FANWOOD, NJ -- Chelsea Senior Living has imposed new restrictions on those entering its assisted living buildings in New Jersey -- including The Chelsea at Fanwood -- to help safeguard residents and staff from the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The company's 17 operational buildings have posted notices advising visitors that they may be denied entry if they or family members have symptoms including: sore throat, cough, fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nausea, a generalized feeling of being unwell or history of recent travel to impacted areas, domestic or international, within the past 30 days. 
"We've had no cases to date," said Roger Bernier, president and chief operating officer of Chelsea Senior Living. "And while this may pose a temporary inconvenience to visitors including family members of our residents, we think it's an important step to safeguard the health of our residents and staff."
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Additionally, Chelsea managers have re-instructed their staffs on proper handwashing and symptoms of Coronavirus and have secured supplies of N95 masks and gowns in case they are needed.
These new restrictions are in addition to robust safeguards already in place to isolate cases of infectious disease in all Chelsea residences and follow the guidelines set by the CDC and Health Care Association of New Jersey.