COVID-19 Information and Precautions

We continue to take cautionary measures and follow CDC guidelines. We are also receiving information from state and local officials. Please review this information and see the precautions we are taking to protect against COVID-19.

Symptoms of respiratory infection, including COVID-19:

-Shortness of Breath or difficulty breathing
-Muscle pain
-Sore throat
-New loss of taste or smell
-Gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (less common)

The measures we are taking include:

    • Clear and constant communication with staff, residents, and visitors
      • Posting signs and reminders at the facility
      • Communicating verbal answers from staff to residents and visitors
      • Posting information to our website
    • Protection of our workforce includes:
      • Screening employees, residents, and visitors for symptoms of acute respiratory illness (fever, cough, difficulty breathing)
      • Sick leave policies are non-punitive and flexible
      • Insisting that sick employees stay home and call in replacement staff
      • Constant training and ensuring proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
      • Verifying an inventory of PPE
    • Protection of our residents includes:
      • Separating residents who show respiratory symptoms away from others
      • Restricting field trips and activities outside the facility
      • Providing in-room activities to reduce exposures
      • Allowing for in-room dining to reduce the risk of exposure
      • Increased cleaning throughout the facility
    • Protection of all visitors, vendors, and deliveries includes:
      • Restricted visitation with the exception of end of life care and patients with physical, intellectual, and/or developmental disabilities and patients with cognitive impairments.
      • Maintaining social distancing
      • Encouraging family and friends to reach out socially (phone call, video conferencing) to residents to help with feelings of loneliness and isolation during this time

We appreciate the confidence and trust you have in us to care for family members. We will keep you informed as we navigate the ongoing situation.

Contact Us

The Orchards Post-Acute
730 34th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301