Cody Regional Health Long Term Care Amends (Some) COVID-19 Protocols
Written by Andrew-Rossi on July 14, 2021
As the number of COVID-19 cases in Cody stays low, Cody Regional Health is altering some of its protocols enacted to keep residents safe during the pandemic.
As 2021 progresses, COVID-19 seems like a thing of the past to many Cody residents. While a small surge is occurring nationally, the local COVID climate has stayed low enough for long enough that some restrictions are being lifted for the most vulnerable residents.
Cody Regional Health has announced changes at its Long Term Care Center. Some of the precautions they mandated for residents, staff, and visitors are being lifted as the threat of COVID-19 ebbs away.
Effective immediately, Cody Regional Health is permitting indoor visitation at the Long Term Care Center on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Appointments will not be required for visits, but there will be limited availability for now. Three indoor areas and two outdoor areas have been set aside for visitation every day from 9 a.m .to 6 p.m.
While indoor visits are allowed, there are still safety procedures Cody Regional Health asks of any visitors. If you would like to visit a loved one at the Long Term Care Center, please follow this procedure:
- Come to the front door at 707 Sheridan Ave and be screened
- Plan on wearing a mask while inside the Long Term Care Center
- Limit visits to 45 minutes
- Limit the number of visitors to two at a time.
If any visits including children 17 and under, Cody Regional Health encourages utilizing an outdoor setting for that visit
In addition, the Long Term Care Center is halting its weekly COVID-19 tests for residents and staff.
Since there are no active cases of COVID-19 in the facility, Cody Regional Health is no longer required to perform weekly tests. If this status changes, tests will likely resume.
From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, senior citizens have been the population most at risk. Thus, the lessening of these restrictions is a sign of the improving health of the Cody community.
On Tuesday, July 13, there were seven active cases and 150 probable cases of COVID-19 in Park County. On average, 1.5 new cases are confirmed every day in the county.
There haven’t been more than 40 active cases of COVID-19 in Park County since late January. Similarly, there haven’t been more than five simultaneous COVID-19 hospitalizations since the end of January.
Learn more about the COVID-19 climate in Park County by following Park County Public Health Officer Dr. Aaron Billin on Facebook: