CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (February 22, 2021)
Morning Pointe locations throughout the state of Kentucky will be able to begin relaxing previously installed restrictions regarding limited indoor visitation for fully vaccinated residents in personal care communities effective today, February 22, 2021.
Morning Pointe will continue to follow Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines along with those from the Kentucky Department of Health for social distancing and the prevention and spread of COVID-19, including the use of facemasks at all times. Per CDC guidelines, people who have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they have been fully vaccinated against the disease within the last three months and show no symptoms.
Fully vaccinated is defined as at least 14 days following the receipt of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine, which includes both rounds of a 2-dose regimen or inoculation, per CDC guidelines. Visitors interested in scheduling an appointment at a Morning Pointe campus will need to call the building at least 24 hours in advance. The campus will advise individuals on the types of visitation available at that time. Depending on the location, visitation can occur in designated areas or a resident’s room while continuing to follow all CDC guidelines for COVID-19.
“These latest updates to visitation in our Kentucky communities are a giant first step in reuniting our residents with their loved ones in person,” said Heather Tussing, executive vice president for Morning Pointe Senior Living. “Following on the heels of our successful vaccine clinics, we can begin the process of safely opening our buildings back up to families. This is a great day for the state of Kentucky and all of Morning Pointe. We look forward to updates on visitation in other states soon.”
Upon arrival at the building, all visitors will need to review the Kentucky COVID-19 guidance and sign an acknowledgement of receipt. At entry, a visitor must provide either a copy of documentation showing proof of fully completing an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccination or receiving a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR or antigen) within 3 days prior to the visit. Visitors can obtain a full list of visitation guidelines by contacting their local Morning Pointe community.
Independent Healthcare Properties, LLC, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based senior healthcare services company, is the developer, owner, and manager of 35 Morning Pointe assisted living and The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence communities in five southeastern states. IHP was founded in 1996 by Tennessee healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. For more information, please visit www.morningpointe.com.