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Visitation & Testing in Long Term Care Facilities

July 20, 2022

ALL VISITORS MUST BE SCREENED UPON ENTRY

 

Please complete our screening form located in front of the main reception area.


All visitors must use hand sanitizer and wear a mask prior to visiting a resident.  Both these items are provided at our screening station.  Masks must be worn at all times in our facility.   Please do not plan to visit if you are sick or having any symptoms.

 

**Visitation and activity schedules are subject to change at any time due to county infection rates, ND health department or other government guidance.**  If you have any questions, please call us at 701-572-6766.

Listed are requirements that we have in place for visitation to keep our residents safe.  Upon entering the building, you must be screened.  If the requirements listed on our screening sheet are not met, you will not be allowed to visit.  If these guidelines are not followed while in the building, you will be asked to leave.  Thank you for your understanding and continual support in protecting your loved ones and all who reside at BLNRC.

Guidelines for all visitors:

  • All visitors must wear a face mask while in the building and are encouraged to have a mask with them upon entrance to the building. If a visitor does not have a mask, masks are available at the screening station at our main entrance.
  • All visitors must follow facility Covid-19 guidelines on masking and infection control.
  • Children must be supervised at all times by an adult. Children over the age of two must wear a mask.
  • To keep residents healthy and safe please consider getting vaccinated and boosted as soon as you are able.  If you have not been vaccinated, please consider getting tested before you visit and bring proof of current COVID-19 testing results with you. You can obtain free at home Covid-19 testing kits by visiting  covidtests.gov .   We prefer proof of a negative COVID-19 test that was taken within the past 3 days.
  • Compassionate Care visits are allowed for residents in isolation after visitor has received donning and doffing instructions and education. Visitor understands that if the compassionate visitation is for a resident in isolation and/or non-vaccinated, the visitor should consult their provider prior to entering as the visitor may be at an increased risk of exposure.  We strongly prefer video visits or regular phone calls until a resident isolation is done.
  • All visitors must sanitize upon entering the building, during their visit, and when exiting the building.
  • All visitors must limit their visitation to only the room of the resident they are visiting.
  • If the family member/person being visited is in a Semi-Private room, please visit with them in a common area outside of their room.
  • Visitation will not be allowed if the visitor has had any of the following symptoms in the past 3 days: cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headache, fatigue, chills, loss of taste/smell, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • We will not allow visitation if you have been in close contact* with someone who is suspected of having or does have COVID-19, unless you have been cleared from isolation by the Department of Health.
  • We will not allow visitation if you have a temperature greater than or equal to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.  

* Close contact means:  being within 6 feet or within the same room for more than 15 minutes while not wearing recommended personal protective equipment (i.e. respirator, eye protection) or having direct contact with infectious secretions of a COVID-19 case (being coughed/sneezed on).

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