COVID-19: Updates at The Cedars

Updated August 10, 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 4,049 positive cases of COVID-19 in Maine with 2,089 positive cases in Cumberland County. The total number of active cases is 387.

All areas of The Cedars Community are currently free from COVID-19.

Outside 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 an outside visit with an Osher Inn resident, call Melissa Weber, Life Enrichment Manager at 221-7116.
  • To schedule an outside visit with an Atrium member, call the receptionist at 221-7100.

All Outside Visitors are required to have been in Maine for the past 14 days, OR to have come from 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 Outside 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.

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 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.