Patients

Housing and COVID-19: How we’re keeping you safe

SCCA House and Pete Gross House staff are working closely with our Infection Prevention team to protect residents from the spread of COVID-19.

We are taking the following steps:

Masks

  • All staff are required to wear procedure or cloth masks.
     
  • All residents are required to wear masks when outside of their room and unable to stay at least 6 feet apart from others. Every resident is provided a new procedure mask each day.
     
  •  All clinic visitors must wear masks.
     

Screening and testing

  • Residents are screened for COVID-19 symptoms at many different points before and during their stay, including:
    • One week before they arrive. 
       
    • When they check-in to houses. 
       
    • Before getting on the SCCA shuttle. 
       
    • At the entrance to the SCCA clinic.
       
  • If a resident is found to be symptomatic during any of these points, they will receive instructions on what to do next.

Social distancing

  • Residents are asked to limit time in shared spaces that must be used, such as the kitchen and laundry areas at SCCA House.
     
  • All common areas in SCCA House are closed; this includes the dining, fitness, media, and wellness rooms.
     
  • Residents are asked to practice social distancing at all times. 

Other

  • All high traffic areas are cleaned at least 3 times daily.
     
  • Patients are asked to limit the number of people staying with them.
     
  • No visitors are allowed in the houses. Home health care workers are an exception. 
     
  • Patients and caregivers must provide their cell phone numbers at check-in. This allows us to contact them if they are exposed to a COVID-19 positive patient.
     
  • Residents receive weekly written COVID-19 updates from housing leadership.

Questions?

Please call the house where you are staying if you have any questions or concerns:

Pete Gross House: (206) 262-1000 

SCCA House: (206) 204-3700