Westminster Canterbury COVID-19 Update – December 14, 2021

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


DATE: December 14, 2021

Today, Westminster Canterbury Richmond learned that a fully vaccinated Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in Mary Morton Parsons Health Center Third Floor West tested positive for COVID-19. Per guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), residents who live in Parsons Health Center Third Floor West will be under quarantine until Saturday, December 25. Parsons Health Center Third Floor West residents and exposed staff will be tested for COVID-19 today and next week.

Visitors to Parsons Health Center Third Floor West will be required to wear personal protective equipment during the quarantine period until Saturday, December 25.

Westminster Canterbury follows the latest guidance from CMS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH). Thank you for your support as we all work together to keep our community safe and healthy.

Follow the Core Principles of COVID-19 Infection Prevention

Henrico County remains at a high level of community transmission of COVID-19. CMS recommends that everyone should wear a mask in public, indoor settings. We also recommend that you follow these guidelines from the CDC: Be vaccinated for COVID-19 and get a booster shot when you are eligible. Avoid crowded spaces or spaces with poor ventilation or wear a mask in these spaces. Wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer. Maintain social distancing of at least six feet. Stay home if you do not feel well and contact your physician. Avoid crowds. Follow CDC travel guidance. Follow quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with COVID-19.

Ongoing 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 on TV971 daily at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Summaries are available at www.WCRICHMOND.org. Please tune in to hear the latest news. There will be no broadcast on December 23 or 30.
  • Read The Westminster Canterbury Tales.

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