COVID-19 Prevention Policy

COVID-19 Prevention Policy

COVID-19: March 19 Update

COVID-19: March 19 Update
COVID-19: March 19 Update

Dear Summit Residents, Families and Friends, 

Thank you for supporting our efforts to keep all residents and employees safe during this difficult period of COVID-19 uncertainty. We do not have COVID-19 on our campus at this time, but out of abundance of precaution, we have taken the following additional steps to prevent it entering our community. 

AS OF FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020
NO VISITORS TO ANY AREA OF THE SUMMIT CAMPUS 

In order to ensure the safety of all Summit residents, we are enforcing a new policy for visitors, effective March 20, no visitors are permitted to any area of The Summit campus, to include our Independent Living community. Only approved, essential caregivers, who have been screened at the time of entry, are permitted with a Summit staff member escort. The main entrances to the Independent Living apartment building will be locked. 

Summit Nursing staff continues to coordinate family needs for some visitation in our healthcare areas related to end-of-life situations.

Thank you again for supporting all our efforts to keep residents and employees safe during this difficult period of COVID-19 uncertainty.

COVID-19: March 14 Update

COVID-19: March 14 Update
COVID-19: March 14 Update

Dear Summit Residents, Families and Friends, 

Thank you for supporting our efforts to keep all residents and employees safe during this difficult period of Coronavirus uncertainty. We do not have COVID-19 on our campus at this time, but as an additional precaution, we have taken the following steps to prevent it entering our community. 

AS OF SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020 

As of March 14, in order to protect our residents and in compliance with recent guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) NO VISITORS will be permitted into our Long Term Care, Short-Term Rehabilitation or Assisted Living communities except for care situations related to end-of-life care.

We suggest that family and friends do not visit The Summit Independent Living.  Out of an abundance of caution, we suggest limiting visitors to our building unless absolutely necessary. Critical or medical reasons may be the exception. 

  • We have posted signs on our entryway doors to notify visitors of this policy and actively screening individuals, including staff, who need to come into the building.  
  • Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to visit.
  • Anyone with flu-like symptoms should not visit our campus and will be denied access.
  • Visits by Summit Advantage Club members are suspended until further notice.
  • On campus events and activities are being cancelled, postponed or restructured on a case by case basis.
  • Dining Rooms campus-wide have been closed and meal delivery has been initiated. 

The Summit is following the recommendations of the CDC on prevention steps, including following strict handwashing procedures, and in many circumstances, wearing gowns and gloves when interacting with residents who present symptoms. We also are staying up to date with the CDC recommendations as they may continue to change.

In addition, The Summit and CENTRA Leadership are in close contact with the local and state health department, and we are following their guidance.

For additional information, please visit the CDC’s COVID-19 information page.

For additional information in our region, please visit Centra’s COVID-19 information page

We continue to hope that this period of restriction will be brief. Please understand that our goal is to keep all of our residents and employees as healthy as possible. We need your help to do this. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

The Summit Administration

Independent Living – 434.582.1500
Gina Meadows, Executive Director

Assisted Living – 434.455.1699
Lisa Tyree, Administrator

Health & Rehabilitation – 434.845.6045
Becky Martin, Administrator