COVID-19: Updates at The Cedars

Updated June 5, 2020

The Cedars is working closely with the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as our medical director at Maine Health to ensure the safety and well being of our residents. To date, there have been 2,482 positive cases of COVID-19 in Maine with 1,265 positive cases in Cumberland County. There are a total of 685 active cases in Maine, a decrease of 22 since yesterday.

There continue to be no positive cases at The Atrium, independent living community at The Cedars. In addition, there are no positive cases at the short-stay rehabilitation or skilled nursing care. The last positive at The Osher Inn assisted living was on May 8. Our sincere condolences go out to the residents, families, and staff who have been affected by this virus.

The Cedars’ infection control team continues to enforce our strict ‘No Visitation’ policy throughout the community. All three buildings at The Cedars – the Hoffman Center, The Osher Inn, and The Atrium – are each self-contained with designated staff who are coming and going directly to each entrance. In addition, all dining rooms remain closed and group activities stopped – we are delivering meals directly to resident rooms/apartments and providing remote and 1:1 activities. We are providing grocery shopping and pharmacy pick ups for the residents at The Atrium. Staff are wearing masks while at work and are getting screens/temperature checks prior to starting work. We are highly diligent about sanitizing all work and resident environments, common areas and high-touch locations.

We invite you to check daily updates on our website at www.thecedarsportland.org or call our Informational Hotline at 207-221-7181 which is updated Monday through Friday. Families are encouraged to keep in touch with their loved ones via FaceTime or ‘window visits’ at the Hoffman Center or The Osher Inn, assisted living. Staff at the Hoffman Center are available to facilitate the visits Wednesday through Sunday afternoons, please schedule your visit at least 24 hours in advance – to schedule a visit, please contact the front desk between 8:30AM and 3:30PM, Monday through Friday at 221-7000, press 0. To schedule a visit with a resident at The Osher Inn, please call the Wellness Office at 221-7180.