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When Vaccine is Limited, Who Gets Vaccinated First?

December 26, 2020

Because the supply of COVID-19 vaccine in the United States is expected to be limited at first, CDC is providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first. CDC’s recommendations are based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), an independent panel of medical and public health experts.

The recommendations were made with these goals in mind:

  • Decrease death and serious disease as much as possible.
  • Preserve functioning of society.
  • Reduce the extra burden COVID-19 is having on people already facing disparities.

Healthcare personnel and residents of long-term care facilities should be offered the first doses of COVID-19 vaccines

CDC recommends that initial supplies of COVID-19 vaccine be allocated to healthcare personnel and long-term care facility residents. This is referred to as Phase 1a. CDC made this recommendation on December 3, 2020.

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Travel and COVID-19

December 18, 2020

Travel can increase your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. If traveling to visit family or friends, you should be thought of as an overnight guest and take all recommended precautions for 14 days upon arrival:

• Wear a mask that covers both your mouth AND nose.
• Avoid close contact with those you are visiting by staying at least 6 feet apart.
• Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
• Avoid touching your mask, eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Improve ventilation by opening windows and doors.
• Wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

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Holidays: Attending a Small Celebration

December 11, 2020

Attending a small celebration? Take these steps to make the #Holidays safer:

• Bring your own food, drinks, and utensils.
• #WearAMask and store it in your pocket or purse while eating and drinking.
• Avoid going in and out of food prep spaces.
• Space seating at least 6 feet apart for people who don’t live with you.
• Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or if unavailable, use 60% alcohol hand sanitizer.

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Success Story: Mr. Bill Garrett

December 6, 2020

Mr. Bill Garrett was admitted to Boyd Nursing for rehabilitation in August following complications of a L shoulder abscess. Upon admission, Mr. Garrett presented with decreased strength and activity tolerance, limited ROM, immobility, and required extensive assistance with ADLs. Later, Mr. Garrett acquired COVID-19 to further challenge his recovery process.

Given the complexity of his situation, Mr. Garrett required IV medication management, lab monitoring, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy services in order to return to community living.

Despite all the obstacles, this did not damper Mr. Garrett’s will to return home with his family. Mr. Garrett is a Veteran of the U.S. Military. Those same characteristics of faith, courage, will power, and endurance that he encompassed as a soldier prevailed throughout his hospitalizations and rehabilitative stay while at Boyd.

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Garrett has improved in his strength and mobility to be able to perform assisted transfers and participate in his self-care activities. This improvement enables him to be able to return home to his family in time for the Holiday Season!

Congratulations Mr. Garrett! We are happy to have been able to assist you during your recovery.

Success Story: Romona Cumpton

December 6, 2020

Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation would like to turn the spotlight on Ms. Romona Cumpton. Her story in truly inspiring!

Ms. Romona Cumpton was admitted to Boyd Nursing for rehabilitation on November 6, 2020 following a pelvic fracture. Upon admission to Boyd Nursing and Rehabilitation, Ms. Cumpton was experiencing weakness, balance deficits, and required assistance with mobility and ADL’s. Ms. Cumpton required medication management, lab monitoring, and Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy services.

We are pleased to say that Ms. Cumpton has improved in her strength and mobility to be able to perform self-care activities with little assistance. Ms. Cumpton is also now ambulating up to 175 feet at a given time. This improvement enables her to be able to return home with her family.

Congratulations Ms. Cumpton! We are happy to have been able to assist you during your recovery!

Holiday Gatherings

December 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and isolating for many people. Gatherings during the upcoming holidays can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. This holiday season, consider how your holiday plans can be modified to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to keep your friends, families, and communities healthy and safe.

Holiday celebrations will likely need to be different this year to prevent the spread.

Who should NOT attend a holiday gathering:

Do not host or participate in any in-person gatherings if you or anyone in your household:

• Has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has not met the criteria for when it is safe to be around others
• Has symptoms of COVID-19
• Is waiting for COVID-19 viral test results
• May have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
• Is at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19
Do not host or attend gatherings with anyone who has COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 14 days.

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