4/03/20 – Based upon the new regulations of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and in light of CDC and State recommendations around COVID19, we have taken the following measures which affect visitors to Cadbury Commons:

  • All Employees and critical persons entering the building for any reason will have their temperature checked prior to entering; anyone with symptoms and/or an elevated temperature will be sent home immediately and are to follow-up with his/her Primary Care Physician for further guidance prior to returning.
  • If any Employee becomes aware that they have come into close contact with an individual outside of the community who tests positive, he/she must self-quarantine for 14 days post-date of exposure or test negative prior to returning.
  • Temperatures are checked on Residents daily who may not be able to verbally express early symptoms, and again if there is any question of not feeling well.
  • Any Employee with symptoms is  NOT permitted to work until he/she has tested negative or have been symptom-free as per CDC guidelines (no fever for at least 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medication, no other symptoms present).
  • Cadbury Commons will notify their Primary Care Physician immediately when a resident displays symptoms;  the resident is asked to remain in their apartment and treated as positive until testing completed and results are negative.
  • If/when a Resident is showing symptoms and/or tests positive, dedicated staff will provide all care for that resident to avoid cross-contamination to other neighborhoods; all appropriate PPE to be worn by staff when care is provided; all meals to be served in his/her room while in isolation, using disposable plates, utensils, etc.
  • All frequently-touched surfaces (i.e. door handles, railings, etc.) are disinfected several times throughout the day as well as office equipment, phones, etc.
  • Walkie-talkies, pagers, etc. are cleaned in between shifts and in between uses. Our staff have been very attentive to this effort.
  • All surfaces are cleaned every shift and as needed.
  • The local health department is notified in the event a Resident or Employee has symptoms of COVID19; they will determine what further protocols are to be implemented, if any.
  • A resident who has symptoms and/or tests positive will remain in the community as long as he/she does not have respiratory distress or other comorbid complications; we have been guided by local health department and the CDC to keep ER and hospital beds available for those who cannot be managed in-house.

3/13/20 – Based upon the new regulations of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, and in light of CDC and State recommendations around COVID19, we have taken the following measures which affect visitors to Cadbury Commons:

Cadbury will be restricting all visitors to Essential Personnel Only. Essential Personnel include private aides, medical and VNA supportive services, deliveries of essential goods, employees, government officials, ambulance employees and family members who must drop off medications, bring vital supplies or are taking residents to medical appointments.

All visitors and employees will be required to have their temperature taken upon entry and will be required to review a questionnaire which asks about your recent travel habits and contact with others as well as your current state of health. Disinfecting gel will be available at the front desk and must be used. No staff or visitor will be allowed in the community if their temperature is above 100.3.

Individuals who do visit must make efforts to limit any physical contact with our residents. This includes no hand shaking, hugging and maintaining the accepted “social distance” of six feet apart.

A visitor log will be kept and you will be asked to provide a valid phone number to enable accurate public health contact tracing should there be a need.

Please remember all of this effort and coordination is being done to help provide for the safety of your loved ones. We ask that you please respect all of our procedures.​

3/11/20 – In the abundance of caution, and in light of CDC and State recommendations around COVID19, we have taken the following measures which affect visitors to Cadbury Commons:

We will be limiting arrival time of visitors to Cadbury Commons to the hours of 9:00 am to 7:00 pm in order for us to ensure that we have checked in with all visitors. You will be asked to answer a few brief questions and must use disinfectant gel.

Cadbury Commons asks that if you have had a cough, shortness of breath, fever, sore throat or malaise, or have had contact with anyone with known exposure to COVID-19, or have travelled internationally to countries with known COVID19 outbreaks, that you postpone your visit for a minimum of two weeks.

We encourage visitors to call Residents in lieu of visits whenever possible, to limit potential exposure of pre-symptom individuals who may have had contact with unknown infected persons. We apologize for any inconvenience these measures pose, but our first priority is the safety and welfare of our Residents.