COVID-19 Update-December 31, 2021

FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; and Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services


DATE: December 31, 2021

Westminster Canterbury Richmond learned that two fully vaccinated Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) in Mary Morton Parsons Health Center Third Floor East tested positive for COVID-19. Per guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), residents who live in Parsons Health Center Third Floor East will be under quarantine until Saturday, January 15. Parsons Health Center Third Floor East staff were tested on December 30, and Third Floor East residents will be tested on Sunday, January 2, and again on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Visitors to Parsons Health Center Third Floor East will be required to wear personal protective equipment during the quarantine period until Saturday, January 15, 2022.

Westminster Canterbury follows the latest guidance from CMS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Thank you for your support as we all work together to keep our community safe and healthy.

Follow the Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention

Henrico County is experiencing rapidly rising levels of community transmission of COVID-19. CMS recommends that everyone should wear a mask in public, indoor settings. We also recommend that you follow these guidelines from the CDC: Be vaccinated for COVID-19 and get a booster shot when you are eligible. Avoid crowded spaces or spaces with poor ventilation. Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer. Maintain social distancing of at least six feet. Stay home if you do not feel well and contact your physician. Avoid crowds. Follow CDC travel guidance. Follow quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Ongoing Updates

  • We encourage you to stay up to date with us online. Check the COVID-19 Update page and blog at Use the Touchtown Community App for updates.
  • Westminster Canterbury Weekly is a live update that airs on our in-house TV970 station on Thursdays at 3 p.m. and other times as needed. Recordings are available on TV971 daily at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Summaries are available at Please tune in to hear the latest news. The next broadcast will be January 6, 2022, virtual only.
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