Live Update to Residents-May 1, 2020

Daily Live updates to residents on our in-house TV970 have become a popular way for us to stay in touch while social distancing! Today’s update featured John Burns, President and CEO; Kim Briggs, Senior A/R Coordinator; and David Curtis, Chaplain.

The following updates were shared during the live briefing on TV970.

John Burns

Globally, there are 3,276,376 cases of COVID-19, 234,000 deaths, and 1 million recoveries. Nationally, there are 1,113,437 cases of COVID-19, 64,715 deaths and 135,263 recoveries.

As of this morning, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reports:

• 105,648 people have been tested for COVID-19, with 16,109 tests since yesterday. This is the biggest day of testing so far.

• Total positive COVID-19 cases are 16,901 with 1,055 new cases.

• 1,431 are currently hospitalized.

• 572 total deaths.

• 2,196 have recovered.

Additional staff who were tested for COVID-19 have received negative test results. We do not currently have any other staff we are concerned about. A resident went to the hospital a couple of days ago with symptoms that could have been COVID-19, but she received one negative test result, and we await results from a second test.

There will be no Live Briefing this weekend. The next briefing is Monday at 3 p.m.

Fun Friday

Kim Briggs performed “Something’s Got a Hold on Me.”

David Curtis – Pastoral Care

Psalm 100

O be joyful in the LORD, all ye lands:

serve the LORD with gladness,

and come before his presence with a song.

Be ye sure that the LORD he is God;

it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;

we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

O go your way into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise;

be thankful unto him, and speak good of his Name.

For the LORD is gracious, his mercy is everlasting;

and his truth endureth from generation to generation.

Open Unto Me

Open unto me — light for my darkness.

Open unto me — courage for my fear.

Open unto me — hope for my despair.

Open unto me — peace for my turmoil.

Open unto me — joy for my sorrow.

Open unto me — strength for my weakness.

Open unto me — wisdom for my confusion.

Open unto me — forgiveness for my sins.

Open unto me — love for my hates.

Open unto me — thy Self for my self.

Lord, Lord, open unto me!


Prayer by Howard Thurman, pastor, theologian, educator, civil rights leader, and author.

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