March 9, 2020
Dear Beatitudes Family,
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) begins to have an impact on our communities, we feel it’s important to share with you more about the steps we’re taking across our campus to do our best to prevent or slow down any potential outbreak in an effort to keep residents, employees and community safe and healthy.
The health and safety of our community has always been our top priority and we are in an unprecedented and rapidly changing situation with COVID-19. I want to assure you that Beatitudes Campus has been working diligently to prepare for a potential spread of the virus. Our emergency preparedness and operations teams are meeting regularly and detailed plans for every area of campus are in place and we are adjusting as new guidance is shared by government entities like the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Center for Disease Control and professional associations like Arizona LeadingAge and LeadingAge National.
We understand the concern about the spread of COVID-19, and we are taking action. As of today, we do not know of a direct connection to the virus or to diagnosed cases of COVID-19. As we learn more about COVID-19 and after guidance from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH), we have decided to implement stronger protective measures for the campus so we can mitigate the risk to our community.
Beatitudes Campus is taking enhanced steps across the campus. We are restricting visitors to Beatitudes Campus. Only healthcare workers and staff are permitted on the campus. We are screening all people by taking temperatures and asking questions about symptoms, contact with anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 and travel history per regulatory guidance. We are canceling all events and group gatherings on campus. This includes luncheons, seminars, board meetings, committee meetings, marketing events, bridge groups, etc.
We understand that this is not an ideal situation; however, we are doing this out of an abundance of caution for our community. This is a fast-evolving health situation, yet we are committed to finding ways to best support our residents, staff and families at this difficult and ever-changing time. If you have questions or concerns, you can also send them to [email protected]
President and CEO