COVID-19: Updates at The Cedars

Updated March 27, 2020

The Cedars is working closely with the Maine CDC and our medical director from Maine Health for guidance regarding the COVID-19 virus, in order to keep our residents and staff safe and well. As of today, The Maine CDC has identified 168 individuals in Maine who have tested positive for COVID-19, 92 from Cumberland County.  We do not have a positive case of COVID-19 in The Cedars community, and are doing everything we can to reduce this risk by following guidelines from the public health experts. 

Until further notice, The Cedars has a No Visitation policy for all visitors in our community: independent living at The Atrium, assisted living at The Osher Inn, skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation at The Cedars. Exceptions to restricted visitations are limited to medical providers, home health caregivers, pharmacy, medical diagnostics, and hospice for evaluations and urgent needs. In addition, we have closed our dining rooms and stopped group activities, and are delivering meals and bringing activities to our residents directly. At The Atrium, independent living, we are discouraging our members from going out into the community and are providing grocery shopping and pharmacy runs for them on a weekly basis and as-needed. 

Our staff are all being screened for signs of COVID-19 and temperatures taken, all prior to starting work. In addition, they are wearing masks when coming within 6 feet of residents and we are diligently sanitizing all work environments, common areas and high-touch areas throughout the day.

We understand that it is difficult for family and friends not to see their loved ones. Family members are encouraged to keep in touch with their loved ones via FaceTime or Skype. For loved ones of those in skilled nursing, please reach out to Life Enrichment staff, at extension #1447 to schedule a time to chat with your loved one. We invite you to send us your thoughts or questions to info@thecedarsportland.org or call us at 221-7000.