Westminster Canterbury COVID-19 Update

FROM:                 John Burns, President and CEO; and 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

Yesterday, we learned that a resident of Parsons Health Center First Floor North tested positive after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. Residents and staff who live and work in exposed hallways are being 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. Thankfully, all others who tested positive earlier in July have recovered.

Resident and Employee Cases of COVID-19

Four Assisted Living residents and six Independent Living residents tested positive for COVID-19 and are recovering in quarantine.

A total of 27 employees tested positive for COVID-19 and continue to recover in quarantine. They work in Accounting, Administration, Assisted Living, Child Development Center, Dining, Engineering, Housekeeping, Parsons Health Center and Resident Services. Anyone who may have been exposed to these individuals has been contacted.

Visitation Reminders

Thank you to our visitors for your care as you spend time with friends and loved ones at Westminster Canterbury! This includes Independent Living residents who visit those in Parsons Health Center and Assisted Living. If you have any symptoms of illness, please do not put your friends and loved ones at risk by visiting. Visitors are asked to notify Westminster Canterbury if you become ill or test positive within 48 hours of visiting our community. Per regulations, if you test positive for COVID-19, you may not visit Parsons Health Center or Assisted Living until 10 days have passed since the date you tested positive.

Thank you for screening using our Accushield system when visiting Parsons Health Center and Assisted Living. If you are a frequent visitor who has been screened at one of our screening stations before, consider downloading the Accushield Mobile app to make your screening process a little easier. Instructions are located at each screening station.

Thank you for your support as we weather this time of high transmission.

Ongoing Updates

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