Westminster Canterbury COVID-19 Update-June 28, 2021

FROM: Will Blackwell, Vice President Health Services


DATE: June 28, 2021

On Monday, June 28, Westminster Canterbury Richmond learned that an unvaccinated Registered Nurse (RN) from Mary Morton Parsons Health Center First Floor tested positive for COVID-19. Unfortunately, Parsons Health Center First Floor West and East are under quarantine until Thursday, July 8. Communal dining and activities are suspended on Parsons Health Center First Floor West and East. Visitors to these areas must wear full personal protective equipment that is available at the entrance to these hallways.

Per guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), all Parsons Health Center employees and residents are being tested today and will be tested every seven days for two weeks.

Effective September 1, 2021, all employees will be required to be fully vaccinated unless they have health or religious reasons that preclude them from being vaccinated. We are allowing this period of time so that employees who are not already vaccinated will have time to talk to their healthcare providers and seek additional education on the vaccine.

Westminster Canterbury follows the latest guidance from CMS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH).

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 for what to expect when visiting our community and more.

• Westminster Canterbury Weekly 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.

• Read The Westminster Canterbury Tales.

Thank you!

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