Our COVID-19 Risk Reduction Efforts
At Hale Ku’ike, we have always stood by our commitment to ensure the safety, security, health, and well-being of our residents and staff. The COVID-19 pandemic that started in March 2020 called for unprecedented measures that we had to implement to help safeguard our residents and staff at all of our facilities.
As the state of Hawaii continues to open up businesses and services, we will continue to keep our safety protocols in place. These include:
- Monitoring the health of all residents daily
- Screening all staff before the start of each shift
- Requiring all staff to wear face masks and other protective equipment
- Implementing stringent return-to-work policies for staff
- Disinfecting high-touch and high-traffic areas regularly
- Exercising physical distancing best practices, particularly while dining and doing activities
- Suspending all non-essential visits
- Facilitating virtual visits, phone calls and other non-physical connections between our residents and their families
We continue to closely monitor and implement COVID-19 prevention guidelines and recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) and other local, state, and federal agencies.
We all look forward to a time when we can once again open our doors to families and friends to connect with our residents. Until then, we will continue to exercise the highest precautions to keep our residents and staff safe and healthy.
David Fitzgerald, President, and the Hale Ku'ike COVID-19 Crisis Response Team