Friendship Village Senior Services’ Update and Response to COVID-19 as of Friday, January 22nd, 2021

Assisted Living and Independent Living Vaccination Day #1 was a success!  On Thursday, January 21st, all Assisted Living and Independent Living residents received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine in a day full of excitement and joyful anticipation of the future.  In all, more than 400 immunizations were administered on the Chesterfield campus and more than 525 immunizations were administered on the Sunset Hills campus.  There were no adverse reactions at either location.  Our Good Lord has provided.  We look forward to their second doses to be administered on Thursday, February 18th.

Next Monday, January 25th, second doses will be provided to residents of the Sunset Hills Skilled Nursing Facility and on Tuesday, January 26th, second doses will be provided to residents of the Chesterfield Skilled Nursing Facility.  We can’t wait!

Reports of current confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the campuses are positive. As of today:

Chesterfield

  • Skilled Nursing has 1 COVID+ resident, who is in isolation and recovering.
  • Assisted Living has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Independent Living has 1 COVID+ resident who is asymptomatic and 3 under quarantine for observation due to possible exposure but no symptoms.

Sunset Hills

  • Skilled Nursing has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Assisted Living has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Independent Living has 1 COVID+ resident who is currently being treated in the hospital and 5 under quarantine due to possible exposure but no symptoms.

Both Villages remain under a No Visitor policy until both vaccinations are complete and have taken effect.

We are always thankful to our Lord for providing these wonderful opportunities for us and for our partners at Walgreens to help get it accomplished.  Please pray with us that 2021 will be a year of relief and joy as we continue to fight this fight.  The new year is already getting off to a great start!

Friendship Village Senior Services’ Update and Response to COVID-19 as of Tuesday, January 19th, 2021

48 hours until Vaccination Day, Thursday, January 21st!  While all Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care residents have already received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and are due for their second doses next Monday and Tuesday, January 25th and 26th, all other residents on both campuses, in Assisted Living and Independent Living, will receive their first dose on Thursday, January 21st.  The atmosphere is electric and there is great excitement in the air over the blessings and opportunities this vaccination provides.  Both Villages have received consent forms from approximately 98 percent of the campus population.  Some of the remaining residents have either been vaccinated through some other avenues, were in the test program, or some other reason.

Reports of current confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the campuses are positive. As of today:

Chesterfield

  • Skilled Nursing has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Assisted Living has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Independent Living has 1 COVID+ resident who is asymptomatic and 3 under quarantine for observation due to possible exposure but no symptoms.

Sunset Hills

  • Skilled Nursing has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Assisted Living has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Independent Living has 1 COVID+ resident who is currently being treated in the hospital and 5 under quarantine due to possible exposure but no symptoms.

Both Villages remain under a No Visitor policy until both vaccinations are complete and have taken effect.

We are always thankful to our Lord for providing these wonderful opportunities for us and for our partners at Walgreens to help get it accomplished.  Please pray with us that 2021 will be a year of relief and joy as we continue to fight this fight.  The new year is already getting off to a great start!

Friendship Village Senior Services’ Update and Response to COVID-19 as of Friday, January 15th, 2021

Although winter appears to be moving in, there continue to be encouraging and exciting days ahead at Friendship Villages on this Friday, January 15th, 2021.

We are very thankful for the protection and healing our Lord has provided during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have been blessed to be able to provide a positive report on our COVID-19 status on this day.

Chesterfield

  • Skilled Nursing has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Assisted Living has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Independent Living has 1 COVID+ resident, currently in the hospital, and 2 under quarantine for observation due to possible exposure but no symptoms.

Sunset Hills

  • Skilled Nursing has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Assisted Living has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Independent Living has 2 COVID+ residents in-house and 7 under quarantine due to possible exposure but no symptoms.

Both Villages remain under a No Visitor policy.

IMMUNIZATION DAYS COMING UP!  Our partners at Walgreen’s have committed to being on campus to vaccinate all Assisted Living and Independent Living residents on both campuses on Thursday, January 21st.  This will be a very big event in both scale and uplifting hope.  Second doses will be administered on February 18th.  Second doses for skilled nursing residents and employees will be on January 25th at Sunset Hills and January 26th at Chesterfield.  We could not be more excited for all of this to occur.  All residents must submit consent forms and current insurance information to administration now.

We are very thankful to our Lord for providing these opportunities for us and for our partners at Walgreens to help get it accomplished.  Please pray with us that 2021 will be a year of relief and joy as we continue to fight this fight.  The new year is already getting off to a great start!

Friendship Village Senior Services’ Update and Response to COVID-19 as of Monday, January 11th, 2021

There are encouraging and exciting days ahead at Friendship Villages on this Monday, January 11th, 2021.

We thank our Lord Jesus Christ for protection and healing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have been blessed to be able to provide a positive report on our COVID-19 status on this day.

Chesterfield

  • Skilled Nursing has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Assisted Living has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Independent Living has 0 COVID+ residents, though one remains under quarantine for observation due to possible contact.

Sunset Hills

  • Skilled Nursing has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Assisted Living has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Independent Living has 1 COVID+ resident in-house and 3 under quarantine due to possible contact but with no symptoms.

Both Villages remain under a No Visitor policy.

MOVING DAY!  Skilled nursing and long-term care residents at Sunset Hills will spend the next three days moving from the original Skilled Nursing Facility, occupied for the past 43 years, into a brand new, state-of-the-art facility that will offer not only better accommodations but better protection from problems such as COVID-19.

IMMUNIZATION DAYS COMING UP!  Our partners at Walgreen’s have committed to being on campus to vaccinate all Assisted Living and Independent Living residents on both campuses on Thursday, January 21st.  This will be a very big event in both scale and uplifting hope.  Second doses will be administered on February 18th.  Second doses for skilled nursing residents and employees will be on January 25th at Sunset Hills and January 26th at Chesterfield.  We could not be more excited for all of this to occur.  All residents must submit consent forms and current insurance information to administration now.

We are very thankful to our Lord for providing these opportunities for us and for our partners at Walgreens to help get it accomplished.  Please pray with us that 2021 will be a year of relief and joy as we continue to fight this fight.  The new year is already getting off to a great start!

Friendship Village Senior Services’ Update and Response to COVID-19 as of Friday, January 8th, 2021

Not a bad winter, so far, at Friendship Villages on this Friday, January 8th, 2021.

We have been blessed to be able to provide a positive report on our COVID-19 status on this day.

Chesterfield

  • Skilled Nursing has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Assisted Living has 0 COVID+ residents.
  • Independent Living has 0 COVID+ residents, though one remains under quarantine for observation due to possible contact.

Sunset Hills

  • Skilled Nursing has 1 COVID+ resident in isolation who is a temporary resident from Assisted Living.
  • Assisted Living has 0 COVID+ residents in house and one temporarily in the Care Center.
  • Independent Living has 2 COVID+ residents in-house (1 of these will be released tomorrow) and 3 under quarantine due to possible contact but with no symptoms.

Both Villages remain under a No Visitor policy.

All are aware that many residents and staff of both Skilled Nursing Facilities received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine last week on December 28th at Sunset Hills and December 29th at Chesterfield.  We have been very thankful for what our Lord has provided.  2nd doses for those individuals will be administered on January 25th and 26th.

We have confirmed with Walgreens that Assisted Living residents on both campuses will be administered on January 21st.  Their 2nd shot will then be delivered on February 18th.

1st shot vaccinations are being confirmed with Walgreens for all remaining residents, including those in Independent Living, and we have very positive indications that it may be on January 21st as well, but this is not yet confirmed, nor official.  We pray that this is confirmed very soon.

This is all very exciting for everyone on campus.  All who wish to receive the vaccination must complete a consent form (available at any reception or concierge desk) in advance of the shot day.  Many hundreds have already been received.  If the 21st becomes the official day for the 1st shot, then February 18th would be the day for the 2nd shot.

We are very thankful for our partners at Walgreens.  Please pray with us that 2021 will be a year of relief and joy as we continue to fight this fight.  Happy New Year!

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Essential Construction Guidelines
New Department Of Homeland Security Guidance Clarifies Construction’s Role In Supporting Essential Critical Infrastructure

March 28, 2020

Construction Officials Say New Federal Guidance Should Signal to State and Local Officials the Need to Allow Construction Activity to Continue, or Resume, During Coronavirus-Related Work Stoppages

The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, issued the following statement in reaction to the release of new guidance (link is external) from the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency that clarifies construction’s critical role in supporting essential infrastructure.

“Federal officials have, wisely, heeded our advice and opted to release new guidance that makes it clear that construction activities are included in its list of essential critical infrastructure workers. This new federal guidance should help eliminate the confusion and ambiguity that has led several state and local officials to needlessly order halts to construction activity that is clearly essential.

“Specifically, federal officials have opted to identify construction and related activities, including the manufacture and delivery of construction supplies and safety equipment and the permitting & inspection of projects, in 25 different parts of its guidelines, compared to four times in its prior iteration. That is because federal officials understand the essential role construction plays in supporting our critical infrastructure and economic activities. They also understand that construction activity can continue to occur in a way that protects workers and the general public from the spread of coronavirus.

“Moving forward, we are eager to work with state and local officials to help them better understand how to heed this new federal guidance so they can continue, or begin, to allow construction work to proceed in their jurisdictions.”

Click Here for Friendship Village’s Construction Protocol Statement.

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