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COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response

Posted on Sep 24, 2021

At The Virginian, the health and well-being of residents and team members is our highest priority at all times. We continue to take proper prevention and preparedness steps related to COVID-19.

What is The Virginian doing to prepare for any incidence of COVID-19?

We know that this disease most dramatically impacts older adults - the people we serve. We will continue to follow infection control guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) as well as our local and state health agencies.

Earlier this year, we successfully completed a safe and efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to residents and employees in partnership with local and state health agencies. As new information develops, we will continue coordinating with our pharmacy partners and local and state health authorities to provide additional information or updates directly to residents and employees. The Virginian will work with residents and employees who qualify and want to receive a COVID-19 booster shot as recommended by the CDC.

Recently, we announced a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 16, 2021, in accordance with the policy of our management company Life Care Services (LCS), one of the nation’s largest senior living providers with more than 140 communities. We are proud that 94% of our employees were fully vaccinated, even prior to this requirement. Protecting the health and safety of our residents and employees remains our top priority, and requiring vaccinations, including for any new employees, will help ensure we stay true to that focus. As new highly transmissible COVID-19 variants persist, we believe the COVID-19 vaccination is essential to protecting all of our residents and employees.

We continue to be steadfast in taking every precaution to protect the community from the spread of COVID-19. Employees continue to wear masks and undergo screenings at the start of each shift. LCS’s newest signature experience, EverSafe 360°, also demonstrates our commitment to providing an industry-leading experience focused on enhancing the well-being, security, and safety of residents and employees.

COVID-19 Actions:

Through EverSafe 360° – the new standard of senior safety – LCS is raising the bar to reimagine and innovate the way we live and work together, taking proactive measures to elevate the standard of safety for seniors.

The program includes establishment of a national Medical Advisory Board, which consists of a team of interdisciplinary experts, including physicians and scientists who specialize in epidemiology, mental health, infectious disease and indoor air quality.

At The Virginian, we are connecting with our local and state health agencies on a regular basis.

Those who enter the community, are screened to inquire whether they have any symptoms or potential known exposures. They are not allowed to enter if they answer yes to any of these questions.

We continue our focus on infection control and prevention, following the guidelines from the CDC.

We continue to actively monitor and report respiratory illnesses across our organization.

We are regularly sharing updated information on COVID-19 with our residents and others in the communities that we serve.

We have an emergency response plan in place should we need to implement it.

Through it all, we have focused on providing the experiences Life Care Services® communities are known for. We remain dedicated to serving our seniors, first and foremost, and we’ve adapted to the challenges in today’s world to ensure that never changes.

At The Virginian, as with all LCS communities, we believe “Experience is Everything”. We remain inspired by the many ways our employees ensure residents feel connected and cared for as we continue to address the presence of the COVID-19 virus in our society.

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