March 18, 2020

Five Star media statement

The safety, health and well-being of our residents, clients and team members remains our number one priority, and the Five Star COVID-19 task force continues to monitor developments in this evolving situation.  Consistent with recommendations of and directives by federal, state and local regulatory agencies, all of our communities and clinics have implemented a number of protocols and precautionary measures.  We have visitation guidelines, including restricting all non-essential visitors from entering communities. Additionally, we are screening team members and essential visitors prior to entry, and upon being cleared for entry, requiring everyone to use hand sanitizer or wash their hands.  We have also opted to postpone or cancel all non-medical resident outings and other social events and are adhering to federal and state protocols related to dining where applicable, with social distancing in place at all times for our residents. Most importantly, our team members are well prepared and specifically trained for infection prevention and control practices.
In summary, Five Star continues to closely follow the recommendations provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as federal, state and local government agencies, and is taking proactive measures to ensure the safety and health of residents, clients and team members in our communities and clinics.  We will continue to be vigilant and proactive in navigating this challenging situation.