Coronavirus (COVID-19) UpdatePatient Experience
Mar 15, 2022
March 15, 2022 Update:
All Brooks Rehabilitation locations are open for business. We ask all our employees, patients and guests to remain vigilant. Staff, patients and visitors who have COVID-19, symptoms of COVID-19 or currently meet the criteria for quarantine, should not enter any of our facilities.
Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital:
- Patients can now have unlimited visitors. We ask that only two visitors are in a patient room at a time to help reduce congestion.
- The Healing Garden and Pond are great locations for larger groups to visit.
Learn more about our visitation policy.
Brooks Outpatient Clinics:
- It is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED that patients and visitors continue to wear masks while in our outpatient clinics but it is no longer mandatory.
- This is based on CDC guidance on when to wear a mask. The counties we serve are all medium to low positivity rates at this time.
- EMPLOYEES who are patient facing are still REQUIRED to wear a masks due to CDC recommendations for healthcare workers and Brooks’ Infection Prevention standards.
- If employees, patients or visitors are sick – they should not come to work or attend therapy.
- We will continue to monitor the environment and will provide updates when policies or procedures change.
Skilled Nursing, Assisted Living and Green House Residences:
We are currently allowing Required Visitation which means “a facility must facilitate in person visitation consistent with CMS guidelines”. Please visit the website below: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-20-39-nh-revised.pdf.
- We strongly encourage limiting the time and visits with your loved ones in our facilities for their safety and yours.
- Masks are required when entering the facility and encouraged when visiting your loved one in the room. Visitors must remain in the patient/resident’s room throughout the visit. CMS Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection also include proper hand hygiene (alcohol based hand rub preferred) and social distancing (6 feet apart) in accordance with CDC guidelines.