Updates for Residents & Family Members

Direct questions to bewell@splendidotucson.com or call (520) 878.2777.
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February 4, 2021

We’re delighted to share some good news: the COVID-19 positivity rate in Pima County has dropped significantly since last month, and we’re seeing positive progress on residents securing COVID-19 vaccines. Therefore, we’re able to re-open some key service areas and open Splendido to visits with friends and family members.

BON APPETIT!
We’re delighted to announce that Alonzo’s will begin serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner next week, and al fresco dining is available now. We encourage you to enjoy meals here rather than at area restaurants, since our well-practiced protocols likely make Splendido the safer choice. Here are the details on restaurants:

Alonzo’s will re-open for indoor dining beginning Wednesday, February 10. Reservations are required for all meals. Please call 878.2619 for reservations. 

Monday through Saturday
Breakfast 7:30–11:00 a.m.
Lunch 11:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.
Dinner 4:00–7:00 p.m.

Al fresco dining on the Granada Patio is available now, weather permitting. We have heaters on the patio. Reservations are required. Please call 878.2617 for reservations. 

Tuesday through Saturday
Lunch 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Dinner 4:00–7:00 p.m.

WELCOME BACK, FULL HOUSEKEEPING!
Full weekly housekeeping services will resume beginning Monday, February 15.

CONNECT WITH FRIENDS:
We know you miss your friends! Residents can begin to host outside guests in their homes.

In an effort to offer safe visits while minimizing risks to residents and employees, we ask that you have one visit per week, with a maximum of two people. We must follow the safest practices which are outlined below:

  • Upon entry of the main building, visitors must go through a screening station located at the front entrance. Those who do not pass the screening will be asked to postpone their visit.
  • Visitors must wear masks the entire time they are in the community, including in the resident’s Terrace or Villa Home.
  • Visits can take place inside residents’ homes. Please do not gather or linger in amenity areas or hallways.
  • For the duration of the visit, visitors and residents are asked to practice physical distancing, staying at least 6 feet away from each other; keep their masks on; and wash their hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer upon entry of the home and prior to leaving.
  • Any resident who is under quarantine may not accept visitors.

COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE:
We are thrilled that so many of you have had success in securing a COVID-19 vaccine. That is great news! Any resident who would like help with vaccine registration and transportation can call Joan Mayer at 878.2604 for assistance. As we understand it, the best vaccine resources in our area right now include:

Marana Healthcare
Phone (520) 682.4111
http://www.MHChealthcare.org – vaccine registration

Banner Registration
Phone (833) 509.0908
www.bannerhealth.com/staying-well/health-and-wellness/wellness/covid/pima-county-vaccine

Pima County for TMC registration
http:podvaccine.azdhs.gov
(This process is a little more complicated, but doable with patience.)

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine is an important step in stopping the spread of the virus. However, it is important to note that getting the vaccine does not mean you are invincible. As stated in a recent article from the Cleveland Clinic, it takes time for the vaccine to take effect and you can still transmit COVID-19 to others. Physicians and health professionals stress the importance of continuing infection control protocols that have kept many safe during the pandemic. That means wearing face masks over your nose and mouth, washing hands for 20 seconds or more or using hand sanitizer, staying physically distanced (at least 6 feet apart), and avoiding indoor gatherings or large numbers of people until community spread is at a level to allow us to return to normal. While the COVID-19 vaccine is very effective and valuable, it works best when coupled with the preventative public health measures already in place. We ALL must work TOGETHER and keep practicing COVID-19 protocols—even after you are vaccinated.

Source: https://health.clevelandclinic.org/what-happens-when-you-get-the-covid-19-vaccine/

Take care and stay well.

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