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. 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 having an outdoor visit. 

Visitor Policies (Updated November 4, 2021):

Fully Vaccinated:

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 out of state, it is no longer necessary to bring a negative test.

Please click on the link below to view the guidelines for visitors who are fully vaccinated:

The Commons – Independent Living

The Terrace – Assisted Living

The Pavilion – Skilled Nursing

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 call our main line at (708) 583-8500. 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.

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 bgaluska@cbvillage.org 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

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