Dear Shannondale community, family, and friends,
Presbyterian Homes of Tennessee takes the health and safety of our residents, staff, and visitors very seriously. Our approach to COVID-19 was guided by recommendations from the CDC, CMS, State of Tennessee Department of Health, the Knox County Health Department, and the American Health Care Association. From the time the threat emerged, we have sought to keep open and transparent communication via our website on our plan, the number of COVID cases, and visitation restrictions. However, due to no recent positive cases of COVID-19, we have been pleased to see a return to normalcy as our residents enjoy visitation. We will continue to keep health and safety at the forefront, so we will continue to update our website with information on COVID including any changes in numbers or visitation. We feel optimistic but will be monitoring the situation and risks for any future mitigation efforts. The leadership of our organization takes very seriously the responsibility of addressing and managing any emerging concerns related to the spread of the virus.
Our initial plan was implemented according to our Medical Director’s advisement and we have continued to review it every two weeks to adapt the plan accordingly.
I hope this helps shed light on the changes to our plan to protect the most vulnerable individuals that entrust us with their care. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you again for your continued support of our organization.