Cedar Lane Policies During COVID-19 Health Emergency

Updated March 18, 2021

How we’re keeping our residents and team members safe.

At Cedar Lane Senior Living Community, the wellbeing of our residents and employees is our highest priority, and continues to guide our actions as we navigate the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. We are closely monitoring policy and guidance from Federal and State leaders, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the St. Mary’s County Health Department to inform real-time operational decisions. At this time, the following protocol is being implemented in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. It includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Face coverings are required for all residents, staff members, support personnel and visitors.

  • As of April 1, 2021, visitors are welcome Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • Visitors must check in at the Front Desk and pass a temperature check.

  • Social distancing must be followed in all community rooms and common spaces.

  • As of April 1, 2021, small group activities will return to Cedar Lane on a sign-up basis.

  • Cedar Lane offices are closed to walk-in visitors. All business is being conducted by phone and email.

New residents have four options upon moving in:

  1. Show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination – If you have received the full dosing of any COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks prior to your move-in day, and you are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, no quarantine period is required.
  2.  Show proof of a negative COVID-19 test – If you have been tested for COVID-19 and receive negative test results within three days of your move-in day, and you are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, no quarantine period is required.
  3. Move in and make an appointment to be tested – If you move in without being fully vaccinated or without a negative COVID-19 test, you will have to quarantine. You may leave quarantine to receive a COVID-19 test. You must immediately return to Cedar Lane after your test and wait for results. If your test results come back negative, your quarantine period is over. Testing is free and there are local testing sites where no doctor’s order is required. Visit http://www.smchd.org/covid-19-testing for locations and hours. If your test results are positive, follow Health Department guidance.
  4.  Quarantine for 10 days.

We recognize that this is a time of uncertainty and, now more than ever, it is important to have clear communications in place to ensure that information is shared in an effective and timely manner. To this end, we are committed to providing additional updates as further information is made available.

In the meantime, we will continue to do all that we can to support our residents, fellow team members, and the  community.

Sincerely,
Cedar Lane Management