COVID-19 and Admissions
Admission to CooperRiis is dependent on a negative Coronavirus test upon arrival. If someone tests positive on the day of admission, they will not be admitted.
For those fully vaccinated: we require proof of vaccination prior to arrival.
For those not fully vaccinated: we require a negative Coronavirus test within 5 days of arrival and a weekly rapid test will be given after arrival.
If you are interested in getting vaccinated, we can help you get the vaccine during the Admissions process.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all of us to change the way we interact with one another and navigate our lives. This experience will be unforgettable and make a permanent impression on our minds, especially the younger generation.
CooperRiis has been following the CDC, which state and local health department guidance, since early March 2020 and following the advice of an international group of infectious disease physicians. We have leaned towards a conservative response that has evolved as the community spread made its way to Western North Carolina and as guidelines from the CDC and the state have changed.
- Our admissions protocol includes a rapid COVID-19 test upon arrival for vaccinated and unvaccinated residents. We require proof of vaccination before arrival for individuals that are vaccinated. Those that are not vaccinated will be required to produce a negative Coronavirus test within 5 days of arrival.
- Staff must wear masks and check in with our nursing department before coming to work if they have any of the CDC-identified symptoms of the Coronavirus.
- When in the community staff and residents are required to wear masks.
- We no longer have a quarantine or shelter-in-place protocol for current residents unless they test positive for Coronavirus.
- We offer updates to our families that are publicly available on our blog and in our newsletter.