Visiting During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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Visiting During the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 11, 2020

In an effort to minimize exposure to the Corona Virus and risk of infection, The Saybrook at Haddam has cancelled hosting public events and is suspending our Monday night Qigong classes as well as our monthly support group for Dementia Caregivers until further notice. We also ask visitors who are not feeling well, have traveled or been exposed to people who have traveled to known areas of heightened risk, to please postpone their visit to our community. More specifically, if you’ve traveled outside the country within the last 14 days, we ask you not to visit.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has closed nursing homes to visitors, hospitals have restricted visitation, and assisted living communities may be impacted at some point, as well. The DPH has been providing regular updates. The governor declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020, which allows him to restrict travel, close public schools and buildings and more.

The Saybrook at Haddam’s outstanding housekeeping staff is working tirelessly to keep surfaces and frequently touched objects clean and disinfected. We continue to remind residents about best practices regarding infection control including hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, and remaining in their apartments if they aren’t feeling well.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and support while we work to keep our residents and employees safe. We will continue to keep you updated and encourage you to call us if you have any questions or concerns.