Live Update to Residents-June 16, 2020
Daily Live updates to residents on our in-house TV970 keep us informed and connected. Today’s update featured John Burns, President and CEO; Whitney Woodruff, Manager Life Enrichment; and Logan Augustine, Chaplain.
The following updates were shared during the live briefing on TV970.
In the United States, there have been nearly 2,086,000 cases of COVID-19 and 115,644 deaths. As of today, the COVID-19 data for Virginia includes:
• 483,024 people have been tested for COVID-19. Positive cases total 55,331.
• The rolling seven-day positivity rate in Virginia is 7.4% (decrease of 0.1%), Henrico is 8.6% (increase of 0.1%) and Richmond is 11% (increase of 0.3%).
• There have been 5,643 total hospitalizations. 904 people are currently hospitalized.
• There have been 1,570 deaths associated with COVID-19.
• 7,341 people have recovered.
The Gables and Monticello Update
Residents of The Gables and Monticello were retested on Saturday. We received their second negative COVID-19 test results, so The Gables and Monticello quarantine was lifted today. At this time, all areas of quarantine have been lifted. We return to our safer at home approach where residents are encouraged to stay in their area of living. Independent Living residents may move within public areas of the campus and travel off campus for essential business. Assisted Living residents may move within Assisted Living and are encouraged to go outside for exercise and fresh air. Parsons Health Center remains closed to visitors under CMS guidance.
Beginning this Friday, June 19, family may come on campus to pick you up for off-campus appointments and essential business. Details will be shared tomorrow.
We are working to create structured, scheduled, safe visitation for each area of living. Independent Living visitation details are below. The Assisted Living visitation plan will be announced soon.
Changes to the grocery deliveries from Publix will be shared tomorrow. Later this week, a written summary of all new changes and programs will be available.
Independent Living Visitation
Independent Living family and friends may begin visiting campus on Tuesday, June 23. Family visits will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. by appointment only. Residents can register for a time slot by calling Whitney at ext. 6058 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning tomorrow, June 17.
Visits will be in the Canterbury Room and the Private Dining Room. Three visits will take place at one time with appropriate social distancing between each visitation space. Visits are scheduled every 60 minutes with the visit lasting 30 minutes to allow time for disinfecting and prepping for the next set of visitors.
A maximum of two visitors per resident or resident couple is allowed. Visitors are required to wear a mask and will do a temperature and question screening as they enter the campus at the Gatehouse. Visitors will park near the Center Entrance and enter at the Foundation Hall doors, behind the Westbrook Bell. There will be signage to point the way. Visitors who arrive more than 15 minutes early for their scheduled visit are asked to wait in their car. Visitors should plan to arrive at the Foundation Hall doors approximately five minutes prior to their appointment, maintaining social distancing as there may be other visitors arriving at the same time. Two staff volunteers will greet visitors, escort them through campus, and disinfect after each visit. Visitors will be escorted to their meeting location via the Campbell Garden or Cochrane Commons.
Deliveries from Family and Friends
On Wednesday, June 17, deliveries from family and friends will change from being made at the Azalea Lot to being made on campus. Please read the details in this memo.
Psalm 133: 1
How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
He loves the righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord.
Prayer by Helen Weaver, writer
Almighty God, who are mother and father to us all, look upon your planet Earth divided: help us to know that we are all your children; that all nations belong to one great family, and all of our religions lead to you. Multiply our prayers in every land until the whole Earth becomes your congregation, united in your love. Sustain our vision of a peaceful future and give us strength to work unceasingly to make that vision real. Amen.