Westminster Canterbury COVID-19 Update-August 25, 2021
FROM: John Burns, President and CEO, and Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services
SUBJECT: COVID-19 Update
DATE: August 25, 2021
Since the end of July, when transmission rates of the Delta variant of COVID-19 began to increase in our area, Westminster Canterbury Richmond has seen a small number of breakthrough cases of COVID-19 in fully vaccinated individuals. Currently, three employees and one Independent Living resident have tested positive and remain in quarantine. Thankfully, the risk of exposure to others from these individuals is low. Everyone who may have been exposed has been contacted directly and tested for COVID-19.
On Tuesday, August 24, a resident who is temporarily residing in Mary Morton Parsons Health Center tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from the hospital. Based on guidance from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), all new admissions to Parsons Health Center will be placed in quarantine with additional contact precautions upon entry. New admissions will be tested for COVID-19 and remain under these precautions until a negative test result is received.
Westminster Canterbury follows the latest guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and VDH.
Thank you for your support as we all work together to keep our community safe and healthy. Please watch Westminster Canterbury Weekly on Thursdays for the latest updates.
- We encourage you to stay up to date with us online. Check the COVID-19 Update page and blog at www.WCRICHMOND.org.
- Westminster Canterbury Weekly is a live update that airs 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. Please tune in to hear the latest news.
- Read The Westminster Canterbury Tales.