When people move to The Redwoods, we often say that we’re not just gaining a new resident, we’re gaining a family. As a community-based non-profit organization we are naturally oriented toward cultivating community connections.
Still, keeping those connections strong during this pandemic has been a challenge! Within the first few weeks of the initial Shelter-in-Place orders we began setting up the internal resources to host Zoom and Facetime family visits for residents. We then set up an online scheduling system for families to book in-person visits at our designated family visiting areas. Family visits must comply with Marin County Public Health guidelines in maintaining social distancing and wearing facial coverings.
Residents can leave the campus for doctor’s appointments or other essential errands, although our leadership reminds us all to please follow Public Health Guidelines when doing so. If residents leave campus and stay the night off-campus, a 14-day Quarantine in their apartment is required upon return.