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The Plaza Coronavirus Precautions


The Plaza Assisted Living has always adhered to the highest health and safety standards to protect our residents, their families, our team members and vendor partners.  Our six communities are prepared and trained in infection control as part of our standard operating procedures.  Additionally, we have established new protocols to address issues surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.

We’re taking precautionary steps to protect our communities including the following:

  • All residents and essential visitors (those visiting under an end of life circumstance), vendor partners, and team members will be required to pass enhanced screening protocol and COVID-19 related “house” rules.
    • Those who have participated in any travel, will not be allowed entry into a Plaza community for 14 days.
      • The individual must be symptom-free following the 14-day period 
    • Those who have been in contact with a confirmed COVID-19 person, will not be allowed into the community for 14 days after last contact.
    • Those who exhibit flu-like symptoms won’t be permitted to visit or work until 24 hours after being symptom free.
    • Temperature checks will be conducted for all visitors, vendor partners and team members entering the community, as well as residents returning to a community.
      • Anyone with a temperature at 99 degrees or higher will be further assessed and or will not be allowed access.
    • Residents returning from the hospital after admission, may be required to provide a confirmed negative COVID-19 test result
  • All will be required to sanitize their hands upon entering a Plaza community.
  • All will be required to wear a face mask while in the community, unless an underlying respiratory issue exists
    • Resident exceptions for masks will be during dining and when resident is in their own apartment
  • Children ages 13 and younger will not be allowed to enter communities. 
  • Residents, visitors, vendor partners and team members are being advised to follow the City & County of Honolulu’s Emergency Order No. 2020-11 & the Hawaii State’s Eighth Supplementary Proclamation for COVID-19, which orders all Oahu and Hawaii State residents respectively, to refrain from all non-essential travel and activity and to shelter in place through Tuesday, June 30, 2020.
    • If a Resident leaves the community for non-essential activity, they will be asked to quarantine in their apartment for 14-days upon their return.
  • Residents who exhibit flu-like symptoms will be isolated in their apartment, away from other residents. These Residents will need a doctor’s clearance before coming off isolation.
  • All outside entertainment, community events such as buffets, field trips of a recreational nature have been cancelled until further notice.
  • All resident communal dining has been suspended until further notice.
  • All group activities within the community are limited to 10 residents or less with 6 feet or more of social distancing.
  • Medical transportation is being provided for essential appointments only.

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