Cedar Creek’s Covid-19 Response
In response to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, Cedar Creek has worked diligently with the Maryland Department of Health, the local health department, and the CDC to develop policies consistent with current guidelines to keep our residents and staff as safe as possible.
What We’re Doing
- Twice Weekly Covid-19 testing of all employees with 24-hour turnaround for results.
- Employees are screened at the beginning of each shift, including temperature checks, exposure questions, and symptom reporting.
- All employees are trained by dedicated staff on enhanced infection control protocols, proper PPE usage, hand-washing, and sanitizing.
- All homes have UV lights in their HVAC systems and we have air purifiers in our homes for an added layer of protection.
- All new residents are required to be tested for Covid-19 prior to moving in, as well as upon arrival and every 5-7 days throughout the initial 14 day observation period.
- Family members are now able to visit for socially distanced outdoor visits, as well as scheduled indoor visits with proof of a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours.
- All other non-essential personnel is not allowed into our homes at this time, except for emergency purposes.
- We are working closely with a local hospital to provide the Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Treatment if a resident becomes eligible and is given prior approval from family and their health care provider.
Cedar Creek Covid-19 Vaccine Response
Getting our staff and residents vaccinated for Covid-19 is a top priority for Cedar Creek. We were able to advocate for our employees to be vaccinated through county clinics over one month ahead of their originally scheduled date and well before most assisted living staff in Montgomery County.
90% of our employees have been vaccinated against Covid-19 which is well above the national average of vaccination rates among employees of long-term care facilities in the country.
Our residents have been vaccinated through the federal Walgreens program and as of February 8, 2021, our residents have all received their first dose, with upcoming clinics scheduled over the next couple of months.