Visitor Policy for COVID-19 Prevention

Visitor Policy for COVID-19 Prevention

Friday, March 6, 2020

It is Ambassador Health's top priority to keep our patients, residents, team members, and families safe and healthy. As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we have made changes to our visitation policy.

Ambassador Health has no suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases at this time. Your continued support of our actions to prevent the virus from entering our care campuses is greatly appreciated.

Until further notice, NO VISITORS or non-essential health care personnel will be permitted to enter an Ambassador Health care campus. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has informed all nursing facilities across the country to restrict visitors, with exceptions for compassionate care (e.g.. end-of-life situations) and non-essential personnel in order to protect those patients and residents that are at the highest risk for complications from the virus. This measure is based on the newest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Ambassador Health understands the vital importance of keeping residents engaged with loved ones and encourages alternative means of communication for people who would otherwise visit, such as virtual communications (e.g. phone, video-communication). In addition, Ambassador Health has increased our efforts to keep residents’ loved ones informed about their care. Consistent communication with our residents and their loved ones is key during this time, and Ambassador Health is more dedicated than ever to insuring the safety, comfort, and overall well-being of those who have chosen us for their healthcare needs.

Information & Resources:

CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Iowa Department of Health

Lincoln-Lancaster County (Nebraska) Health Department

Douglas County (Nebraska) Health Department

Southeast District (Nebraska) Health Department

CDC Handwashing 101 Video

How to Properly Use Hand Sanitizer Video