Vista Cove Takes Steps to Keep Residents Healthy
Updated: Mar 17
In the wake of the COVID-19 virus outbreak in the Coachella Valley and in keeping with the CDC and statewide guidelines, Vista Cove has initiated an action plan to ensure residents and staff remain healthy. All nonessential visitors--family members, vendors, delivery persons--are prohibited from coming into the community and all communication with staff is being handled by phone. In addition, the adult day program and all tours and assessments have been cancelled until further notice. These measures are being taken to keep the number of people who enter the community and the level of exposure to the virus for the residents and caregivers to a minimum.
For essential visitors, please contact the Vista Cove office at 760.324.4604 for instructions on what to do when you're at the Vista Cove gate. You may leave your package near the door of the office, place paperwork in the black box near the office and, if a signature is needed, you may sign, "Stacy Slankard, Business Office Manager."
"We have taken these preemptive steps because given our residents' age and health conditions, they are more susceptible to not only the virus, but also colds, flu and pneumonia," said Jack Poyfair, Vista Cove's Executive Director. "We want the family members of residents to know that we are following the CDC guidelines. We are routinely disinfecting surfaces and encouraging residents to wash their hands and using hand sanitizer on residents who are unable to thoroughly wash their hands," he said. "Family members are asked to call their loved ones here at Vista Cove instead of visiting."
Protect yourself and your community from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like coronavirus 2019. Everyone has a role to play in staying healthy. Family members, friends and visitors of Vista Cove are encouraged to check cdc.gov for the latest updates and safety precautions.