We continue to monitor the situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information, view our updates and precautionary measures.
Safeguards in Place
Current safeguards in place
- In addition to precautions already in place, management at Oak Hammock is asking new residents who are making the move to Oak Hammock to self-quarantine for 14 days. If the new residents cannot pass initial screenings at our security gate, they will not be permitted entry. Residents who can provide proof of COVID-19 negative test results within 24 hours of move-in can avoid 14-day quarantine.
- Construction contractors who are onsite working at Oak Hammock are doing so as essential business workers (permitted so by local and federal governments.) They are being screened at the security gate. They have been asked to minimize activity around campus, restrict their presence to job sites only and wear masks.
- The leadership team has been instructed to expect visits from local, state and federal officials. This is being done as a precaution for senior living facilities throughout Florida. Some of the agencies who may send representatives to our campus for check-in visits could include the Agency for Health Care Administration, Florida Department of Health, Alachua County Health Department and local emergency management services. Representatives from these agencies will likely be dressed in proper protective gear, as a precaution.
- All staff and residents will undergo testing for COVID-19 during the month of May as a precursor to phased re-opening plan.
- Free digital thermometers are available for all staff and residents who want to self-monitor their temperatures when at home, before reporting to work and while working. Thermometers are available at the reception desk in the Lower Lobby Commons, or staff can managers for a thermometer.
- Dining services will be offering a shopping list. Lists of available items will be located at the reception desk or concierge in the Lower Commons lobby. Residents can indicate what items/quantities they want to purchase. Orders should be placed on Wednesdays by noon for pick up or delivery on Fridays after 2 p.m.
- Oak Hammock residents who choose/need to self-quarantine (for whatever reason) will be provided signs to hang on their doors to notify other staff and residents. If residents want a sign, they should call 352-548-1009.
- Residents living in the Banyan Place unit of memory care have been relocated to the Ashton Place unit of memory care to make way for an isolation space.
- The health care staff in the Health Pavilion are putting trending measures in place to more closely monitor residents and patients for subtle changes in vital signs. They are also putting measures in place to monitor the temperature trends of staff members.
- All group transportation for IL residents has been suspended.
Infection Control and Management Safeguards
- Infection control practices are in place. The Oak Hammock infection control team is mobilized. A coronavirus task force has been developed to implement daily precautions and protocols.
- The infection control team/task force is aware of federal and state guidelines and protocols.
- Management participating in daily/weekly calls hosted by local, regional, state and federal agencies.
- Anyone entering the main gate will be screened via questionnaire and/or temperature check.
- The Health Pavilion at Oak Hammock is under restricted access to only AL and SN residents and patients and essential staff.
- Access to Oak Hammock campus will only be granted through the main security gate off of S.W. Williston Road.
- For staff who must cross into various areas of our campus, we have designated shower/changing areas to utilize before moving from one area to another.
- We are working closely with our partners who provide assistance to our residents through aides and CNA staff members. We are asking them to keep staff contained within one level of care and to avoid staff crossing perimeters between units and residences at Oak Hammock.
- IT support via in-home visits will be suspended. IT will still assist residents and staff with their needs, but will do so remotely whenever possible.
- Staff who do not have work stations or business in the Health Pavilion should avoid the area.
- Essential staff who work at the Health Pavilion are required to wear masks at all times and gloves when caring for any patient.
- Hand sanitizer dispensers have been placed in strategic locations throughout campus.
- Clorox Total 360 electrostatic disinfectant spray system is in place in case of local diagnosis.
- Housekeeping teams are wiping high touch surfaces in all common areas daily, including doors, doorknobs, handrails, elevator push buttons, tables, chairs, armrests, reception areas, public phones, public computers, bathroom fixtures, toilets, sinks, water fountain push-buttons, etc.
- Areas are being cleaned using disposable microfiber cloths and disposable mop heads/wipes.
- Most areas are being disinfected using Virex TB, a hospital-grade disinfectant
- Housekeeping staff will have assignments adjusted to avoid crossing perimeters.