COVID-19 Updates & Information

for all Kintock Facilities

Last Updated: March 30, 2022

The health and well-being of our staff, residents and clients is the top priority of The Kintock Group.  

Kintock continues to encourage both staff and residents to be vaccinated.  We have maintained a partnership with local health departments to run vaccine clinics at our facilities, work with residents to schedule vaccination appointments, and continue to provide vaccine incentives for staff.  

Throughout the pandemic, Kintock has worked to be as proactive as possible in this ever-changing environment.  We continue to closely monitor the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state & federal directives and local health agencies for the latest developments related to the COVID-19 situation.  We have maintained open lines of communication with our federal, state and local contracting agencies and have continued to maintain precautions to ensure a healthy environment for everyone in our facilities.  

Kintock maintains a large inventory of COVID tests and our medical staff is available to provide testing to staff and residents as needed/requested.   When necessary, all of our facilities provide adequate space to safely quarantine residents who may have been exposed to COVID.  

As our residents continue to have increased movement into the community and we begin to offer resident visits once again, Kintock will do so in a safe manner, following all protocols as set forth by our contracting agencies, CDC and local health authorities.

Some of the precautionary measures that have been approved by our contracting agencies which have been in place throughout the pandemic at all Kintock locations to manage the coronavirus outbreak include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementation of a strict screening protocol for all individuals (residents, staff, official visitors) entering and living in our facilities, including testing of all new arrivals and all residents or staff who report symptoms.  

  • Distribution of masks to all residents, clients, and staff.

  • A significant increase in the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing throughout the facilities, including the use of electrostatic sprayers that disinfect and clean surfaces.

  • The addition of numerous hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the facilities.  

  • Limiting foot traffic, including the suspension of resident visits in several programs except for attorney visits in our residential programs.

  • Implementation of new housing, programming, meal and recreation protocols in our residential programs to ensure that residents are able to practice social distancing strategies.

  • Completion of several renovation projects to ensure quarantine/isolation space is available when needed to ensure the safety of our facilities.  

 

Kintock continues to monitor this situation and will take all necessary steps to minimize risks within our facilities as our residents return to the community.  We continue to ensure an appropriate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), hand soap, sanitizer and other items needed to protect both staff, clients and residents from coronavirus. 

 

Kintock will communicate additional changes as necessary.