What Fairing Way is doing about COVD-19
UPDATE AS OF 3/18/2020:
Flu and COVID-19 viral infection status changes daily. This is a reminder that if you or your direct contacts travel overseas or to high risk areas in the U.S, please inform Fairing Way and Dwyer Home so that required screening protocols are implemented. Symptoms of COVID-19 include cough, fever, shortness of breath, and/or sore throat. Call your health care provider for these symptoms and stay in your apartment unless leaving campus for an MD appointment.
As of March 18, 2020 all Residents, vendors and visitors of Fairing Way will access the buildings via the main entrance. There are no outside visitors allowed at Dwyer Home at this time. You will have a brief screening survey and a temperature taken. Visitors to the campus under the age of 16, except for end of life situations, will be prohibited until further notice.
We are trying to keep up with the most current situation, but if you do have questions about our policies, please feel free to call us at 781-660-5000.
Responding to the spread of coronavirus, Fairing Way is actively preparing to prevent and contain cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel virus.
“The health and wellness of our residents and the caregiving teams who support them is our top priority,” said Nadine Shweiri, Independent Living Director. “Our team is concerned, we are informed, and we are providing education and resources. This is a fast-changing situation, and we are committed to ensuring that residents, their families, our dedicated staff, and our community are aware of our efforts and the precautions required for COVID-19 prevention and containment.”
Fairing Way’s leadership is in regular communication with local and state public health officials, as well as with officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have also implemented an emergency preparedness plan, which includes:
- Screening visitors for any symptoms, including temperature
- Requesting the use of hand sanitizers upon entering the community
- Restricting activities that involve large crowds or sharing of food and drinks
- Continuation and training on the use of proper hand-washing and use of preventative measures
In addition, we are advising all friends and family of our residents to refrain from visiting if they are feeling ill and have symptoms of infection. “These precautions are vital to helping us avoid and minimize the possible spread of coronavirus,” said Ms. Shweiri.
She added: “At this time, we do not have any diagnosed cases of residents or staff being infected with coronavirus. Open communication is crucial. We will provide regular updates via email on our community’s status.”
For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/
Thank you for your continued support and for being a valuable member of our community.