Cedar Community COVID-19 Precautions and Updates

(updated 1/6/2021, 10:40 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 the current status on visits and other details for individual locations.

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

COVID-19 vaccine information:

  • Cedar Community has joined the Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care Program through the CDC and has partnered with Walgreens for vaccination clinics. Vaccinations will begin at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center on January 7, 2021, with assisted living to follow after the skilled nursing vaccinations are complete, per the direction of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS).

Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center:

  • Indoor visits will be allowed by appointment if the building is not in an outbreak status, which requires the Washington County positive rate to be below 10% for at least two weeks
  • Residents and family members will be notified directly with updates on visitation options and schedules
  • 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 and/or tested for COVID-19 before entry
  • 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 Cedar Closet and Cedar Theatre
  • No volunteers

Cedar Community Assisted Living:

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

  • Indoor visits will be allowed by appointment if the building or neighborhood is not in a quarantine status
  • Residents and family members will be notified directly with updates on visitation options and schedules
  • 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 and/or tested for COVID-19 prior to entry
  • 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; no guests are allowed in any common areas
  • 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
  • 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 for carryout and delivery
  • 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 by appointment
  • Cedar Treasures resale shop – closed
  • Train Room – closed