COVID-19 Visitor Information and Procedures

With a heart to serve, the health and safety of our residents and staff continues to be our top priority at Central Baptist Village. We are pleased to share that 98% of our residents and 97% of our staff are fully vaccinated. As of October 1, 2021 CBV staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Exceptions have been made for medical and religious reasons.

All visitors are welcome regardless of vaccination status but we do have special protocols in place to minimize risk and prevent future outbreaks.

The CDC requires that all visitors continue to wear face masks in healthcare settings.

Visitor Policies (Updated May 3, 2022):

Guidelines for The Commons and The Terrace:

All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, can visit in apartments in The Commons and The Terrace without scheduling a visit. You will still need to be screened when you arrive, so plan your visit between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (and avoid meal times).

Please click on the link below to view the guidelines for visitors.

The Commons – Independent Living

The Terrace – Assisted Living

Guidelines for The Pavilion:

Since we do not have private rooms in The Pavilion we are unable to allow unvaccinated visitors in the rooms.

The Pavilion – Skilled Care (Visitor is Vaccinated) – proof of vaccination is required

The Pavilion – Skilled Care (Visitor is unvaccinated or prefers not to share)

Visitors who are not fully vaccinated or prefer not to disclose status may visit in designated visiting areas.  To schedule a visit in a designated area, or if you would like access to your loved one’s room, please call our main line at (708) 583-8500 to schedule. Reservations can be made Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.. We ask that you call at least 24 hours in advance of your visit, so we can arrange for staff to bring your loved one to the visit. 

General Visiting Information

Residents who are fully vaccinated can choose to have close contact (including hugs and holding hands) with their visitors while wearing a well-fitting face mask and performing hand-hygiene before and after. CMS and CDC continue to recommend that social distancing of 6 feet should be maintained outside of brief contacts, when either party has not been vaccinated.

We continue to strictly follow the core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention which include: 

  • Screening: everyone who enters our community is screened for exposure, signs and symptoms of COVID-19. Visitors will be excluded under the following conditions:
    • Measured body temperature of 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit or more
    • Symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 10 days
    • Diagnosis of COVID-19 and have not completed the appropriate period of isolation
    • Those who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 infection in the prior 10 days regardless of their vaccination status
  • Hand hygiene: hand sanitizer is readily available throughout our community.
  • Face covering: universal masking is required in our community.
  • Social distancing of at least 6 feet between persons.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting: continuous cleaning of high touch surfaces and enhanced disinfection procedures.
  • PPE: sufficient supplies of essential PPE are maintained.
  • Testing: employees are currently tested once a week, and residents are tested if there is the possibility of exposure or they display symptoms.

Communication: Recognizing that transparent communication is imperative, we continue to provide updates to families. If you would like to receive the updates, please click here

Our protocols for residents moving into the community continue to change as we receive new updates from CMS and the Illinois Department of Public Health. To speak with someone in the Marketing Department to learn more about the procedures and find out if Central Baptist Village is a good fit for you or your loved one please call (708) 583-8500.

We are humbled and encouraged by all of the support we are receiving. We are especially thankful for the expertise of our Board and Medical Director, cooperation of the residents, trust of our family members, and most of all, the hard work and sacrifices of our dedicated staff members. As a community inspired by faith, we are fortunate to have an abundance of kindness, grace and joy. It is the combination of these factors that makes Central Baptist Village a community with heart and a wonderful place to live.

Together we will get through this.

Dawn Mondschein, CEO

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