Coronavirus Advisory

Update:  7/11/2020

We remain committed to sharing information regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Results from the latest round of baseline testing of healthcare employees are beginning to be returned. Today, we received notification that two more employees, both of whom were asymptomatic, have tested positive for COVID-19. They are at home in quarantine. 

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control. 

A complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly update of a recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, was just posted on our community website just yesterday and will be updated at the end of each week. 

We appreciate your continued prayers, patience and understanding as we all work together in preventing the spread of this virus.

Community Update:  7/10/2020

We remain committed to sharing information regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community. Following another round of baseline testing of healthcare employees, we received notification that three employees, all of whom were asymptomatic, have tested positive for COVID-19. Two of those employees do not provide direct care to residents. All are at home in quarantine. 

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation. 

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 10, 2020 are as follows: 14 residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes two residential living residents and 12 employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. 

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have had no employees or residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms. 

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority. Thank you for your ongoing support and prayers.

Update:  7/6/2020

As always, our commitment is to share the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation at our community. Today we learned that an employee within skilled nursing, who does not provide direct resident care, has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is at home in quarantine.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

A complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly update of a recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, will be posted on the community website at the end of each week.

We appreciate your continued prayers, patience and understanding as we all work together in preventing the spread of this virus.

Community Update:  7/2/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, July 2, 2020 are as follows: ten residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes two residential living residents and eight employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have had no employees or residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  7/1/2020

As always, our commitment is to share the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation at our community. Today we learned that an employee within assisted living has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is at home in quarantine.

Our highest priority is the health and safety of our residents and employees. We continue to follow all of the guidelines and recommendations for strict infection control protocols from local and state health authorities, along with those set forth from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Centers for Disease Control.

A complete listing of our infection control practices, along with a weekly update of a recap of COVID-19 cases since tracking began in March, will be posted on the community website at the end of each week.

We appreciate your continued prayers, patience and understanding as we all work together in preventing the spread of this virus.

Community Update:  6/26/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 26, 2020 are as follows: nine residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes two residential living residents and seven employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have had no employees or residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Corporate Update:  6/19/2020

Read the full 6/19/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Community Update:  6/19/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 19, 2020 are as follows: nine residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes two residential living residents and seven employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have had no employees or residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Community Update:  6/12/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 12, 2020 are as follows: nine residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes two residential living residents and seven employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have had no employees or residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter.

 The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Corporate Update:  6/5/2020

Read the full 6/5/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Community Update:  6/5/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, June 5, 2020 are as follows: nine residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes two residential living residents and seven employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have had no employees or residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  5/31/2020

Our ongoing commitment is to provide the latest information regarding the Coronavirus situation here at Covenant Living of Florida. Last week we conducted global COVID-19 testing within healthcare here in our community. Of all residents and employees tested, we learned that only one employee within healthcare, who was asymptomatic, has tested positive.

These results are a testament to the focused vigilance of all our employees and residents who are following protocols for infection control and preventing the spread of this virus.

As of today, May 31, 2020 are cumulative totals are as follows: nine residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes two residential living residents and seven employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

We continue to monitor all residents and employees who may exhibit any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and, if necessary, ask that they reach out to their personal physicians for medical advice.  

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

Our prayers are continued for all individuals and their family members who’ve been impacted by this virus.

Community Update:  5/29/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, May 29, 2020 are as follows: eight residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes two residential living residents and six employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have had no employees or residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Corporate Update:  5/22/2020

Read the full 5/22/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Community Update:  5/22/2020

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, May 22, 2020 are as follows: eight residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes two residential living residents and six employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive have passed away.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have had no employees or residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  5/15/20

We remain committed to sharing information with you regarding the COVID-19 situation and all of the precautionary measures enacted to prevent any spread of the virus at our community.

Under reporting requirements by the state health department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), we are providing a weekly update regarding any information as it relates to the current Coronavirus situation.

It has been our commitment to share with all residents, family members and employees if there has been a positive COVID-19 case at our community. Since March of this year when tracking started, our cumulative totals of as of today, May 15, 2020 are as follows: eight residents or employees have tested positive for COVID-19. This includes two residential living residents and six employees. One resident, within those numbers, who tested positive has passed away. We currently have no active cases.

CMS guidelines also state reporting requirements of when three residents and/or employees exhibit respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. As of today, we have had no employees or residents that are experiencing respiratory symptoms.

We maintain close contact with both the county and state health departments regarding the latest information and updates, along with CMS and CDC, and per these communications, our updated infection control protocols include: 

  • Individuals presenting COVID-19-like symptoms are immediately isolated and we following CDC and local and state health department guidelines when caring for those with COVID-19.
  • For any possible healthcare resident with a confirmed COVID-19 case, all efforts will be made to provide a private room with private bathroom.
  • We have primary care employees dedicated to each resident. If we have multiple residents with COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms, we attempt to ensure the same nurse and CNA is assigned to all COVID-19 patients.
  • All employees wear masks and those caring for COVID-19 patients wear full personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety and to prevent the spread of the virus to others.
  • All healthcare resident rooms are disinfected twice daily and there are enhanced cleanings in all common areas within the health center.
  • All employees have been trained in proper PPE usage, as well as proper infection control measures.
  • Employee and contractor screenings continue to be required with daily health assessments and temperature screening; healthcare employees are screened at the beginning of their shifts. If anyone fails the screening, they are NOT allowed to enter. 

The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  5/8/2020

Read the full 5/8/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here.

Update:  5/1/2020

Read the full statement by Terri Cunliffe here.

Update:  4/29/2020

Covenant Living of Florida is saddened to learn that one of our independent living residents who had tested positive for COVID-19 and has been in the hospital, passed away over the weekend. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with their family and loved ones. This individual was part of the Covenant Living family and will be missed.

To date, since April 1, we have had a cumulative total of 9 cases of COVID-19. Two independent living residents, one skilled nursing, and six employees within healthcare. One resident included in those numbers passed away.

We continue to monitor all residents and employees who may exhibit any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and, if necessary, ask that they reach out to their personal physicians for medical advice. The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  4/24/2020

Read the full 4/24/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/24/2020 

Information regarding the Coronavirus continues to evolve at Covenant Living of Florida. From the onset, we have worked to be diligent and open in providing residents, family members and employees with information whenever we learned of new cases at our community.

Since our last communication on April 20, we learned that a residential living resident has tested positive for COVID-19. That individual is currently being cared for in the hospital. We are identifying any individuals who may have had prolonged close contact with this person and will be monitoring for any symptoms.

To date, since April 1, we have had a cumulative total of 9 cases of COVID-19. Two residential living residents, one skilled nursing, and six employees within healthcare.

The new case has been reported to the Broward County Health Department. We continue to work closely with them regarding guidance on infection control protocols in addition to those we already have in place.

All employees coming to work each day are screened with health assessment questions and a temperature screening. If an employee, visitor or contractor fails in any area of the screening, they will NOT be allowed to enter or will be sent home.

Additionally, we remind our residents if they have a private caregiver, before allowing them to enter their apartment, to please ask them:

  • Are they exhibiting any flu-like symptoms – a cough, fever or headache? 
  • Have they been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
  • Have they traveled out of the state or country in the past 14 days?

If they suspect the personal caregiver is not well, we ask that they contact our community nursing staff so they can help.  

We continue to monitor all residents and employees who may exhibit any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and, if necessary, ask that they reach out to their personal physicians for medical advice.  

Our prayers are continued for all individuals and their family members who’ve been impacted by this virus.

Update:  4/20/2020

Covenant Living of Florida has learned that two additional health care employees have been diagnosed positive with COVID-19 and both are at home in self-isolation. There are no other cases of the virus at our community.

The new cases have been reported to the Broward County Health Department. We continue to work closely with them regarding guidance on infection control protocols in addition to those we already have in place. This also includes proper usage of PPE and enhanced disinfection cleaning in all resident rooms within healthcare and all common areas community wide.

All employees coming to work each day are screened with health assessment questions and a temperature screening. If an employee, visitor or contractor fails in any area of the screening, they will NOT be allowed to enter or will be sent home. The health and safety of our residents and employees is our highest priority.

Update:  4/17/2020

Read the full 4/17/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update: 4/14/2020

Covenant Living of Florida has learned that two additional health care employees last week have been diagnosed positive with COVID-19 and are both at home in self-isolation. At this time there are no other cases of the virus at the community.

These new cases have been reported to the Broward County Health Department. We continue to work closely with them regarding guidance on infection control protocols in addition to those we already have in place.  Additionally, and as a precaution, we have retrained all of our employees on identifying any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, retrained on proper use of PPE and have implemented increased disinfection and cleaning within all higher levels of care and community wide.

In following our current guidelines and protocols, all employees coming to work each day are screened with health assessment questions and a temperature screening. If an employee, visitor or contractor fails in any area of the screening, they will NOT be allowed to enter. We have also been urging all residential living residents to self-restrict any guests, including family members.

We continue to monitor all residents and employees who may exhibit any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and, if necessary, ask that they reach out to their personal physicians for medical advice.  

We are taking all of the necessary steps in following infection control protocols. Covenant Living of Florida has a COVID-19 task force in place and is in continuous contact with its Central Office COVID-19 task force that is providing the community with additional information regarding guidelines, and cleaning and securing medical supplies.

Update:  4/10/2020

Read the full 4/10/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  4/6/2020

Covenant Living of Florida has learned of more cases of the Coronavirus at our community. One individual at our community has tested positive and diagnosed with COVID-19 from residential living. This person was initially being cared for within our skilled nursing following a hospitalization for a separate health matter. Because of the timing and as a precaution, the individual went back to the hospital, and as of today, remains under their care. Additionally, we learned that two employees from skilled nursing have tested positive. Both are self-isolating at home.

These new cases have been reported to the Broward County Health Department and we are working closely with them for additional guidance, in addition to already following strict infection control protocols. As a reminder, within health care, employees use PPE when isolation is necessary and we are carrying out disinfection and cleaning within all of the health care center.

Given the nature of this virus and with the increased availability of COVID-19 testing in our hospitals now, we are prepared for additional positive test results as we continue to do all we can to stop the spread.

Covenant Living of Florida has an internal COVID-19 task force that meets several times a day and is also in continuous contact with its national headquarters COVID-19 task force that is providing the community with additional information regarding guidelines, and cleaning and medical supplies.

Update:  4/4/2020

Covenant Living of Florida has learned that a post-acute care patient from within its skilled nursing health center and was re-hospitalized on Wednesday, April 1 has tested positive for COVID-19. The personal care physician was notified and the individual was transported back to the hospital where a COVID-19 test was given and it was returned as positive.

All residents and employees at the community have also been notified of the situation.

As a matter of protocol, we have been in contact with the Broward County Health Department and out of an abundance of caution are retraining all of our employees on identifying any symptoms consistent with COVID-19, retraining on proper use of PPE, when isolation is necessary and carrying out disinfection and cleaning within all of the health care center.

In following our current guidelines and protocols, all employees coming to work each day are screened with health assessment questions and a temperature screening. If an employee, visitor or contractor fails in any area of the screening, they will NOT be allowed to enter. We have also been urging all residential living residents to self-restrict any guests, including family members.

Additionally, we continue to monitor all residents and employees who may exhibit any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and, if necessary, ask that they reach out to their personal physicians for medical advice. To date, we’ve been very fortunate to not have any positive COVID-19 cases on our campus.

Covenant Living of Florida has an internal COVID-19 task force that meets several times a day and is also in continuous contact with its national headquarters COVID-19 task force that is providing the community with additional information regarding guidelines, and cleaning and medical supplies.

Update:  4/3/2020

Read the full 4/3/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  3/27/2020

Read the full 3/27/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update:  3/20/2020

Read the full 3/20/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update: 3/13/2020

Read the full 3/13/2020 statement by Terri Cunliffe here

Update: 3/10/2020

Covenant Living Communities and Services continues to stay on top of the latest regarding the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) across the nation and in our local communities. To date, none of our communities have been directly impacted. 

However, due to concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus and in order to maintain a healthy community, we respectfully discourage all non-essential visits to our community. This request is for all individuals—including family members—as a preventive measure and precautionary step to protect our residents and staff until further notice.

Covenant Living is already following strict protocols and guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and local and state health departments. Our emergency response plans include everything from infectious control protocols, ensuring our health care employees providing care have adequate supplies to contingencies regarding dining services and activities, if necessary. In addition, we are reinforcing regular and thorough hand washing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and telling any employee who is sick to stay home. 

It is important we all remain vigilant and pay close attention to our own health and places we visit, in particular if any resident, employee or visitor has recently returned from travel overseas or has any signs of illness. 

We pray for those impacted by the coronavirus in our country and for the safety of our residents, employees and their families. Together with your vigilance, along with planning and preparedness, we can maintain a safe and health community in which we live and work. 

Update: 3/4/2020

The safety of our residents, employees and visitors is a top priority and it is important that we remain vigilant in protecting our residents and staff to maintain a healthy community.

Covenant Living Communities and Services is paying extremely close attention to the coronavirus situation in our country and on the local level at each of our communities. We have assembled a task force to monitor this situation, remain educated on the latest information from health officials, and implement any plans we have in place that may become necessary to ensure the health and safety of all of our residents, employees, family members and visitors. Our Central Office has a readiness plan for any potential COVID-19 outbreaks, in addition to our already established emergency response plans. 

Our emergency response plans are developed following strict guidelines as recommended by local, state and national health officials. Those plans include everything from infectious control protocols, ensuring our health care employees providing care have adequate supplies to contingencies regarding dining services and activities, if necessary. In addition, we are reinforcing regular hand washing as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and telling any employee who is sick to stay home. 

It is important we all remain vigilant and pay close attention to our own health and places we visit, in particular if any resident, employee or visitor has recently returned from travel overseas. 

We pray the Coronavirus situation across the world and here at home is short-lived and that the residents, employees, and their families of Covenant Living remain untouched. Together with your vigilance, along with our planning and preparedness, it will guide us to maintain a safe and healthy community in which we live and work.