Memo-COVID-19 Update-November 7, 2020
FROM: John Burns, President and CEO; and Debra Jacobsen, Administrator Resident Services
SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update – Independent Living Resident Tests Positive
DATE: November 7, 2020
This morning, November 7, Westminster Canterbury Richmond learned that an Independent Living resident tested positive for COVID-19 after being admitted to the hospital. We are working with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and actively tracing those who may have come into contact with this resident. Those impacted will be contacted directly. We anticipate that the number of potential exposures is low. We will provide more updates next week, including at a special Live Update on Tuesday at 3 p.m. on TV970.
Child Development Center
On Friday, November 6, Westminster Canterbury learned that the spouse of an employee tested positive for COVID-19. Their two children attend our Child Development Center. Those who have been identified as close contacts of the positive case have been appropriately quarantined at home following guidance from VDH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). VDH also advises that we do not need to quarantine or close any of our classrooms, so we will continue to operate as we have been.
Westminster Canterbury Richmond COVID-19 Case Summary
We are committed to continued transparency about our COVID-19 response and cases in our residents and staff. Since March, Westminster Canterbury has had confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a total of 16 residents and 38 employees. Fourteen residents recovered. One recovered and subsequently tested positive again. One is currently recovering. So far, 33 of the 38 employees have recovered, tested negative twice and returned to work. Westminster Canterbury follows the latest guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CDC and VDH in our response.
• We encourage you to stay up-to-date with us online. Check the COVID-19 Update page at www.WCRICHMOND.org for what to expect when visiting our community and more.
• Live Update videos air on our in-house TV970 station on Thursdays at 3 p.m. and other times as needed. Recordings are available later on www.WCRICHMOND.org, www.facebook.com/wcrichmond or on TV971 daily at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.