Care Memory Community – Hannah Ross, 503.994.2060
- Clatsop Care In-Home Services – Debi Martin, 503.325.0313
In the event of an emergency each facility has plans in place. If you would like more details please contact a facilities Administrator (contact information listed above) or Maintenance Director.
In accordance with Oregon regulations, all Clatsop Care Health District employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a medical or religious exemption. It is not required that residents or clients are vaccinated. All Clatsop Care Health District facilities have provided residents and staff with regular opportunities to receive the vaccine and booster doses.
Staff members who have not been vaccinated or who are considered not yet fully vaccinated are required to undergo regular testing for COVID-19. In the event a positive case is identified among staff or residents, all staff and residents will be tested within 72 hours. Testing will continue every 5-7 days until no new positive cases are identified.
At all of the Health District facilities, visitors are required to wear masks in common areas. For residents and visitors who are both fully vaccinated, visitors may lower their mask while in the privacy of the residents room, and while staff are not present. We appreciate your understanding as we work to keep everyone safe.
All visitors must be screened in at the front desk with questions related to COVID exposure and their temperature recorded. Visitation is allowed at all times. However, the doors may remained locked at off hours to ensure proper screening. If you arrive to a facility outside of business hours, you may ring the bell or call into the facility, and a staff member will be with you shortly.
Food and Drinks
You are welcome to bring food or drinks while you visit. However, at this time, please do not share homemade food with other residents or staff outside of the one you’re visiting.
Appointments are NOT required for visitation. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Resources for Prevention
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. But, Prevention takes everyone, not just healthcare workers. What can you do to help?
- Wash your hands. This remains the best method to prevent the spread of any virus.
- Cough or sneeze into your sleeve or tissue. Throw tissues directly in the trash.
- Remain at home if you have any symptoms of a cold or other respiratory virus.
- Social distancing works. Maintain a distance when speaking with people or walking outside.
For a complete list of measures you can take to avoid the spread and protect yourself, visit the CDC Prevention Website.