PROMO 660 x 440 Government - Prairie Pines - Jeanne Sorensen

Prairie Pines outdoor visitation guidelines

  1. All family visits must be scheduled in advance.
  2. Families have been asked to call 719-438-2141 to schedule family visits
  3. Visiting Hours:  9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily
  4. Red notebook labeled “Family Visits” with form, in Team office to document requested visits.
  5. When scheduling appointment reiterate with family, to self-screen on the day of visit, requiring of social distancing and mask wearing will be enforced.  If they have symptoms scheduled visit will be cancelled. 
  6. Instruct the person scheduling visit to call 719-438-2141 upon arrival and a team member will greet them outside at the front entrance to screen prior to contact with resident.
  7. Team will:
  • perform temperature check
  • Symptom screening in accordance with current CDC guidelines.  Visitors with symptoms or with symptoms in the previous 14 days should not be allowed to visit.
  • Ensure the visitor has a face mask or cloth covering, and is wearing it appropriately.
  • Collect and verify name and contact information of the visitor for the purposes contact tracing.
  • Give visitor brochure with information on COVID-19 and how the spread of the virus is minimized.
  • Escort the visitor to the designated outdoor visiting area.
  • Escort the visitor out of the designated visiting area at the conclusion of the visit through the same path they arrived.
  1. The resident must have been screened on the day of the scheduled visit, prior to the visit occurring.
  2. The separate designated meeting area should be isolated.  Ensure that residents not participating in visits continue to have access to separate outdoor space.
  3. The designated outdoor area must be monitored to ensure it remains separated from other residents and team members.
  4. The number of visitors will be determined by the space available. 
  •          Gazebo:   Up to 4 total – 2 on bench 1 in each chair spaced 6 feet apart. Ideal would be 3 people max.
  •          Gazebo Nook:  1 at end of table – 1 to 3 at other end
  •          West Pool side:  5 to 8 at six feet apart
  1. Furniture used for external visits should be appropriately disinfected between visits.
  2. The visitor must wear a face mask or covering for the duration of the visit.
  3. Residents should be encouraged to wear a mask or cloth covering during the visit.
  4. Be mindful of ensuring the resident has sufficient hydration and doesn’t stay outside in    the heat for a long period of time.


Visitation may not occur on the premises if:

  • The resident has symptoms of COVID_19.
  • The resident is in isolation or quarantine.
  • Prairie Pines has an active outbreak.
  • Prairie Pines has a recent COVID-19 case or outbreak and has not completed the required isolation period of 14 days.
  • Kiowa County or the city of Eads is under the Stay-at home orders related to COVID-19.
  • Statewide restrictions are implemented due to increased cases of COVID-19.