To protect our vulnerable population, we follow strict guidelines for safety.
We are following guidelines and recommendations issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), California Department of Health, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Department of Social Services.
OUR PREVENTATIVE MEASURES ON CAMPUS INCLUDE
- Entry to the campus is limited to employees, essential volunteers, and necessary vendors, such as supply deliveries. Family visitation is allowed when we have met certain conditions per LA Public Health. Families will be notified when visits must be temporarily discontinued
- Every single person entering campus is screened before entry. Staff are also screened upon exit. The screening consists of a thermal scanner (for body temperature) and a questionnaire about any symptoms as greater insight evolves from the medical community
- Campus entry/exit is restricted to Gate 2 at the corner of Mulholland and Spielberg Drive
- Activities are also allowed when certain conditions have been met. Residents will be notified if group activities need to be canceled or modified
ENHANCED INFECTION CONTROL
Additionally, MPTF has implemented enhanced infection control procedures designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are performing regular surveillance testing for COVID-19 on all campus residents monthly and all campus staff at least once monthly; twice monthly if they have direct contact with our residents.
Through its MPTF Studios in-house media outlet, MPTF is able to communicate broadly with its residents on a 24/7 basis, providing COVID-19 updates as well as programming that keeps residents alert and engaged. As you know, we take the health of our residents and employees very seriously as we care for a vulnerable population as well as our precious caregivers. When families are temporarily restricted from visiting, they are receiving weekly update communications from MPTF.
ADDITIONAL PROCEDURES INCLUDE
- Ongoing education of our staff on the most current CDC recommendations for protecting residents
- Keeping our residents informed regarding COVID-19 hygiene
- Campus-wide hand sanitizer stations, hand gel bottles, and germicidal wipes, along with informational signage
- Increased frequency of cleaning in residential and nursing area high touch surfaces
- Increased cleaning of restrooms and public areas with anti-viral, anti-bacterial chemical solutions
OPENINGS AND CLOSURES
- The UCLA-Health Age-Well Health Center and UCLA Health Physical Therapy facility remain open and are operating under normal hours. Any outside visitors to either of these facilities will undergo the campus entry process described above
- The Saban Center for Health and Wellness is closed