JAA Resident Meals and Activities REVISED Guidelines

Revised  and posted May 12, 2021

Over the past year, COVID has forced residents to endure prolonged isolation including dining and activity limitations required by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. COVID vaccinations have given these regulating agencies the opportunity to revise group dining and activity guidelines. The following is the current protocol for JAA resident dining and activities and is subject to change.

These guidelines apply to AHAVA Memory Care Center, Harry & Jeannette Weinberg Terrace, and The Residence at Weinberg Village.

DINING

  • There are no definitive distance requirements at dining tables to which vaccinated residents must adhere. The maximum number of residents at a single table depends on the table being used.
  • Residents with a preference for seating are accommodated whenever possible. When space or preferences are not an issue, an “every other seat” approach is recommended.
  • Dining placards and predetermined seating for residents are suggested.
  • Unvaccinated residents are permitted in the dining room. However, they shall sit in a dedicated area, furthest from the dining entrance and well distanced from the vaccinated resident area.
  • Unvaccinated or not-fully-vaccinated residents are required to continue to wear masks (except when eating) and must remain socially distant during dining. Dining tables for unvaccinated residents should be at least six (6) feet long to accommodate social distance.
  • If not-(fully)-vaccinated residents are dining but are unable to socially distance, all residents (vaccinated, not fully vaccinated, or unvaccinated) in the dining area are required to wear masks except when eating. In this scenario, vaccinated residents are not required to socially distance. However, the unvaccinated residents must socially distance.
  • It is acceptable for only for unvaccinated memory residents not to wear masks when they have difficulty keeping them on.
  • All residents must sanitize hands upon entering the dining area and after eating.
  • Cleaning/disinfecting tables/chairs with EPA-approved product in dining areas occurs after each meal.
  • Staff are required to wear PPE including masks and shields for direct care while residents are dining.

ACTIVITIES

  • Integration between different units/floors is permitted, as long as there are no outbreaks or exposure considerations within any single unit.
  • Unvaccinated residents are permitted to participate during group activities. However, they shall be in a dedicated area and well distanced from vaccinated residents.
  • Residents who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated are required to continue to wear masks and remain socially distant during group activities.
  • If residents who are not (fully) vaccinated are present and unable to socially distance, all residents (vaccinated and unvaccinated) in the activity area are required to wear masks.
  • It is acceptable for only for unvaccinated memory residents not to wear masks when they have difficulty keeping them on.
  • All residents must sanitize hands prior to and after participating in activities.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting with EPA-approved products occur after each activity.
  • Reused items, tabletops, and chairs are disinfected after the activity. Disposable items are recommended whenever available.
  • For any outside vendors providing activity services (entertainers) to residents, they must provide proof of full vaccination and pass security kiosk screenings upon entry and exit.
  • Staff are required to wear masks and shields when involved in activity at close range.
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