With improving statistics around COVID-19, it is a time of hope and a promise of return to future ‘normalcy’! As we look toward easing restrictions and phased re-openings, RVNAhealth encourages you to resist the temptation to ease your own hygiene and distancing measures, especially around higher risk populations. Now is not the time to re-introduce visits to older family members and friends who are isolating safely at home. The CDC still recommends continued social distancing for older adults.
Likewise, RVNAhealth encourages alternative ways to stay connected with older family members and friends who remain at home. Rather than in-home visits, we recommend ‘drive-by visits,’ visits through glass doors or windows, video chats and good old-fashioned phone calls! Outdoor visits, with face coverings and at least six feet distancing, may also be considered if all are healthy with no symptoms.