SRH Illness Response

THERE HAVE BEEN NO REPORTED CASES OF THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS AMONG SMITH RANCH HOMES RESIDENTS AT THIS TIME.
 
One off-duty employee has tested positive, but Marin Health and Human Services has confirmed they were not contagious while onsite. See the Association's memo by clicking here.
 
UPDATE 5/18/20: Smith Ranch Homes has been informed by the County of Marin that another employee has tested positive for Coronavirus/COVID-19. Click here for more information. Edit: Since the distribution of this memo, HHS has chosen to have Dining Services employees test offsite rather than be onsite.  
 
Should any onsite cases be reported and confirmed, the Board of Directors and management are committed to working with the City of San Rafael Health and Human Services Department on the appropriate response for our community.
 
We recognize Smith Ranch Homes is a vulnerable, at-risk facility per Center for Disease Control guidelines, meaning many of those residing at Smith Ranch Homes are at a higher risk of getting very sick from respiratory diseases such as COVID-19. This includes older adults and/or people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease. As such, we have taken the following steps:
 
  • Canceling all public gatherings, including seated dinner and lunch service (meals will be delivered), lounge service, committee/volunteer group meetings, Board meetings (will be televised on Channel 998), activities, excursions, exercise classes, movies, and transportation services.
 
  • Closing any community-based facilities including the Beauty Salon, Library, and Card Room. 
 
  • Implementing a strict policy to send employees home if ill in accordance with CDC guidelines and distributing a notice to all guests, vendors, and caregivers to stay away if any signs of illness.
Click here for a .pdf version of our notice
 
  • Providing hand sanitizer and handwashing reminders throughout the common areas in the Clubhouse. Due to limited supplies nationally, we are not able to place sanitizers in building common areas. 
 
  • Multiple daily sanitizing of our common areas including hallways, elevators, handrails, etc.
 
  • Closing Guest Rooms to prevent possible outside contamination.
 
  • Suspending all Maintenance work inside residential units, unless in the case of emergencies.
 
All residents should limit their time out of their unit and observe the statewide Shelter in Place order. Click here for the updated Shelter in Place memo.
 
All residents and staff must wear facial coverings when in the common area, or around other people not living within their unit, per the revised County of Marin Order.
 
Click here for the memo distributed to our residents regarding the Shelter in Place order on 3/17/2020.
 
Click here for our memo regarding assessments.
 
UPDATE: Click here to access our Social Distancing Protocol as required by the County of Marin.
 
This situation is evolving day-by-day. As such we encourage all residents to stay in touch with the latest updates as provided by governmental agencies and credible sources
 
 
If you must leave your unit, take the following precautions:
 
- Keep six feet of space between yourself and others.
 
- Wear a face covering. See here for CDC's recommendations and a how-to.
 
- Wash your hands often. Proper handwashing information can be found here.
 
- Avoid crowds as much as possible
 
If you have further questions and/or need any guidance on how to appropriately respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic, please contact John Patrick Maura, General Manager, at jmaura@smithranchhomes.org.
 
 
Additional Links:
 
Further updates from government agencies can be found here.
 
Resources and activities for seniors can be found here.