03/10/2021 Update from the COO

We have no residents and no staff members with symptoms or a diagnosis of COVID-19

COVID-19 Update March 10, 2021

All Elders Inn residents have received the both doses of vaccine. 95%  of Lodge residents have received both doses and are passed their 14-day waiting period. The others are on their way, just not past their waiting period yet. As for staff, the vast majority are fully vaccinated.

Beginning today, Alameda County has moved from Purple Tier to Red Tier.

The Lodge will be allowed to open up indoor dining at 25% capacity for residents. Next week, they will be opening Outdoor Dining, starting with lunch.

We are following the changing CDC, State, and County guidelines to make sure we are considering safety while reopening group activities.

Our risk level remains at Orange.

Changes related to the county’s change to red tier include:

  • Residents who have received their 2 doses and have passed the 14 day waiting period may visit with family members in the outdoor patios, leave the facility to visit with family, friends, go shopping, ect, and they will NOT have to quarantine when they return, unless they have been directly exposed to someone who is COVID positive.
  • We are finalizing plans to allow Family members, Friends, and Guests of Residents who are fully vaccinated to visit with Residents in the Resident’s Private Apartment or other Private Areas. Read more here.
  • Staff and contractors will continue to wear masks inside the community and in common areas.
  • The Salon/Beauty Shop and Cafe in both buildings will open within the week with reduced seating capacity.
  • At Elders Inn we are creating a Theater area in the Buena Vista Lounge and plan to open it within the month.
  • The Theater at the Lodge will be opening within a week.
  • Residents are still encouraged to wear masks in common areas.
  • Staff members continue to receive testing every other week, and we are now able to perform our own in house COVID-19 tests for our staff, residents, and visitors.

Further guidance from the CDC, Alameda County Public Health, and Licensing on lifting restrictions is expected. We will continue to update our community and remain committed to working with our residents, team, and family members to open with care. Updates will be coming throughout the month.

Stephen Zimmerman
AEC Living Chief Operating Officer