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ANTHEM LAKES POLICY RELATIVE TO STATE OF FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DEM ORDER 21-001
EFFECTIVE DATE 27 MARCH 2021

Intent: Full compliance with the order which rescinds certain prior restrictions while also complying with the order’s exact wording “to ensure the continued safety of individuals in care, every facility shall, at a minimum, maintain visitation and infection control policies . . . and shall continue to monitor all (CDC) guidance.”

Major Conclusions: Following consultation for legal guidance on the emergency order, the present conclusions at Anthem Lakes can be summarized:

  1. The requirement for visitor appointments is amended to apply only to indoor visits. Any indoor visitation would continue to require screening including for fever.
  2. Residents may freely travel off campus (not limited to day trips) without any quarantine requirement upon return but may be subject to screening upon return and then may be subject to quarantine if feverish or otherwise symptomatic.
  3. Outdoor visits on campus are freely permitted without prior appointments. Social distancing and customary precautions continue to be appropriate.
  4. Indoor visitation is allowed subject to reasonable requirements for ‘visitation and infection control’, which is important for protection especially of any unvaccinated residents and staff. Given the physical differences between Creekside and Dockside different procedures are appropriate, as follows:

Creekside indoor visits: Limited generally to Creekside Commons, so as to avoid disruption to residents in both Countryside and Cityside and to avoid as much as practical any potential exposure to other residents and staff.


Dockside indoor visits: Limited generally to resident apartments, avoiding common areas to the extent practical, thus limiting potential exposures to other residents and staff.


Limits on the number of indoor visitors may be applied, and customary entry screening and visitor supplied PPE will be required.

Ordinary precautions: Masks and social distancing continue to be strongly recommended. The infection control training previously required for qualification as a compassionate caregiver continues to be strongly encouraged but is not required.

Waiver and release: Both indoor visitation and overnight travel can increase the risk of potential exposure to Covid and by signature below it is agreed that such risk is voluntarily assumed with no claim against Anthem Lakes and its affiliates.



Signature for Dockside: ______________________________________Resident Name: _______________________________Date: ________________


Signature for Creekside: ___________________________________ Family Member Name: ____________________________ Date: ______________

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