Asbury’s Respiratory Illness Prevention Measures

Our highest priority and concern is ensuring the safety and well-being of those who live and work at our communities. We continue to aggressively work to minimize the risks of infections.

We continuously monitor and abide by the recommendations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Please see our Safety Measures below:


  • Please do not enter the community when ill, this best protects others who are at risk from getting sick.
  • Those entering the community will be responsible for self-screening according to the guide below. It is the individual’s responsibility to determine if they meet the criteria to enter, and to notify the proper individual if they do not.
    • Please do not enter the community if:
      • Have had any signs or symptoms of illness in the past 48 hours, to include: fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
      • Have had a positive viral test for COVID-19 in the last 10 days.
      • Have had a close contact exposure to someone with COVID-19 in the last 10 days. A close contact exposure is defined to mean that you were within 6 feet for 15+ minutes with someone during a 24-hour period that has COVID-19.
    • If you do not meet the criteria to enter, please do not enter and consider rescheduling your visit to another time. If your visit is urgent, please contact us, as we may be able to assist you in connecting with your loved one safely.

Hand Hygiene

Hand Hygiene is the #1 method to prevent the spread of infections. Frequent hand hygiene is important particularly before and after contact with people, objects, or surfaces. Please wash your hands on entry and often throughout your stay.


Masks help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, such as the COVID-19 virus and the flu. Please see below for when you may, or may not, need to wear a mask:

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Associates may use additional types of PPE, such as eye protection, gowns and gloves to further protect from the spread of infection. Visitors may note requirement of this additional PPE through posted signs. Please check with an associate to determine if you may need additional PPE and you will be instructed on proper use.

Keep your vaccinations up to date:

Click here for the reasons its important for adults to get vaccinated (CDC).

Click here for for the CDC Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule.

Additional Measures may be necessary:

Due to active illnesses or high community transmission levels, additional measures may be in place. Please note posted signage or additional communication from the community. Such additional measures may include:

  • Visitation may be encouraged within a residents home or room, outside or virtually.
  • Avoiding of large gatherings, which may include postponement of group activities or modification in dining.

If You’re Not Feeling Well:

If you are sick, we are available to support you during this time – just reach out to an associate. We will take appropriate public health measures to ensure your safety as well as those around you.

  • Residential Living Residents
    • If you are sick, you are encouraged to self-isolate and contact primary care provider for recommendations. It is minimally recommended they self-isolate until at least 24 hours have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and symptoms have improved, or a non-infectious alternative diagnosis is confirmed. Please reach out to one of our associates if you have any questions or need support while you are ill.
    • If you have COVID-19, it is recommended that you:
      • Stay home for at least 5 days and self- isolate from others in your home. Wear a high-quality, well-fitting mask when you must be around others at home and in public.
      • If after 5 days you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of medication, and your symptoms are improving, or you never had symptoms, you may end isolation after day 5.
      • Regardless of when you end isolation, avoid being around people who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 through day 10.
      • You should wear a high-quality mask through day 10. Due to this recommendation dining in public spaces on campus is not recommended during this time-period. Participation in campus activities is acceptable after day 5 (if fever free and symptoms improved), as long as a mask is able to be worn.
      • Note: It is not recommended that these residents visit in Skilled Nursing until after 10 days of illness and they have not had a fever for 24 hours and they have symptoms improved.
  • Assisted Living, Personal Care and Skilled Nursing Residents will be evaluated and monitored per public health guidelines, please reach out to one of our associates if you have any questions.