COVID-19 Policies, Procedures & Expectations

Last Updated: December 21, 2021

The following protocols related to COVID-19 are in effect:

Life Plan Communities

  • Ongoing testing of all residents and team members at our personal care and assisted living residences and skilled care centers based on county positivity rates and active cases within the community.
  • Face masks mandatory for all residents and guests when in public spaces and when social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Fully vaccinated residents may remove masks during their time in the community centers while in green status. Fully vaccinated means you are two weeks beyond the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and two weeks beyond receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. In this situation, you also do not need to physically distance from other fully vaccinated individuals.
  • If you are unvaccinated, you must remain masked and physically distanced from others.
  • Beauty & barber services in communities with green status.
  • Common areas such as libraries and fitness rooms are open in communities with green status.
  • Providing curbside and delivery meal service for cottage and apartment residents. In-person dining by reservation in communities in green status with approved dining plans.
  • Our life enrichment team is available to arrange communication between residents and family members through electronic means.
  • Screening of all team members and contracted support service personnel at the start and end of their work shifts, includes temperature taking.
  • Screening of all vendors and other visitors who enter our campuses.
  • Remote work capabilities to limit on-campus personnel to those who are essential to the care of our residents.
  • Appropriate use of onsite PPE (personal protective equipment) for all team members.
  • Per guidance from CMS, residents must wear a face covering for their safety and the safety of their caregivers whenever a caregiver is in their room. Staff will ask residents to put on their mask every time they enter your family member’s room. These masks will be washed in our laundry department to insure proper safety precautions are taken.

SpiriTrust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice

  • Appropriate use of onsite PPE (personal protective equipment) for all team members.
  • Screening of all team members at the start and end of their work shifts, includes temperature taking.

SpiriTrust Lutheran LIFE

  • Closing of both LIFE Centers until further notice, per a state mandate.
  • Providing participant care in the home.
  • Appropriate use of onsite PPE (personal protective equipment) for all team members.
  • Screening of all team members at the start and end of their work shifts, includes temperature taking.

We appreciate your continued cooperation and understanding during this time of uncertainty as we strive to keep our residents, clients, participants, team members and volunteers healthy and virus-free!

We Are Hiring!

At SpiriTrust Lutheran® the need for qualified candidates who are caring and compassionate never goes away, even in challenging times like the one presented by coronavirus! We realize that everyone in the communities we serve has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 in some way. We also realize that coronavirus may have financially impacted our family, friends and neighbors through the permanent or temporary loss of a job or reduced hours and income.

If you are no longer employed due to the coronavirus, please visit our Careers Page to learn more about open position in our life plan communities, home care and hospice agency and other program areas. And, please be assured that we are taking the same precautions to prevent the spread of the virus during our hiring process as we are for our current team members and everyone we serve.