Cumulative Number of Positive COVID-19 Cases:
Residents = 14
Employees = 57
Last Positive Case Confirmed On February 5, 2021
Data Updated On May 3, 2021
After much anticipation, on Wednesday, March 10 we received the regulatory changes regarding visitation from CMS. We are excited to announce that we are now able to offer in person, indoor visitation with contact with your loved one!
We will follow the same process for scheduling your visit as we have been following for window visits. You can email Donna Holland at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 918-794-1925 to schedule a 45 minute visit Tuesday – Saturday at 10, 11, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 o’clock. Visits will be scheduled in the order requests are received. If you get Donna’s voicemail, please leave a message and she will return your call as quickly as possible.
You will be screened for COVID-19 symptoms at the guard shack and provided a mask that you will be required to wear at all times and then proceed to park at the circle drive. You will follow the signs to the side entrance of the building where you will enter, complete hand hygiene, and be escorted to the visitation room. Your loved one will meet you there! We are limiting the number of visitors at one time to 4 individuals per resident in order to accommodate as many visits as possible while maintaining infection control protocols.
If you already have a window visit appointment scheduled for next week, it will automatically be switched to an in person visit, so come at your scheduled time and follow the signs to the side entrance.
If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with anyone who has COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please do not come to campus. Please call and reschedule your visit.
We are very thankful that we have not had any new cases of COVID-19 in residents or staff since February 5th. If we do have a new positive case, we will temporarily suspend visitation while we conduct outbreak testing and determine if any spread has occurred. Based on the results, we will resume visitation in any area that does not have new cases. As always, compassionate care visits will continue, as needed, even during periods of outbreak testing.
We are also excited to share that physically-distanced communal dining and group activities are resuming throughout Saint Simeon’s. Our Dining Services and Life Enrichment teams have done an extraordinary job of continuing to serve and engage our residents during the restrictions, but everyone is thrilled to be able to encourage socialization among our residents in a safe manner. Additionally, the salons are reopened with physical distancing and vaccinated stylists so the residents are enjoying some special pampering and looking great for their in person visits with you!
Thank you again for your continued prayers and support, and we look forward to seeing you all very soon!
As you may have heard in the news, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Tulsa County, Oklahoma by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH). We do not have any cases of COVID-19 at our community, but this development triggers heightened infection control practices and protocols as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Please know that maintaining the health, wellness and safety of your loved one is our number one priority.
Effective immediately, Saint Simeon’s will restrict visitation on our campus as recommended by the CDC. For the health and safety of our residents, we ask that you do not visit our campus at this time. Based on federal guidance, no visitors will be permitted into our community, except for the essential vendors or family members of a resident who is at the end of life. These individuals will undergo a health screening process prior to entering the community to minimize the residents’ risk of exposure.
Please know that the news about the spread of this disease is concerning for us all. We understand that communication with your loved ones is incredibly important and encourage you to communicate with them in other ways such as the telephone, video chat, e-mail, or social media. We are happy to assist in connecting you with your family member, if needed.
In addition to restricting visitation to prevent the illness on our campus, we are also focused on infection control best practices with our staff and residents. Staff has been trained on the symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and on CDC recommended infection prevention techniques, and they have clear protocols to stay home and not come to work if they are ill or symptomatic or have been exposed to someone who is infected with COVID-19.
We continue to monitor information and guidance from the OSDH, CMS, and the CDC and are working with state and local public health and emergency preparedness officials to prevent the illness and strengthen our preparation for a possible outbreak. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause, but we believe it is in the best interest of our residents. We will continue to keep you informed.
Please also visit our website at www.saintsimeons.org, our FaceBook page Saint Simeon’s Senior Community, and our Instagram page @saint_simeons for regular updates, and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
Angela Green, BS, LNHA