Dear Friends, Residents and Families of Friendship Village:
A little overcast and cool again this morning but spirits remain high at Friendship Villages on this Wednesday, May 20th, 2020.
Not much has changed in the Chesterfield Care Center as of this morning. The same 3 Residents are still in recovering in the COVID Care Center and one Resident is recovering in the hospital.
In Sunset Hills, two additional Residents that were tested recently have come back positive and have joined the other two Residents in the COVID Care Center, for a total of four. One Resident is awaiting a test result and one who we thought might have been exposed came back negative. No other Residents have shown symptoms at this time.
Now that the State of Missouri and St. Louis County have essentially ended “Stay-at-Home” orders, there are many questions about our continued “No Visitor” policy.
Friendship Villages still maintains a “No Visitor” policy on each campus. As a senior living community, our guidelines come to us from the federal government and the CDC and from our own preventive measure policies. All of the practices that have been in place for the past several weeks are still in effect.
Our policies on In-Unit meal delivery and other services remain in effect, as well. We are evaluating a potential return to dining room dining but maintaining appropriate no-contact rules and social distancing means that it would be logistically difficult to return to the dining rooms at this time. We appreciate everyone’s continued understanding of these precautions.
Please pray with us for God’s intervention in preventing Residents and other staff from contracting the virus.
No Visitor Policy Still in Full Effect
As many would expect, all of the security and no-visitor policies remain in full effect at all locations as we continue to combat the coronavirus. We appreciate the cooperation and understanding of all involved, Residents and families alike.
Although the State of Missouri and St. Louis County has lifted stay at home orders, Friendship Village must still adhere to our protocols and the guidance provided by the CDC and the Departments of Health as prescribed for senior living communities. We will maintain our measures and vigilance, as we are currently, until a time when we feel there will be an opportunity to safely begin relaxing some of our measures, but that time is not now. Our No-Visitor Policy remains in effect until further notice. We appreciate your continued understanding and cooperation.
Gift-Giving in Appreciation of our Staff is Open. Click Here to Donate
Many family members and Residents have inquired as to how to donate a gift of appreciation for the staff for their service during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our website at FriendshipVillageSTL.com now has an easy-to-use tab to use in making contributions for the staff and we thank all of you for considering a gift. As funds are collected, we will identify the best use of those funds in order to do the most that can be done for our employees. Every gift is appreciated, large and small.
As always, all of us thank you all for your continued prayers as we continually ask our Lord Jesus Christ to enable us to do our best to fend-off the COVID-19 coronavirus and to maintain the safety and protection of our Residents and staff.