Cedar Community COVID-19 Precautions and Updates

(updated 3/15/2021, 5:55 p.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
  • Admissions will continue to take place with heightened screening precautions
  • Masks must be worn at all times in any facility
  • All team members, visitors, and vendors must be screened prior to entering any facility

Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center:

  • Indoor visits will be allowed by appointment if the building is not in an outbreak status
  • Residents in a quarantine status may not have visitors until they are out of quarantine
  • Masks must be worn at all times in the building
  • 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
  • Visitors must go directly to the resident’s apartment or visiting area; no guests are allowed in any common areas
  • 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

Cedar Community Assisted Living:

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

  • Indoor visits will be allowed
  • Masks must be worn at all times in the building
  • Residents and family members will be notified directly with updates on visitation requirements
  • Cedar Bay East entrance closed – all visitors and team members must use Cedar Lake Health & Rehabilitation Center entrance
  • The Cottages – all visitors and team members must use the main entrance; Neighborhood 3 entrance is closed
  • Cedar Bay West and Cedar Bay Elkhart Lake – all visitors and team members must use the main entrance only
  • All visitors, team members, partner vendors, and healthcare practitioners must be screened COVID-19 prior to entry
  • Visitors must go directly to the resident’s apartment; no guests are allowed in any common areas

Cedar Community Independent Living:

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

  • We ask that any visitor to Cedar Ridge Apartments wear a mask and 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, 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
  • Top of the Ridge Restaurant open only to Cedar Community residents and their guests for in-house dining, carryout or delivery
  • The Market Cafe is open to Cedar Community residents and their guests and team members
  • Cedar Lodge is open to independent living residents and their guests
  • Elkhart Lake Clubhouse is open to residents and their guests
  • Salon and Spa services available to independent living residents and team members; masks are required