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WYCCF updates Covid-19 visitation policy

The White & Yellow Cross Care Foundation has ๐ฎ๐ฉ๐๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ its ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฅ๐ข๐œ๐ฒ ๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ฎ๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ considerably and welcome family and friends to visit loved ones while adhering to the new guidelines.



Since the rise of active cases in January, the WYCCF has adopted a stricter Covid-19 visitation policy due to the more contagious Omicron variant. Many unvaccinated staff/clients got infected, but also some vaccinated staff/clients tested positive. Because the WYCCF residents are among the highest risk groups, it was crucial to shield them from the virus and prevent a possible outbreak within the facility. However, these policies make it more difficult for family or friends to visit. Some clients haven't seen their loved ones in a while due to this strict and limited policy. Especially for the older and more vulnerable clients, this impacts their quality of life. Therefore, since the numbers have dropped, it is time to take one step back to normality.


This means that the WYCCF is ๐ฌ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐‚๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง restrictions, ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ ๐›๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ. Visitation hours returned to normal and without the necessity of making an appointment. If both client and visitor are vaccinated, the visitor can go into the clients' room, and no social distance is required. If the client OR visitor is not vaccinated, the visitor cannot enter the building and has to visit on the porch, with strict social distancing. The use of a facemask, strict hand hygiene and no contact with other clients applies to everyone. Proof of vaccination is required upon entry.

The WYCCF also updated its definition of ''Fully Vaccinated.'' The WYCCF considers you fully vaccinated if you received a vaccine (second or booster) within the last 5 months

OR when you recovered from Covid within the last 8 weeks.


The WYCCF hopes to return to pre-covid times as soon as possible. However, even though the numbers are dropping, there are still active cases on the island, so we must stay careful, as the safety of our clients is always the #1 priority.


The WYCCF believes that these guidelines are safe enough to allow visits to happen safely. ๐“๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ž, ๐ฐ๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ฅ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ก๐จ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐–๐˜๐‚๐‚๐… ๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฏ๐ข๐ฌ๐ข๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ, ๐š๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ฎ๐ข๐ง๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ข๐ญ.



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