COVID-19 Update and Restarting Programs-March 5, 2021

COVID-19 Updates

Westminster Canterbury Richmond has no cases of COVID-19 in employees. Four Independent Living residents continue to recover after testing positive for COVID-19. One is asymptomatic and in quarantine in a Tower apartment. Two are being cared for in the COVID-19 positive unit. One resident continues to be cared for in the hospital. Please keep them in your prayers.

Restarting Programs

On Monday, March 15, Westminster Canterbury Richmond will restart some programs and services and reengage with one another on campus. We look forward to moving toward vibrant, engaged living in new, safe and healthy ways! These next steps will include increased Fitness, Studio Arts and Recreation programming; Cultural Arts events with limited seating in the Sara Belle November Theater; Pastoral Care services and small groups; and in-person Dining and shopping opportunities.

There are new processes and guidelines associated with each of these. While some in-person programs will resume, attendance limits at group activities will be determined by social distancing guidelines. Masks will continue to be required. Signups will also be required in many cases to help with ongoing contact tracing as needed. As circumstances change or positive cases of COVID-19 are confirmed, programming guidelines in specific areas may change quickly. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we proceed. Many of the new guidelines and processes are outlined here. Please refer to Live Updates, TV970 and TV971, The Westminster Canterbury Tales and Touchtown Community Apps for the latest program offerings and changes.

Please join us in continuing with an abundance of caution, following all the recommendations and guidance from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Follow the Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention

Everyone, including vaccinated persons, must continue to follow current guidelines.

• Wear a mask at all times when around others.

• Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer.

• Always maintain social distancing of at least six feet.

• Everyone must be screened before entering our community.

• Follow enhanced safety and disinfection recommendations from the CDC, CMS and VDH.

• Stay home if you do not feel well and contact your physician.

Read all the details here.

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