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 90% of our staff have received their COVID-19 vaccination. At the beginning of August unvaccinated staff and contract employees were notified that they must receive all required doses of the COVID-19 vaccination no later than October 1, 2021.
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. We also encourage outdoor visits regardless of vaccination status. Please note that all visitors must be screened at the main entrance, even if you are not having an indoor visit.
Visitor Policies (Updated September 17, 2021):
Due to an exposure to COVID-19, visitors are not currently allowed on the first floor of The Pavilion. Residents are on quarantine for 14 days.
To access the City of Chicago Travel Advisory website with the current orange/high-risk states, click here.
Visitors who are fully vaccinated and volunteer to show proof of vaccination may visit in any part of the community 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). You are also encouraged to use the outdoor areas for your visit; we just ask that you select an area away from other residents.
If you have traveled to a high-risk state:
- If you travel by car to a high-risk state you are not required to have a COVID test before visiting CBV.
- If you travel by plane, train or bus to a high-risk state you are required to bring a negative COVID result within 72 hours (3 days) of your visit.
CBV provides COVID testing on Wednesday’s from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., and also from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. You are welcome to stop by during these times to receive a test.
Guidelines for visitors in The Commons and Terrace who are fully vaccinated can be viewed here.
To view the visitor guidelines for Pavilion visitors who are fully vaccinated, click here.
Not Fully Vaccinated or Choose Not to Share:
Visitors who are not fully vaccinated or prefer not to disclose status may visit in designated visiting areas, or meet outside under the tent by the main entrance. The outdoor tent has chairs for 4 guests to visit with a resident. This can be used by vaccinated and non-vaccinated visitors. No appointment is necessary so there may be a short wait if the tent is being used by another group. If you are using the tent and notice that another family is waiting, we ask that you limit your visit to 30 minutes. If your loved one needs help getting outside, one of the vaccinated visitors may go to their room to assist them.
If you have traveled to a high-risk state:
- If you have not been vaccinated and visit a high-risk state you are required to quarantine for 10 days before visiting a resident at CBV.
To schedule a visit in a designated area, please click here.
Guidelines for visitors who are not fully vaccinated or prefer not to share, can be viewed here.
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.
If you have any other questions please send an email to Becca Galuska at email@example.com or give her a call at (708) 583-8519.
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 14 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 14 days regardless of their vaccination status
- Those who have travelled to an “orange” state must quarantine for 10 days before coming to CBV for a visit, regardless of vaccination status
- Those who are unvaccinated and traveled by public transportation (i.e. airplane, bus, train) within the last 14 days
- Those who have traveled internationally within the past 14 days regardless of their vaccination status, unless the visitor presents a negative COVID test within 72 hours prior to visiting
- 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