We continue to consult the latest guidelines from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, national and state agencies, and other pertinent medical consultative sources to best protect Touchmark residents. As a result, only essential individuals are allowed into our communities. Essential individuals are defined as Touchmark staff, emergency personnel (police/fire), health care/other medical workers supporting residents, and selective family members with loved ones in end-of-life stages on a case-by-case basis. Specific vendors with proper safety training may enter and provide essential services, but we continue to restrict access to other vendors and nonessential persons.
The Full Life Continues
This page was last updated on 10/29/2020.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Touchmark has been steadfast in our commitment to keeping as many residents, team members, families, and partners as safe as possible. We care deeply about all who live and work in our communities and are adjusting to a new normal whenever things change.
We have created the below FAQ to make it easier for people to find the latest information about changes within our communities, as we work with national, state, and local health agencies and professionals to combat COVID-19.
Source Control: What is it and How it Helps
The use of masks has been recommended since the start of the pandemic. Masks serve as a simple barrier that help to prevent respiratory droplets—like those made when speaking or sneezing—from traveling through the air and potentially infecting another person.
The use of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is known as source control. Source control is used to stop the spread of disease at the source of it; in this case, respiratory droplets from the mouth. The concept of source control is not unique to COVID-19, but it is an essential part of slowing the spread of the disease.
In addition to physical distancing, source control can be an effective way to prevent spreading COVID-19. As researchers continue to learn more about the disease and find new ways of monitoring and preventing it, new methods of source control may be recommended, but right now, wearing a mask is the best way you can keep yourself and others safe.