COVID-19: Updates at The Cedars

Updated October 5, 2020

The Cedars is working closely with the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as our Medical Director at MaineHealth to ensure the safety and well being of our residents. To date, there have been 5,666 positive cases of COVID-19 in Maine with 2,377 positive cases in Cumberland County. The total number of active cases is 590

Inside, Window, and Facetime visits are available by appointment:

  • To schedule a visit with a rehab patient or skilled-nursing resident, please call the receptionist, M-F 8:30 am-4 pm at 221-7000, press option 0.
  • To schedule a visit with an Osher Inn resident, call Melissa Weber, Life Enrichment Manager at 221-7116.
  • To schedule a visit with an Atrium member, call the receptionist at 221-7100.

All Inside Visitors are required to have been in Maine for the past 14 days, OR to have come from Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. Visitors who have been in any other state over the prior 14 days are not permitted to participate in Inside Visits with the residents in The Cedars community. This requirement is in keeping with the Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for senior communities; a ‘negative COVID-19 test’ does not apply in this setting. Window visits and Facetime visits are available in lieu of Inside Visits.

All three buildings at The Cedars – the Hoffman Center, The Osher Inn, and The Atrium – are currently free from COVID-19. On September 22 and 23, we conducted COVID-19 testing for 100% of our employees, and 100% of employees tested negative. We will continue to perform universal employee testing every 2 weeks.

Each building is self-contained with designated staff who are coming and going directly to each entrance. In addition, all dining rooms remain closed and group activities have been replaced with remote and one-on-one offerings. We are delivering meals directly to resident rooms/apartments. 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.