Information about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated October 19, 2020

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Take the Massachusetts COVID-19 survey

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is learning how to best provide people with resources and support around COVID-19. Even if you haven’t been sick, your answers can help. Take the survey at: www.mass.gov/COVIDsurvey.

Information about the PACE centers

Summit ElderCare PACE centers are open.

However, we are restricting visitors to the PACE centers until further notice. If you are being transported to the center by a family member or a friend, a Summit ElderCare team member will meet you at the front door of the center and will accompany you to the day room. Your family member or friend will not be permitted to enter the building.

If you have an appointment at the PACE center clinic, you may have one person accompany you to your appointment, but only if necessary. Otherwise, they will be asked to wait in their vehicle. Anyone permitted to accompany you will be screened at the door before entering the PACE center.

We are taking these extra measures to ensure the health and well-being of all of our participants, caregivers and employees. We appreciate your understanding and will continue to provide you with updates as we receive further guidance from state and federal agencies.

Preventing illness

You should do the same things you likely already do to help prevent getting sick and/or spreading illness:

  • Wash hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow or with tissues (not with your hand).
  • Stay home when you feel sick.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is ill.
  • Avoid touching your face.

What to do if you have symptoms

If you (the participant) are still attending the PACE center regularly, and you are not feeling well, call the PACE center before getting on the van or making your way to the center.

If you are not currently attending the PACE center and are not feeling well, call the PACE center right away to speak with a nurse.

If you are not feeling well outside of PACE center hours, i.e., over the weekend or at night,  you should call the PACE center and the on-call nurse will call you back.

We will conduct a phone screening to determine whether you should be seen in our clinic, or if you will be seen by a nurse or other provider in your home.

For more information

For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC’s website or the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ website.

You can also call our dedicated COVID-19 hotline at 1-877-835-8440 (TRS 711).

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This page was last updated on March 19, 2020.