Westminster Canterbury COVID-19 Update

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

Westminster Canterbury remains committed to keeping you informed on developments related to COVID-19 in our community. We follow the latest guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH). According to the CDC, the COVID-19 Community Level for Henrico County remains high. We encourage everyone to wear a mask when social distancing is not possible to help reduce the spread of this highly transmissible variant.

Mary Morton Parsons Health Center

This weekend, three residents of Parsons Health Center First Floor North and one resident of First Floor East tested positive after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in Parsons Health Center to five. Those who live and work in exposed hallways are tested regularly. Visitation continues. Please note that visitors in certain areas may need to follow additional precautions such as wearing personal protective equipment (PPE). Additional cleaning and infection control practices are in place.

Resident and Employee Cases of COVID-19

One Assisted Living resident previously tested positive for COVID-19 and continues to recover in quarantine. A total of six Independent Living residents tested positive for COVID-19 and are recovering in quarantine.

Since our last update on Thursday, July 28, six additional employees tested positive for COVID-19. They work in Dining, Housekeeping, Parsons Health Center and Security. Anyone who may have been exposed to these individuals has been contacted.

Independent Living Testing Reminders

If residents are experiencing symptoms of illness, please reach out to the Clinic at 264-6231 to receive guidance on next steps. Our Clinic team can help determine the appropriate timing of testing due to exposure or symptoms.

If a resident tests positive during a self-administered at-home test, please report this to the Clinic so they can advise on quarantine measures and help with contact tracing. If a resident has been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the Clinic to schedule a test for five days after an exposure, unless you begin to experience symptoms sooner.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as our clinical teams work to address the additional demands brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as ongoing resident care. Kindness and generosity are hallmarks of our community, and we are grateful to everyone who demonstrates them as we each do our part to address ongoing concerns.

Ongoing Updates

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