Cedar Community COVID-19 Precautions and Updates

(updated 9/28/2020, 8 a.m.)

Cedar Community’s first priority is always the health and well-being of our residents and team members. We have always had strong infection control policies and procedures that are reviewed on an ongoing basis, as part of our standard protocols to help protect against the spread of infectious illnesses. In addition to our vigilant infection control measures, we have added additional precautions based on guidance and mandates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), as well as state and local health officials.

Please see below for information and current status on outdoor visits and other details for individual locations.

Contact residents virtually:

If you would like to send an electronic note of encouragement to residents who are not able to have visitors at this time, please use our Contact Us page and your message will be delivered to the resident.

If family members of Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation residents have the ability to FaceTime on an Apple device and would like to schedule a virtual visit with their loved one, please contact Melissa Bright at mbright@cedarcommunity.org or call Melissa at (262) 306-4230.

Additional precautions for all campus locations:

  • Increased signage for all buildings to communicate visitor restrictions
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures, including frequent cleaning of high-traffic areas
  • Closure and cancellations of all non-essential areas and events
  • Admissions will continue to take place with heightened screening precautions
  • “Window visits” on all campus locations
  • Outdoor family gatherings memo

Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center:

  • VISITOR GUIDELINES:
  • Outdoor visits – TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AS OF 8/14/2020
  • Indoor visitors will only be allowed under critical, end-of-life circumstances
  • All approved visitors and team members must use the main entrance only – all other entrances closed
  • All approved visitors, team members, partner vendors, and healthcare practitioners must be screened for COVID-19 before entry, including answering a series of questions and having their temperature taken
  • If anyone fails the screening, they will not be allowed to enter the facility
  • No volunteers
  • Pharmacy – open for pick up only if visitor passes the screening
  • Deli open to residents and team members only for grab-and-go items
  • Non-essential areas closed including Salon, Art Studio, Cedar Closet, and Cedar Theatre

Cedar Community Assisted Living:

Cedar Bay East, Cedar Bay West, Cedar Bay Elkhart Lake, The Cottages Memory Care

  • VISITOR GUIDELINES:

(PLEASE NOTE: OUTDOOR VISITS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AT CEDAR BAY EAST, CEDAR BAY WEST, CEDAR BAY ELKHART LAKE, AND THE COTTAGES)

  • Outdoor visits:
    • Assisted living outdoor visits on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Evening and weekend hours will be announced soon)
    • Visits are by appointment only
    • Guests will need to call each facility and speak to life enrichment to make a reservation
    • Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis
    • Each resident will be allowed 1 (one) appointment slot per week, with no more than 2 (two) guests at the appointment
    • Visitation will be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes
    • Each resident and guest must check-in upon arrival
    • All persons will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 and will be issued a cloth face covering if needed
    • Guests must maintain 6 feet of separation from residents and wear a face mask or cloth face covering, at all times
    • Residents will be provided seating – guests who would like to sit during their visit are encouraged to bring a portable chair
    • In the event of inclement weather, visits will need to be held in a covered area or rescheduled
    • Should an assisted living facility experience a COVID (+) resident or staff member all visits will be canceled until resolution of this illness
  • Indoor visitors will only be allowed under critical, end-of-life circumstances
  • Cedar Bay East entrance closed – all approved visitors and team members must use Cedar Lake Health & Rehabilitation Center entrance
  • The Cottages – all approved visitors and team members must use the main entrance; Neighborhood 3 entrance is closed
  • Cedar Bay West and Cedar Bay Elkhart Lake – all approved visitors and team members must use the main entrance only
  • All approved visitors, team members, partner vendors, and healthcare practitioners must be screened for COVID-19 prior to entry, including answering a series of questions and having their temperature taken
  • If anyone fails the screening, they will not be allowed to enter the facility
  • No volunteers

Cedar Community Independent Living:

Cedar Ridge Apartments, Cedar Lake Village Homes, Elkhart Lake Village Homes

  • We ask that any visitor to Cedar Ridge Apartments adhere to all social distancing guidelines
  • All visitors, team members, partner vendors, and healthcare providers seeking access to Cedar Ridge Apartments must enter through the main entrance ONLY
  • All exterior entrances of Cedar Ridge Apartments are closed to all visitors, team members, vendors, and delivery services; all deliveries can be dropped off at the main entrance
  • All visitors, team members, partner vendors, and healthcare providers must be screened for COVID-19 prior to entry, including answering a series of questions and having their temperature taken
  • If anyone fails the screening, they will not be allowed to enter the facility
  • All events and large group activities are canceled until further notice; residents must follow all social distancing guidelines outside of their apartment or home
  • Top of the Ridge Restaurant open only to Cedar Community residents by reservation – carryout and delivery are available; no guests are allowed to dine in the restaurant at this time
  • The Market Cafe is open to Cedar Community residents only for carryout and limited, socially-distanced seating – no guests are allowed at this time
  • Cedar Lodge is open to Cedar Lake Village residents only (no guests or family members); residents must follow all social distancing guidelines
  • Elkhart Lake Clubhouse is open to Elkhart Lake Village residents only (no guests or family members); residents must follow all social distancing guidelines
  • Salon and Spa services available to Cedar Ridge residents only with limited appointments; masks are required
  • No volunteers, except for in-house van drivers; van transportation is available on an individual basis
  • Cedar Treasures resale shop – closed
  • Train Room – closed