Update as of August 17, 2021
We want to inform you that at Oroville Hospital Post Acute Center, we have had one staff member with a confirmed case of COVID-19. We have had a total of 72 staff members and 111 residents test positive since March 2020.
Due to this, we are taking additional precautionary steps. As a result, we will be placing all of our stations on a temporary quarantine at this time per the instructions of Butte County Public Health Department. We are also conducting additional testing of staff and residents.
We understand that connecting with family members is incredibly important to our residents. Family members are encouraged to connect with their loved ones through video chat, calling, texting, or on social media. Please contact the facility directly and we can assist you with reaching out to your loved one.
We are doing what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19 within Oroville Hospital Post Acute Center including staying in very close communication with local and state health officials to ensure we are taking all the appropriate steps under current circumstances.
We are taking steps based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19, such as:
- Enhanced infection control precautions
- Screening residents, staff, and essential visitors for expanded list of symptoms
- Restricting visitation and entry of people to the building
- Testing staff and residents for COVID-19 based on current protocols and availability of tests
- Continued postponement communal activities
We will continue to provide you with updates. Please know that we are adhering to guidelines from the local and state health departments, which continue to evolve as we learn more about this virus. We know that you may have questions and we encourage you to contact our center. Please refer to our website at www.orovillepostacute.com for updates or call us at (530) 533-7335 about the status of your loved one.
We recognize that nursing homes and assisted living facilities are at high risk for contracting and spreading infectious diseases including COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). Our utmost concern is for the health and well-being of each of our residents and to ensure our staff is healthy and able to continue to care for residents. We continue to take cautionary measures and follow CDC guidelines. We are also receiving information from state and local officials. Please review this information and see the precautions we are taking to protect against COVID-19. Symptoms of respiratory infection, including COVID-19:
-Shortness of breath
The measures we are taking include:
– Clear and constant communication with staff, residents, and visitors
– Posting signs and reminders at the facility
– Communicating verbal answers from staff to residents and visitors
– Posting information to our website
Protection with our workforce includes:
– Screening employees, residents, and visitors for symptoms of acute respiratory illness
(fever, cough, difficulty breathing)
– Sick leave policies are non-punitive and flexible
– Encouraging sick employees to stay home and call in replacement staff
– Training and ensuring proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
– Verifying an inventory of PPE
Protection with our residents includes:
– Separating residents who show respiratory symptoms away from others
– Minimizing field trips and activities outside the facility
– Having activities that allow residents to maintain safe distances from others
– Allowing for in-room dining to reduce the risk of spreading disease
– Increasing cleaning in common areas (therapy rehabilitation area, dining area, activity area, lobby area, etc.)
Protection of all visitors, vendors, and deliveries includes:
– Increasing monitoring or screening of visitors and vendors for respiratory symptoms
– Limiting touching and social greeting
– Encouraging family and friends to reach out socially (phone call, video conferencing) to residents to help with feelings of loneliness and isolation during this time
– Absolutely no visitors allowed in the center with the exception of pre-approved visitation for those residents that are on end of life care.
We appreciate the confidence and trust you have in us to care for family members. We will keep you informed as we navigate the ongoing situation.
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Oroville Hospital Post Acute Center
1000 Executive Parkway
Oroville, CA 95966