Copper Health Oro Valley continues to follow all federal, state and local guidelines, regulations and requirements and we continue to thoroughly track and follow the COVID-19 pandemic locally and globally.

COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESPONSE

Copper Health Oro Valley continues to follow all federal, state and local guidelines, regulations and requirements and we continue to thoroughly track and follow the COVID-19 pandemic locally and globally. To date, Copper Health Oro Valley has not admitted and will not admit any patients presumed to have or with an active diagnosis of COVID-19; during the admission screening process, we require a negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test at the hospital level before any new patients can be transferred to our facility. We are committed to protecting our patients, staff and community as long as this public health crisis continues. Please visit this page for up-to-date information and to monitor all COVID-19 community releases from Copper Health Oro Valley. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: MAY 20, 2020

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), preformed an Infection Control inspection of our facility regarding infection control protocols among staff and patients pertaining to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. No deficiencies were found and/or cited. 

This information is public record and can be found on the Arizona Department of Health Services website.

COVID-19 VISTOR POLICY UPDATE: OCTOBER 1, 2020

In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Pima County Health Department (PCHD), Copper Health Oro Valley has implemented a new visitor policy effective October 1, 2020. This policy has been carefully prepared with the safety of our patients, staff and community in mind. While the safety and well-being of our patients is our top priority, we understand that social interaction with loved ones is the bedrock of complete healing. We remain vigilant and appreciate your patience and understanding as we begin to transition into cautious normalcy. 

We have attached our visitor policy below, please contact our facility with any questions or to schedule a visit with your loved one

COVID-19 UPDATE: OCTOBER 1, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring all skilled nursing facilities to test their employees as often as twice weekly, weekly or monthly depending on the prevalence of the virus in their community.

The guidelines are as follows:

  • Two tests per week: Higher than 10% community spread
  • One test per week: 5%-10% community spread
  • Monthly test: Less than 5% community spread

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Pima County Health Department (PCHD), Pima County falls under the federal guidelines for testing in the less than 5% range of community spread of COVID-19.

We will be testing every staff member once a month as long as Pima County falls within this range.

COVID-19 UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 9, 2020

After months of facility lockdown, we are cautiously optimistic about beginning the transition to face-to-face family visitation, with physical distancing, as soon as Pima County has a COVID-19 positivity rate of less than 5%. This will ensure minimal risk of exposure to our patients and staff; currently, the rate is 7.5% community spread. At this time, we will continue to enforce our No Visitor policy as it stands while continuing window visitation. A full copy of our new visitor policy will be available once proper infection control protocols are in place to assure the safety and wellbeing of our patients, staff and community. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 3, 2020

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring all skilled nursing facilities to test their employees as often as twice weekly, weekly or monthly depending on the prevalence of the virus in their community. 

The guidelines are as follows:

  • Two tests per week: Higher than 10% community spread
  • One test per week: 5%-10% community spread
  • Monthly test: Less than 5% community spread

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Pima County Health Department (PCHD), Pima County falls under the federal guidelines for testing in the 5%-10% range of community spread of COVID-19. 

We will be testing every staff member once a week as long as Pima County falls within this range. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: AUGUST 20, 2020

Copper Health Oro Valley continues to be free of any patients and/or staff members with COVID-19; we continue to require a negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test at the hospital level before a patient admits to our facility, indefinitely, we are not admitting patients presumed to have or have an active disgnosis of COVID-19 and most importantly, we continue to remain vigilant. Our No Visitor policy remains in place and only essential personnel is given access to the facility. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) has ended their “blitz testing” campaign and will begin to shift their focus on facilities that currently have patients and/or staff with an active diagnosis of COVID-19. Although the “blitz testing” has ended, Copper Health Oro Valley continues to work with the Pima County Health Department (PCHD) and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) closely. Adequate testing capabilities are on hand and protocols are in place should their be a person under investigation (PUI) or an outbreak within the facility. We have gone to tremendous lengths to remain COVID-19 free and are monitoring the pandemic locally and globally. We are committed to protecting our patients, staff and community as long as this public health crisis continues. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: JUNE, 29 2020

Testing was preformed for all staff and patients currently admitted to the facility as of June 23, 2020 by the Arizona Department of Health Services; all staff and patients tested were found to be negative.  

COVID-19 UPDATE: JUNE 8, 2020

Testing was preformed for all staff and patients currently admitted to the facility as of June 1, 2020 by the Arizona Department of Health Services; all staff and patients tested were found to be negative.  

COVID-19 UPDATE: MAY 27, 2020

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Arizona Declaration of Emergency and Executive Order 2020-07 (March 11, 2020) establishing the Department of Health Services issue emergency rules for skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities and assisted living facilities to implement visitor policies designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Copper Health Oro Valley issued a No Visitor Policy effective March 13, 2020; the only exception to this policy will be in the in event of compassionate care (hospice). If a patient is under compassionate care ONLY ONE (1) VISITOR WILL BE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO THE FACILITY FOR THE DURATION OF THE PATIENT’S STAY. ALL OTHER GUESTS CAN VISIT USING WINDOW VISITS FOLLOWING STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES.

We understand this may be a troublesome burden on our patients and their loved ones; we have carefully designed these policies to lower the risk of exposure and contagion for our patients, nurses, staff and community, however, we continue to believe social support from those closest to our patients is the bedrock of complete healing. To assure proper visitation, we have altered our personal communication device policy to accommodate virtual visits as well as implemented window visits following strict social distancing guidelines. 

Copper Health Oro Valley has gone to tremendous lengths to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 throughout our community and most of all, our facility. As of today, we have not admitted any patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19 or person(s) under investigation (PUI), we continue to screen our employees and patients thoroughly and are adhering to strict infection control and testing protocols following guidance from federal, state and local officials. These will continue to be our policies as long as this public health crisis allows and continues. 

Although these are uncertain times, our focus remains the same− to provide exceptional transitional care for our patients to safely return home to their established living environments and loved ones. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and willingness to do your part in keeping our community and patients safe. Please continue to follow all federal, state and local guidelines for hygiene and cleanliness which include but are not limited to:

· Proper hand washing for 20 seconds or more

· Use alcohol-based sanitizer regularly

· Wipe down frequently touched surfaces often

· Stay home if you are feeling ill or are experiencing symptoms

· Seek medical attention if these symptoms do not retreat

Should you have any questions, concerns, comments or should you or your loved one need special arrangements for visits, please contact our Executive Director, Community Relations Director, Clinical Services Director or Social Services Director at 520-825-4669.

Yours in Health, 

Fred Randolph, M.A., LNHA

Executive Director 

 

COVID-19 VISITOR POLICY: MARCH 13, 2020

 

In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Arizona Declaration of Emergency and Executive Order 2020-07 (March 11, 2020) establishing the Department of Health Services issue emergency rules for skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities and assisted living facilities to implement visitor policies designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Copper Health Oro Valley issued a No Visitor Policy effective March 13, 2020; the only exception to this policy will be in the in event of compassionate care (hospice). If a patient is under compassionate care ONLY ONE (1) VISITOR WILL BE ALLOWED ENTRY INTO THE FACILITY FOR THE DURATION OF THE PATIENT’S STAY. IF YOUR LOVED ONE IS ON HOSPICE CARE, PLEASE LET THE FRONT DESK KNOW WHO WILL BE THE DESIGNATED VISITOR.

Only during normal normal office hours (9-4:30) will the front lobby be open to essential personnel. Any hours outside of normal business hours we ask that you follow the arrows on the building to gain access to the facility to drop off belongings to your loved ones. 

Although these are uncertain times, our focus remains the same; to provide exceptional transitional care for our patients to safely return home to their established living environments and loved ones. We sincerely appreciate your understanding and willingness to do your part in keeping our community and patients safe. Please continue to follow all federal, state and local guidelines for hygiene and cleanliness which include but are not limited to:

· Proper hand washing for 20 seconds or more

· Use alcohol-based sanitizer regularly

· Wipe down frequently touched surfaces often

· Stay home if you are feeling ill or are experiencing symptoms

Yours in Health, 

Fred Randolph, M.A, LNHA

Executive Director 

COVID-19 UPDATES AND RESPONSE

Copper Health Oro Valley continues to follow all federal, state and local guidelines, regulations and requirements and we continue to thoroughly track and follow the COVID-19 pandemic locally and globally. To date, Copper Health Oro Valley has not admitted and will not admit any patients presumed to have or with an active diagnosis of COVID-19; during the admission screening process, we require a negative polymerise chain reaction (PCR) test at the hospital level before any new patients can be transferred to our facility. We are committed to protecting our patients, staff and community as long as this public health crisis continues. Please visit this page for up-to-date information and to monitor all COVID-19 community releases from Copper Health Oro Valley.