March 12, 2020
As the concerns of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) are continuing to evolve, we will continue to follow guidance from the Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a federal agency that administers the nation’s major health care programs including Medicare and Medicaid.
Please find the latest CMS guidance on COVID-19 for nursing facilities here:
Because of the progression of this outbreak and guidance from CMS, we will be restricting visitors from entering our facility. The facility entry doors will now be locked and only essential medical personnel will be admitted entry.
All medical personnel who enter the building must sign an attestation to the following:
In an effort to protect my loved one and the residents at Darby House from the risk of COVID-19, I confirm the following:
I currently do not have any of the following respiratory symptoms: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath. I have not traveled to the following locations in the past 14 days: China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea.
I have not been in close contact with an individual with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 (AKA Coronavirus) within the last 14 days.*
I do not reside, or within the past 14 days, have not resided in a community where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring.
I have not traveled on a cruise ship and have not been among large crowds in the last 14 days.
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