UPDATE: Each week we will provide updates on any changes regarding COVID-19 for our communities. Click to get the latest update.

5/25/2020: Visitation is restricted in all buildings. But, you can still send letters, photos, video chat, and send care packages to your loved ones! Check in with each district entity to see how you can support the residents and staff during this time. Contact information available here.

For up-to-date COVID-19 information for Clatsop County, visit the Clatsop County COVID-19 Public Information Dashboard.

3/16/2020 UPDATE

Clatsop Care Health District would like to provide an update on COVID-19. We currently do not have any confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cased among our residents. In an effort to protect our vulnerable resident population from becoming ill, we have implemented the following steps:

1. Restrict and limit visitation to medically essential, per CMS guidelines;

2. All persons entering the building are being carefully screened for fever, signs or symptoms of illness, recent history of travel, etc.;

3. Our housekeeping schedules have been expanded with all staff taking part in the sanitizing high traffic areas;

4. Community activities (except medical appointments) have been suspended;

5. We're applying infection control principles used to manage respiratory infections and outbreaks to COVID-19

Thank you for your support as we apply these recommended guidelines. If you have questions, please contact the building administrator:

Clatsop Care Health & RehabilitationDavid Miller, 503.325.0313

Clatsop Care Retirement VillageLauna DeGuisti, 503.325.4676

Clatsop Care Memory CommunityJen Williams, 503.994.2060

Clatsop Care In-Home ServicesDeb Martin, 503.325.0313

How to Connect with Residents During Visitor Restriction

"To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart."

-Phyllis Theroux

Right now, we're doing our best to enact social distancing and restricted visitation to keep our loved ones safe. But, that can be lonely and difficult for many people. Here are a few suggestions for connecting with residents when you're not able to speak face-to-face:

  1. Phone calls: phone calls are an easy way to connect with a resident daily. If it may be difficult to call the resident directly, or if they need help connecting, call the facility to see if you can set up a time to call to make sure someone is available to assist.

  2. Video chat: many of us can access video chat on our phones or other devices. CCHR has enabled video chat to make it easier for residents who might have issues with a telephone, or would benefit from seeing a family member or friend. Call the facility to set up a time that would work best for the resident's schedule, and to make sure someone is available to assist.

  3. Letters: writing a letter or sending a card is a wonderful way to let someone know you're thinking of them. Mailing addresses for each facility can be found here.